After the last week, having been forced to eat humble pie, I'm revisiting my goals. I have unfortunately to scratch the Ojai Valley Century from my plans. I will try again next year. This year it's just too important to get to the Pyrenees in good shape, if not at peak condition. Let's face reality: my body is too fragile to take repeated abuse. Even if I would love to have an additional 100 miler in my legs, recovering and doing specific training now is too important. Another week off would definitely decrease my chances to finish in Hautacam.
Back to studying and preparing for the long climbs, starting with this video (and more specific ones) I just received from Cycle Films: