My work at TCU is finished. I wrapped up my participation in the study with one last VO2 max test and a time trial. Below are my final stats:
VO2 Max: 65.2 ml/kg/min
25K TT Average Watts: 302
25K TT Average HR: 174
All in all it was a very interesting experience and I have a new level of respect for researchers. In fact, I also have a new respect for how studies are conducted and just how difficult it must be to isolate as many variables as possible.