Team Schmitty has been performing some serious chillaxing of late. They say that part of training is proper rest - whether that's getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night, taking a day off during a training week, or an extended period of down time after a long season. Training breaks your body down. Rest and recovery builds it back up.
Since Ironman I've been on a rest and recovery bender....totally embracing my inner slacker. My only exercise in the morning is hitting the snooze button.
Want to see all the nothing I've been accomplishing? Just look at my training graph - that is epic: