This morning I went on an amazing 30 mile bike ride around my town, and it was no walk on the beach. I pushed it hard, since I haven't trained in two weeks because of the rain. (I'm a competitive cyclist)
I came across another cyclist on the path and I made an aggressive attack on him (drafting then flying by him) and that sent him after me in a chase. We kept taking turns drafting each other and trying to pull ahead for 5-10 miles...until he pulled over to answer his phone (perhaps it was a phony phone call?) I had my headphones on so I wouldn't hear anything in the first place...but that got me motivated again...I'm extremely competitive and "winning" that little race just made my day.
It appears my body hasn't decreased much in muscle efficiency and I'll be back to training starting tomorrow.
The human body is a work of art; I love life right now.