The great part about waking up early here in Kona and being on Hawaiin time (6 hours behind EST) is being able to get some work done before the sun comes up.
After a little bit of work on the computer, a phone call to an athlete and a pre-workout snack (and coffee), Karel and I were ready for our morning workout.
We first started with a 45 minute very EZ spin on the run course so that Karel could see the out and back section on Ali'i drive and then we grabbed our run gear in the condo and dropped off our bikes and did a short dynamic warm-up in our parking lot. We walked to Ali'i drive and started our run.
4 x 5 min (desc 1-4) w/ 15 sec walk in between
Then cool down
After our run workout, we had a recovery drink in the condo, then breakfast and chillaxed for a little before heading out to the Kona Aquatic Center around 1pm for a short swim.
My upper back was feeling a little off (it mostly bothers me when I swim) so I shorted the swim to a 2000 and didn't do our entire main set but Karel swam awesome in the water and finished with 3200 yards.
It was so great to swim (for free) at the aquatic center but nothing beats swimming in the ocean (aka Kona fish bowl).
We have been enjoying our home cooked meals but local bread is a necessity for us - Daylight Mind coffee shop had fresh sourdough bread, just perfect for our carb loving diet.
After our post workout meal/lunch at our condo, we got ready for a trip 9 miles up the mountain to visit Mountain Thunder for a coffee tour. We tasted fresh local organic coffee and walked away with two bags (we couldn't resist!).
Karel made this delicious cabbage salad with carrots, tomatoes, onions, dates and avocado dressing as well as pasta (with chicken for Karel).
It was a busy day but we are really enjoying our race-cation and trying to make the most of this awesome experience together.