It's been a busy week, preparing for an incredibly complicated month of field work on Baffin Island that's coming up alarmingly soon and coring Calkins Lake yesterday. Fortunately, it was time to taper for the next challenge, so my training volume was way down for the past 7 days. This'll probably be my last racing for the summer. Two mountain bike ultras and two running ultras might be all I can handle, especially seeing what may be down the road a little farther. Stefan will kindly be dropping me off on Monday morning and then sitting back for a few days and watching my SPOT dot chug off to the west as I suffer like a dog in the unforgiving Colorado mountains for a few days. After how strong I've been feeling for the past few months, I've got some lofty goals set for myself, and I am really starting to appreciate the individual time trial approach to these things. This'll be an interesting one. Thirty hours until go time, so I'd better get a some sleep, because there sure won't be much to be had until the end of the week!