Today was my first workout since the C'ville race. I was back on the bike for about an hour. My legs felt much stronger than I expected them to feel. I was able to easily hold 17.5 mph on the flats without too much effort. I think the hills pushed me and made me much stronger. I have a solid three weeks to get ready for Chicago.
On the issue limiting my food intake. I weighed myself this morning and I weighted at 175lbs. So we will see how much I can lose prior to Chicago. If I can drop 8-10lbs in the next month, I think that my bike and run will be substantially faster.