As a triathlete or an athlete, have you ever wonder if you got your full amount of sleep?

For example, you head to bed at 10:30. Light out at 11 and up at 6:00 am. Sweet, 7 hours of sleep! Think again.

It has been over 1.5 months since I started using the Whoop and I can’t believe how much I am really loving this thing.

Click HERE to see my Rulon Rules: Rest & Recovery, when I talked about my workouts and my recovery when I was sick back at the end of January, beginning of February.

I also gave you five “Rulon Rules: Rest & Recovery” as recovery is SO CRUCIAL for all athletes.

So, let’s chat about my recovery from the last three weeks with some heavy training days, as I am preparing for 70.3 IM Galveston on April 2nd AND I am dealing with allergies and Upper Respitory Infection…again.

Let’s get into the nitty gritty about The Whoop. There is a Strain Score and a Recovery Score. Let’s explain this set up.

Over the many years of training and Ironman racing, I realized that I have taken a different approach to Ironman training but I also believe that experience does wonders for the mind, the body and the soul. 

Over many years of Ironman Triathlon Racing and Training, I have a different approach. I am very “Zen” with my ideas: coaching, and training. I am on an Ironman Zen Journey. I call it “IronZen.” (Thank you Rick!)

According to Webster Dictionary, Zen is a Japanese form of Buddhism that emphasizes meditation. Another definition from Urban Dictionary (if you call that a definition) states  “A total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind.”