Sleep is a valuable commodity to triathletes, especially those who do most of their training early in the morning. I went to bed a little later than normal last night knowing I could afford to get up a bit later for my workout. I'm normally up at 5, often without the need of an alarm, giving me 7 hours of sleep. So at 4:20 AM, I hear Jasmine, our Weimaraner, wretching out in the living room. I sprinted out of bed and tried to get her outside before she did any more damage. That involved opening the door to 20 degrees while in my skivies. Needless to say, the chances of my falling aspeep were slim. I tried, but finally got up at 5. Damn.
Had a good training week, about 11.5 hours. The highlight was my long bike session of the season, two hours. That included a 60 minute time trial in the middle. After downloading the Powertap data, I see my power curve is about 30 watts higher for efforts longer than 20 minutes compared to last year. Good deal. The bike is fairly flat at Tuscaloosa, so I'll need a consistent effort. I wont worry about the shorter, more intense efforts for another several weeks.