I LOVE The Whoop. I do. I would have never have thought to LOVE an object but I do. Why? The Whoop is the SHIT. It keeps my ass accountable as I am trying to have the best year yet.

There are days when you jump into bed at 10:30 pm, you sleep until 6:30 am and you think, “I got 8 hours of sleep.” Think again. The Whoop has taught me that it isn’t so!

The Whoop has come up with some new algothriums that I wanted to share with you from last couple of weeks.
Wednesday, May 17 – Tuesday, May 23

I left for Boston that Friday. So, I had to do my long bike on Thursday before I left. I was pretty tired that Friday am but had time to get on the “dreadmill” at the hotel before the weekend began.  Took Saturday off due to the workshop that I attended too. Ran 9.5 miles on Sunday on the Boston Marathon course. Tried to get up early to run again on Monday. I couldn’t do it. I was beat BUT knew I needed to get something in before I headed back home to San Antonio, as I knew I wouldn’t get anything done that evening. I had time to run on the “dreadmill” again. That Tuesday, I did a 3000 meter swim with an easy bike. I could tell I was exhausted. Look at the 20th – 23rd. I wasn’t recovering. Right! The Whoop also tells me…”Hey DumbAss, you need to recover!”

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.

As triathletes, we know the importance of rest and recovery. You have all heard the numerous discussions about sleep and what we are learning about LACK of sleep. Heck, I wrote a blog about “Why It is Time to Prioritize Your Sleep, Triathletes.” As triathletes, we also tend to be VERY hard on ourselves. For example, maybe you feel like a nap, but in your mind you feel LAZY. Or you see ALL your friends riding 5 hours, when you are ONLY supposed to be riding 2 hours. Unfortunately, the big thing that gets in the way of ourselves is OUR EGO! (Yes, I said it!) As a triathlon coach, I have seen this happen with athletes constantly. Not so much for the people that I coach, but the people that I see on social media!

If you have been following me on my daily Instagram Stories, you may recall that I have been sick for the last 2 weeks. I am FINALLY getting better. While my head tells me one thing, my body is truly telling me another thing. It is time to rest for you to be prepared for the 2017 Triathlon Season.