Rest is one of the most important things during training. Without properly resting, you do not perform anywhere near your potential. Getting enough sleep is by far the most important form of rest and something that should not be neglected. However, as the first race day approaches, I find myself facing an unanticipated problem. The excitement and anticipation of the upcoming race is causing me to not be able to fall asleep or stay asleep at night. Thinking ahead to the race, I know I will be traveling the day before and staying in a hotel in San Jose, so I assume the pre-race anticipation will only be growing from this point out.
So, the post today has a question: How do you get a good night's sleep before a big event?
I want to get good sleep this week. I am not a fan of sleep aid pills, so please don't suggest those, but if you have any other tips or tricks to get past the anticipation of something big in order to get a good nights sleep I would love to hear it.