Ironman racing should never feel easy. The biggest misconception I hear is the faster and stronger you become, the easier the race will be. Definitely not true.
Holding yourself together(when it counts…like in the back half of the race) while taking a beating is what separates folks on the course. Many are willing to race, but few are willing to give it to themselves on race day….but when you do, the reward is oh so sweet.
This all starts in training, both mentally and physically.
Be a mental BEAST on the course.