So ever since I switched methods, I've been tracking ~95% of my solves in a big excel file.
(Not 100% because I do solves out and about, and I don't record those)
I'm also a casual cyclist, and cyclists keep data metrics of their wattage, average speed, cadence, heartrate, and wayyy more. They use these metrics to gauge progress and even use information about their hearts and bodies to pace themselves in races.
Also, graduate school taught me the value of data, graphs, and analysis.
Does anyone else do this in cubing?
Last month, I predicted that I would hit sub-14 in 7700 solves based on linear regression of my recorded solves. It turns out, 6000 solves later, it seems like that prediction was surprisingly accurate!
I think that tracking times, standard deviations, TPS, and even the occurrences of times below a certain threshold could help us train ourselves to be better.
We can accurately identify plateaus, and switch training habits to really push the boundaries to improve ourselves.
I know that there were a few timers and things that allowed the functionality for data tracking, and I was wondering if anyone else really goes over their data while they train? (I know for a fact that @AlphaSheep has a graph in his sig)
Could this help?
Personally, I find it really exciting to see progress and extrapolate the future!
It's fun because it's just like a video game, and each solve is worth 1xp, and I need 10k exp to get to the next level. #tryhard