All this beautiful weather is bittersweet since it gets dark too early to ride after work. Getting my light out of purgatory would help, but that's a touchy one that I can't go into. The other thing is that I find some time away from the bike helpful.
Wheels are sold. Next up for bids is a nearly new 28 hole DT240 rear hub. It's been built and used for a couple hundred miles. The freehub is barely scored. Competitive Cyclist has them for $390. First $250 takes it. Skewer not included.
Anecdotally, the best way to throw your training off track is to talk about it a whole lot. I'll play with that fire just a little bit. The plan is to only be on the trainer once a week through until December sometime. The other time will be spent doing some running, some lifting, some plyometrics and the stair mill. The stair mill is a brutal animal that crushes souls, but provides a pretty extraordinary LT-type workout.
Also, if anyone out there plays squash or wants to, and is convenient to Chevy Chase, let me know. The gym we go to has a nice court that's almost always open and it's not that expensive. The owner wants to get more peope using it so he'll probably hook you with some killer deal.
Another boring post. Splendid.