It's interesting you bring that up about Wendler, I think I overshot my strength levels especially with the 5 rep sets and will probably drop down the maxes next week. I was hoping of skipping the deload week and I think it will be fine with a drop in weights. I have also lost a significant amount of strength over the last few months that I wasn't expecting... The main reason I went with his plan was to coincide the 6 weeks left with 2 cycles. Now I am thinking maybe I'll keep the wendler thing going until I stall out eventually or get bored with it. I think its meshing pretty well right now. I am adding in some daily back work though, the importance of a strong back was very evident at Leadville. I'm still bouncing around with goals for the rest of the cycle too, I really want to drop 10 lbs. and I think it might be a good time to do it. Need to wirte my race report too. Alright better get to work! I was also thinking of doing some speed work on the bike like you, I have a nice stretch of straight 8k that I think I could push a couple of times a week.