I read a book, Off The Deep End, about a 44 year old trying to qualify for the Olympic Trials in the 100 meter freestyle. He's crazy. But it inspired me to try to get my act together enough to salvage the season. I've got 4 races spread over 3 weekends planned before the Holidays. After that there's one weekend in Knoxville in January and one in February, but they'll both be a hassle logistically and they start to get dangerously close to ski season.
At any rate, I've got a plan and I plan to use it.