I've done the bulk of my training. The hard stuff is over, and I'm well into my taper. Rest and recovery is the focus now. My workouts aren't necessarily easy since it's important to maintain intensity, but they're much shorter now so they seem easier.
I should feel well rested and strong. I should feel like a bad ass right now. But I don't. I've been sleeping a lot and my legs aren't fully recovered from my build cycle. And my chest and triceps are still sore from that stupid 100 pushup challenge. So instead of a badass, I feel a little more like a soggy puppy....
...possibly because of all the time I've been spending in the sauna.
Kona was this weekend, and Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington defended their titles. I like Craig Alexander so I was happy to see him win. I was also happy to see Leito do well and David Bailey nearly win the challenged athlete division (his dad taught me how to ride a motorcycle). Mirinda Carfrae set a women's run record and may be able to challenge Chrissie in the future if she can improve her swim and bike times. Here are a few good Kona pics I found online...