Just returned from the SD TRI Club meeting and listened to an interview with Craig Alexander, IM World Champion 10/08. Very, very cool guy. So humble and so real. Inspirational indeed. He made one great comment about training, the difference between IM training and 70.3 is that 70.3 is always hard and intense. HA!! That is my problem, I spend too much time taking it easy. Amazing to hear him talk about 4-5 hour AM workout and maybe another 1-2 hours in the evening. 12 races in 2008! All 70.3's and 1 Amazing Ironman Win!!! He is so complimentary and appreciative of his wife and daughter- very refreshing.