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Andy Potts’ Five Rules Of Recovery

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Aug 23, 2011
  • Updated Oct 24, 2012 at 4:18 PM UTC
Photo: Jeff Bottari

Sleep … A Lot Of It

I get an average of 11 hours of sleep a night. I know that sounds like a ton, and not many people can pull that off, so try to shoot for eight hours at the least. My wife and I used to joke at the end of a hard training or racing day that I was going to bed for the night in the “regenerator.” We attributed special recovery powers to our bed, and when morning rolled around I would be recharged for the demands of a new day.

My top sleeping tip: Sleep with a pillow between your legs. It keeps my body relaxed during the night because I put less pressure on my hips, back and legs.

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