Yah, I'm about to start doing rope pulls on my push day. In general, I'm thinking the sled loads should provoke a cardiovascular response equivalent to a slow sprint. I think that will be my guide. No real reason to go heavy, since I'm already doing low-rep/high-load lifting. So for the time-being, that will be conditioning work I think, then cycling or rowing for aerobic. A full workout, which I hope to have in place by the end of this cycle would be: 30 minutes lifting; 10-15 minutes conditioning; and 15-20 minutes aerobic. Then one longer bike ride on weekends. Thanks for the encouragement, as always! Having you guys here with these log threads has definitely helped me re-motivate. No one in my immediate social circle gives a damn about weights or whatever I have to say about them, so it's great we kept the threads alive during times of sloth. I've been surprised how easy it has been to get the mojo back. I think once I had gone more than a few months without lifting, I over-estimated what a drag it would be to get back at it. Turns out it just took a few weeks to get back up to semi-satisfying resistances. Still, it was good to bottom out I think. I'll still be chasing PRs, but I think I also could be happy with 80% of where I was. That's still a good workout and probably sufficient to accrue all the benefits associating with lifting. Good luck on the 182.5! It would be cool to see one of us finally get to it, and you're extremely close. Just don't hurt your back trying--you don't want to pull a Lee! My next goal is to try to establish the first-thing-in-the-morning routine, or at least make a concerted attempt for a week or two. I got a mild head cold over the weekend, starting Friday, but I think I'll try something tomorrow if I wake up feeling a bit better. I'm still not worrying about weight loss. I think that will have to wait until Cycle II.