vDot Test

I started out-season with EN in November. So part of the first week was we are meant to do vdot tests. VDOT is a number that is used in running using the Jack Daniels running formula. The idea is the higher the number the better runner you are. Also it allows you to relate paces over different distances. So if you can run a 5k in xx:xx time how fast can you run a 1/2 marathon or a marathon. The idea with vdot is that you can train more specifically to build your pace and then when it comes to racing you are able to execute better. Anyway I digress.
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Bad Bike Workout

Some days I just don’t feel like training. On a day when it is raining and cold outside, and you are burnt out mentally from work. Sitting on the bike doing repeats takes a different type of animal. a different person.
When all you want to do is grab a beer with friends. I had to suffer a 1hr 3×15 repeats on the trainer. by the 2nd set I was mentally and physically beat. did a half hearted cool-down and called it a day. now where is that beer

100 pushup challenge

Nemo at EN started the 100 pushup challenge. It is off-season all the triathletes are bored (has to be it). So to keep ourselves busy, we start various challenges. This one is pretty famous. The goal is simple do a 100 pushups in 1 go.

The website and the iphone app (yes there is an app for that) will build you towards the goal. You are meant to do it 3 times a week. First day is the test. I was able to do 14 in 1 go. Yes pretty dismal. The next day was 44 over 5 reps.

We will see where this goes.

Subversion case in-sensitive files

I have been using subversion for the last 5 years. It is pretty standard code repository tool. And I have started liking it better than cvs, mcvs , it still doesn’t match up to bitkeeper . But it does the job.

Well recently I just imported in 5000 files into our work svn. We were moving servers and had decided to move some specific files into the code repository. All worked really well. Until one of the developers alerted me to error “Can’t copy / ….. ‘ . Well intially I thought it was just bunch of corrupted svn files. As it turns out it isn’t . SVN can’t handle files with the same name, but with different case . I want to say “which world are these people from ??” http://tortoisesvn.net/node/167. Even windows now sees better times than this.

The issue as they explain is that since Windows (yeah blame it on Microsoft) doesn’t support case-sensitive files, therefore they can’t . Ok . Fine good enough.Except

1. If you can’t support case-sensitive files of the name, then don’t let me import or add them. Logic would say it is an error to Add that.

2. Change the error message !!.

3. I mean seriously the better fix is allow files of the same name but with case-sensitivity . If I am *nix then it should work. Doing an update from windows should give this as an error. So then the svn client deals with it.

So maybe #3 isn’t ideal but atleast do #1, #2

Start Training

I start training today for ironman 2011. Not extremely seriously but is the pre-prep for outseason which is going to start in November.The plan is to focus on the run intensity, and core workouts. The run will be high intensity with some frequency thrown in. The goal is to drop down to a sub 20min 5k but december. I will be running 4/week about 3 – 6 mi.

The core workout will be 2-3 times a week.

Let the games begin. Sub 12 or bust.