So I'm assuming your 3x8 min meant 8 minutes in tempo. The legs felt strong today - and by the third effort I was happy to only have three! I didn't eat much when I should have - I will plan better for that. Had I had enough calories to burn through, I'm sure I would have recovered sooner. Tonight I scarfed down sushi - our weekly amino acid fix. I can't wait till next week.
Looking forward to tomorrow's morning and afternoon ride. I'm getting a massage in the interim and then going to Modest Mouse tomorrow night. Sweet!
Also - I've been studying some racing tactics. It'll be interesting to discuss them with you and see your take on it.