Funny Zach, I sleep on my right side and vary with the fetal position. I greatly appreciated the facts about sleeping on one side or the other. I sleep on my right arm and it takes a few seconds, in the morning, to straighten my arm and it hurts during the day. Thanks for some alternative ways to find good positions and get a restful night of sleep!!
Great piece Jeff and valid points. I think on the other spectrum of this idea of mental preparation, is the ability to know your body. A marathon is extremely taxing on the body, so adequate rest and stretching are important. Stay healthy and don't over train. I've heard if many examples of runners pushing through pain or injuries, but it hurt there performance in the long run.
It's great that this is on the site to allow people to educate themselves and make informed decisions. I read somewhere that this label was gong to be on Starbucks coffee. It would be interesting to see how people react to that label.
I've heard, too, to never read or watch TV in bed because it trains your body to not be able to fall asleep as fast. I always sleep with a fan and use my lavender essential oil to help me relax and fall asleep!