Thanks! Yah, I'll give something like that a shot, although I haven't noticed being hungry directly, but I wonder if lifting in a fasted state is holding me back. I think I need at least another week to adapt, but today I did feel a few urges to push things a bit. I might also try my afternoon pre-workout snack: a banana and a protein bar. Maybe I should chug a couple of glasses of water too, to rev up the metabolism. Definitely feels good to be back at it. Still getting a little drowsy mid-morning or around noon though. I hope that passes. Otherwise, it feels great to get the lifting out of the way first thing. Now I have to get serious about the cardio again. Too bad about the face pulls. It seems like equipment and lift selection is always going to be a matter or trail and error. I really like the six lifts though, and just doing three at a time has been great so far. There doesn't seem to be any problem with lifting everyday so far, although I haven't really pushed things yet. There seems to be enough distinction between the two pulls and two pushes, and deadlifts and squats have always seemed pretty complementary to me, so Squat/Press/Pullup one day, and Deadlift/Bench/Row the other, is going pretty well. Speaking of trail and error, I brought my DIY bass electronics into my luthier yesterday, and he said not everything would fit. So I'll have to return the five-knob Glockenklang and get a set of three stacked knobs (V/BL, M/M, T/B) in the John East preamp. It's fortuitous, because I like the East set-up better, and I've seen a few high-end bassmakers use it together with Delano pickups, so I should be OK with not going all German. The East preamp also comes with proprietary knobs, so that solves the knob problem. I wasn't looking forward to decided on what kind of knobs I wanted. It's nice to have that decided for me. Wow, I just realized I'm looking forward to tomorrow morning's workout already. I guess I really have gotten my groove back. The immediate goal remains just getting everything aligned with a 300-pound 1RM squat. Could take the rest of this cycle. When do we get the race report btw?