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  • Greg Strosaker

    I’ll debate you a bit on the sleep. Not the idea that sleep is important, but the idea that there is some fixed figure that should be a minimum. Frankly, many of us who train wouldn’t have time to do so and meet our other obligations if we got 7.5 hours or more per night. I think the amount needed is related to the individual, and I tend to average 5-6 hours per night during the marathon training cycle, with perhaps one day of 7-8 hours per week if I’m lucky (of course, that’s offset by a day or two that come in at 4.5 hours). Would I be better off cutting 7 miles per day in order to hit the sleep target? I hardly think so.