Thanks for that link Evan. For a second there I was starting to get a little full of myself because I haven't seen anyone else running the big T in the past three days, apart from my homeboys Conor and David Schmitt, who came out and paddled today. Fortunately, I read through that old thread, and it looks like what I thought was "high side of optimal" was in fact too low for the real hardcore paddlers. Good thing I saw that before I started trash talking.
Do you want to go paddle any time this week? It's been pretty hard to find people to paddle with. Give me a call.