Mar 30 2017
How many times have I made this mistake? Many times.
Actually, I was fully aware that I was making this mistake when I made it. But I guess this is how I am wired. I was going to try anyway.
This is the failure mode:
- Go on a business trip
- Return late in the evening
- Have a busy day at work catching up with all the stuff of running a research department
- Plan to row an erg test (a 6k this time) in the evening
Our coach wanted us to row the spring 6k test a week ago, but I was in Racice rowing on the water. This week I was on a business trip. Today I was doing item 3 above, with on top of that a key meeting where I had to announce a major course change to a project team, as well as two technology demonstrations to our CTO. So it was quite a busy day,
Oh, and I hadn’t slept too well. Some stuff related to growing up children that kept me awake. I guess the usual stuff parents go through.
But I still wanted to give the 6k a try (and at the same time record a time for the 5142 meters CTC challenge). So I dialed up a 6k.
Workout Summary - media/20170330-2015100o.csv
So you can see that I gave up after 2000m and made this an ordinary steady state row.
Well, I guess I will always dream.
Talking of dreaming. The Rowsberry Pi is going well. I have a quickly hacked version that logs my workouts automatically and sends each workout to a configured email address when you press the Menu button on the PM.
Rowing with the iPhone running Painsled, it was kind of cool to see emails coming in immediately after I pressed the menu button.
This project is now officially Open Source and it lives on Github. One developer has joined me and is doing a fine job of decluttering and refactoring the code.
The end goal should be an easy to use software that you can burn to a microSD disk and use with a Raspberry Pi. The software should be used as a datalogger, and will then be expanded to be much more than that.
Any rowing Software developers skilled in Python out there? Come and join the effort. I guess this is a dream project in a way … so if you like to do things that can’t be done, and you are a rower … come join!