Great post. There are a lot of other good links within this section to the properties of connective tissue. You might be interested in doing a search.
The text was right on, but there is one thing that may be confusing. The author wrote of weakening within the connective tissues, but I believe he was refering to while the tissues were under stress. Over time, connective tissue under stress will become stronger. This is brought out in many of the links I refered to above.
Also, I agree with T about cooling at room temperature. I do believe it is wise to limit heat to the first half of your sets.