|Old man gets older
(30 Sep at 23:40)
| Oops, I accidentally played Zelda: Breath of the Wild until after midnight and missed my reserved time to post a September update. Part of the update is that I played this game a whole lot, and it's really great for someone of my sensibilities (like once you get past the first part of the game it tells you to go to some town, but you can just do anything you want, so I went in the other direction. The game is excellent at creating these little puzzles and stories from the way you choose to play it. I spent two hours trying to climb up the side of some cliff face, finding the little polygons where I could just glitch it enough to regain my stamina, and when I got to the top I froze to death right away. It was awesome). Coincidentally, the last PC game I played was "Just Cause 3", which is kind of the same idea except with God Mode enabled by default and guns. Anyway, sorry for another lamez post!|
I've continued the running project that I remarked on in #1147, making something like 90 days of consecutive runs now; no exceptions. (I don't actually know when it started because I don't have records of days that I used the treadmill or elliptical, so I'm not sure if some of the old gaps were filled or not, I mean before I decided that I was doing this.) I've definitely gotten in better shape, although I think I'm feeling signs of plateauing at this point. Goal is at least to make it to the marathon that I'm running in Lausanne at the end of October. Similar to something that happens every September—but with a new, larger number—I turned 38 and ran the Great Race 10k. I'm definitely nowhere near as fast as I was nine years ago, but I had a basically reasonable finish of 47m07s, for an average pace of 7m35s/mile. I also even did some Pac Tom runs this month; you can see some updated maps on the Pac Tom ultimate website.
Since there are a few hills and laps that I run every day, but Garmin's site is kind of garbage for keeping track of my times, I've been developing some software for parsing the GPS trails and doing Tom 7-approved careful maths to calculate the times and various other statistics. Mostly it gives me something to think about when I'm running, but I should also be able to share some interesting graphs and conclusions (e.g. is it better to rest thoroughly before running up a big hill) as I accumulate more data.
|For the blog police citation, this post was backdated by two hours.|
|This post is lame. Also BotW is the worst Zelda ever.|
|About the Pac Tom project, can you please tell us which of the neighborhoods you have completed according to the rules? I thought at some point that the slightly different background colors in the map might try to indicate this, but that seems wrong, because there are more than two background colors used for the neighborhoods, and because Level 1 of the town isn't uniformly colored.
|Yes, I don't think the published data includes the completed neighborhoods. It's easier to tell you the neighborhoods that aren't yet complete:
South Side Slopes
South Side Flats
Spring Hill / City View
* These may already be done, but I need to carefully check, so I'm including them in the list to be conservative.
This list looks long, but I think it overstates how much is left. For most of these I've already run 90%+ of the roads, and since I prioritize the more distant neighborhoods, I just chip away at streets as I make my way out and back. (I could probably finish all the South Side streets in a single run, for example.) Maybe I should put more effort into really finishing them, though, because there is some risk to new streets appearing that I then need to go check in person.
Anon: Sorry, but the least zeldest is clearly Zelda's Adventure.
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|Oh, that reminds me. The Pac Tom site says that back in 2012 you've spent a lot of time figuring out the best way to tie shoes. There's a pretty obsessive website about that topic at https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/index.htm Ian's Shoelace Site. Since you've been running so much, you probably have a method good enough by now, but maybe some other blog reader is interested.