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Time List:
1. 26.93 U F2 D' L B2 R' B' L2 U' R' B L2 D2 B' D2 R2 B' R2 F2 U2 B Rw2 D F2 Uw2 L' U' R' D' Fw2 R U L' Fw R2 F U B' R Fw' Rw F2 U2 Uw L2 Uw2 @2024-07-09 16:34:28

Generated By csTimer+ on 2024-07-13 (solving from 2024-07-13 11:04:45 to 2024-07-13 11:06:18)
avg of 5: 6.10

Time List:
1. 6.29 R2 L2 B' U L F2 B' R' B U2 L2 F2 D' L2 D' B2 L2 U' D' B2 @2024-07-13 11:04:45
2. (8.82) U2 R' L2 B2 U2 F2 R2 D2 L2 D B2 D B2 L' B R2 B2 F' U B2 L @2024-07-13 11:05:10
3. (4.85) F' L' R2 B2 U L2 U F2 R2 B2 U' F2 D U R' D' L' B U' B @2024-07-13 11:05:33
4. 5.81 U2 F' U' R2 U B L F' R' U' F2 D L2 U F2 U R2 D2 R2 U2 L @2024-07-13 11:06:00
5. 6.21 D' B2 L2 U L2 R2 F2 U2 L2 R' F' D F2 L B D2 L U2 L @2024-07-13 11:06:18

Bit of a PB average fail, the 5.81 should've been a sub 5 (I planned my first 3 pairs and had a pretty good idea for my last one) and the 6.21 should've been mid 5 without lockups, making it a 5.5 average

5x5 PB Average!
Generated By csTimer+ on 2024-07-18 (solving from 2024-07-15 19:04:59 to 2024-07-18 17:50:45)
avg of 5: 1:00.59

Time List:
1. 1:00.78 R Uw' D' Bw' Lw Rw F Uw2 F2 B' Lw2 B2 Uw Fw Dw' F U2 Uw2 D2 Fw' U2 Dw' Bw2 R Uw' Bw F2 B' D R' U R' Uw2 U L F' Rw2 Fw2 D B' Bw Rw' Lw' F2 L' Bw' L D' B Fw2 Rw U' F' Dw2 L2 Rw B L2 Rw' D' @2024-07-15 19:04:59
2. (1:12.39) R F Bw' Rw2 R Lw Dw Uw2 Bw' B' U2 R Uw' Dw' Fw' U' D' R' Uw Bw2 Rw2 R2 B' R B F2 U R' D' B U D F R' B2 Dw2 D2 Bw' F' B' Fw' R' Fw2 U L' D Lw' F' Fw' Uw2 R' Rw F' L2 R' Rw' U Rw' Lw' D2 @2024-07-15 19:04:51
3. 57.59 Lw2 B2 U R' F' Bw Dw' F' Fw R' L F Rw' U2 R' Uw2 Dw' Bw2 D' L2 Dw B2 D B' Bw' F' D B Dw2 U' Bw' B' D' Fw Uw R' D Lw' Rw F' U F2 Rw2 Bw Uw' Dw' F' U B2 Lw2 Dw Bw Uw' Bw' L' D2 Bw2 Dw2 B Uw @2024-07-15 19:05:10
4. (57.39) Uw2 F' B2 Dw2 Lw2 Bw Lw2 Bw' Fw L2 Uw B U2 B' Lw' Bw2 F2 Rw B' Lw' B R Bw2 Lw Bw L R' Bw L2 U' Bw' B' D Bw' Lw F' L Bw2 R Fw Rw F2 D2 Uw2 Fw' Bw2 D2 F Bw2 Rw' Uw' B2 Uw Dw2 Rw' D' R2 F' Lw' Uw @2024-07-15 19:05:12
5. 1:03.41 R2 Lw Rw U Rw2 Dw2 Bw Fw' B' Lw U2 L Lw' D' B' F' U' F2 Lw' Fw' U2 Lw2 F D' Uw2 L2 Bw' F Fw L' Dw2 Lw B Bw2 R2 F' Bw2 Uw' B' F2 Dw Bw2 D' Rw2 Bw' D' Uw' L F Rw2 U2 Bw Dw' Fw Uw2 Bw' Lw Dw2 B Fw' @2024-07-18 17:50:45

And a nice 3x3 average as well.
Generated By csTimer+ on 2024-07-18 (solving from 2024-07-18 18:31:50 to 2024-07-18 18:34:45)
avg of 5: 6.04

Time List:
1. 6.04 F2 L2 F2 L2 U' B2 D L2 U F2 U' B' U2 R' U' B U2 R B D' F @2024-07-18 18:31:50
2. 6.50 U' F2 D2 R2 D2 B' L2 F' U2 F2 R2 D' B R' F L F2 D' U' @2024-07-18 18:32:09
3. 5.57 D2 L' U2 R2 B2 U2 F2 L' B2 D2 R B L' D2 B' F' L D' U B' U2 @2024-07-18 18:32:40
4. (7.57) R F' R2 F2 U2 R2 B2 U' B2 R2 D L2 D R' D' F' L2 R2 D' F' L2 @2024-07-18 18:32:58
5. (4.65) U L U2 B2 U L' B' R' L F' U2 F D2 R2 U2 B L2 B' R2 @2024-07-18 18:34:45

5x5 PB Average!
Generated By csTimer+ on 2024-07-18 (solving from 2024-07-15 19:04:59 to 2024-07-18 17:50:45)
avg of 5: 1:00.59

Time List:
1. 1:00.78 R Uw' D' Bw' Lw Rw F Uw2 F2 B' Lw2 B2 Uw Fw Dw' F U2 Uw2 D2 Fw' U2 Dw' Bw2 R Uw' Bw F2 B' D R' U R' Uw2 U L F' Rw2 Fw2 D B' Bw Rw' Lw' F2 L' Bw' L D' B Fw2 Rw U' F' Dw2 L2 Rw B L2 Rw' D' @2024-07-15 19:04:59
2. (1:12.39) R F Bw' Rw2 R Lw Dw Uw2 Bw' B' U2 R Uw' Dw' Fw' U' D' R' Uw Bw2 Rw2 R2 B' R B F2 U R' D' B U D F R' B2 Dw2 D2 Bw' F' B' Fw' R' Fw2 U L' D Lw' F' Fw' Uw2 R' Rw F' L2 R' Rw' U Rw' Lw' D2 @2024-07-15 19:04:51
3. 57.59 Lw2 B2 U R' F' Bw Dw' F' Fw R' L F Rw' U2 R' Uw2 Dw' Bw2 D' L2 Dw B2 D B' Bw' F' D B Dw2 U' Bw' B' D' Fw Uw R' D Lw' Rw F' U F2 Rw2 Bw Uw' Dw' F' U B2 Lw2 Dw Bw Uw' Bw' L' D2 Bw2 Dw2 B Uw @2024-07-15 19:05:10
4. (57.39) Uw2 F' B2 Dw2 Lw2 Bw Lw2 Bw' Fw L2 Uw B U2 B' Lw' Bw2 F2 Rw B' Lw' B R Bw2 Lw Bw L R' Bw L2 U' Bw' B' D Bw' Lw F' L Bw2 R Fw Rw F2 D2 Uw2 Fw' Bw2 D2 F Bw2 Rw' Uw' B2 Uw Dw2 Rw' D' R2 F' Lw' Uw @2024-07-15 19:05:12
5. 1:03.41 R2 Lw Rw U Rw2 Dw2 Bw Fw' B' Lw U2 L Lw' D' B' F' U' F2 Lw' Fw' U2 Lw2 F D' Uw2 L2 Bw' F Fw L' Dw2 Lw B Bw2 R2 F' Bw2 Uw' B' F2 Dw Bw2 D' Rw2 Bw' D' Uw' L F Rw2 U2 Bw Dw' Fw Uw2 Bw' Lw Dw2 B Fw' @2024-07-18 17:50:45

And a nice 3x3 average as well.
Generated By csTimer+ on 2024-07-18 (solving from 2024-07-18 18:31:50 to 2024-07-18 18:34:45)
avg of 5: 6.04

Time List:
1. 6.04 F2 L2 F2 L2 U' B2 D L2 U F2 U' B' U2 R' U' B U2 R B D' F @2024-07-18 18:31:50
2. 6.50 U' F2 D2 R2 D2 B' L2 F' U2 F2 R2 D' B R' F L F2 D' U' @2024-07-18 18:32:09
3. 5.57 D2 L' U2 R2 B2 U2 F2 L' B2 D2 R B L' D2 B' F' L D' U B' U2 @2024-07-18 18:32:40
4. (7.57) R F' R2 F2 U2 R2 B2 U' B2 R2 D L2 D R' D' F' L2 R2 D' F' L2 @2024-07-18 18:32:58
5. (4.65) U L U2 B2 U L' B' R' L F' U2 F D2 R2 U2 B L2 B' R2 @2024-07-18 18:34:45

5x5 PB Average!
Generated By csTimer+ on 2024-07-18 (solving from 2024-07-15 19:04:59 to 2024-07-18 17:50:45)
avg of 5: 1:00.59

Time List:
1. 1:00.78 R Uw' D' Bw' Lw Rw F Uw2 F2 B' Lw2 B2 Uw Fw Dw' F U2 Uw2 D2 Fw' U2 Dw' Bw2 R Uw' Bw F2 B' D R' U R' Uw2 U L F' Rw2 Fw2 D B' Bw Rw' Lw' F2 L' Bw' L D' B Fw2 Rw U' F' Dw2 L2 Rw B L2 Rw' D' @2024-07-15 19:04:59
2. (1:12.39) R F Bw' Rw2 R Lw Dw Uw2 Bw' B' U2 R Uw' Dw' Fw' U' D' R' Uw Bw2 Rw2 R2 B' R B F2 U R' D' B U D F R' B2 Dw2 D2 Bw' F' B' Fw' R' Fw2 U L' D Lw' F' Fw' Uw2 R' Rw F' L2 R' Rw' U Rw' Lw' D2 @2024-07-15 19:04:51
3. 57.59 Lw2 B2 U R' F' Bw Dw' F' Fw R' L F Rw' U2 R' Uw2 Dw' Bw2 D' L2 Dw B2 D B' Bw' F' D B Dw2 U' Bw' B' D' Fw Uw R' D Lw' Rw F' U F2 Rw2 Bw Uw' Dw' F' U B2 Lw2 Dw Bw Uw' Bw' L' D2 Bw2 Dw2 B Uw @2024-07-15 19:05:10
4. (57.39) Uw2 F' B2 Dw2 Lw2 Bw Lw2 Bw' Fw L2 Uw B U2 B' Lw' Bw2 F2 Rw B' Lw' B R Bw2 Lw Bw L R' Bw L2 U' Bw' B' D Bw' Lw F' L Bw2 R Fw Rw F2 D2 Uw2 Fw' Bw2 D2 F Bw2 Rw' Uw' B2 Uw Dw2 Rw' D' R2 F' Lw' Uw @2024-07-15 19:05:12
5. 1:03.41 R2 Lw Rw U Rw2 Dw2 Bw Fw' B' Lw U2 L Lw' D' B' F' U' F2 Lw' Fw' U2 Lw2 F D' Uw2 L2 Bw' F Fw L' Dw2 Lw B Bw2 R2 F' Bw2 Uw' B' F2 Dw Bw2 D' Rw2 Bw' D' Uw' L F Rw2 U2 Bw Dw' Fw Uw2 Bw' Lw Dw2 B Fw' @2024-07-18 17:50:45

And a nice 3x3 average as well.
Generated By csTimer+ on 2024-07-18 (solving from 2024-07-18 18:31:50 to 2024-07-18 18:34:45)
avg of 5: 6.04

Time List:
1. 6.04 F2 L2 F2 L2 U' B2 D L2 U F2 U' B' U2 R' U' B U2 R B D' F @2024-07-18 18:31:50
2. 6.50 U' F2 D2 R2 D2 B' L2 F' U2 F2 R2 D' B R' F L F2 D' U' @2024-07-18 18:32:09
3. 5.57 D2 L' U2 R2 B2 U2 F2 L' B2 D2 R B L' D2 B' F' L D' U B' U2 @2024-07-18 18:32:40
4. (7.57) R F' R2 F2 U2 R2 B2 U' B2 R2 D L2 D R' D' F' L2 R2 D' F' L2 @2024-07-18 18:32:58
5. (4.65) U L U2 B2 U L' B' R' L F' U2 F D2 R2 U2 B L2 B' R2 @2024-07-18 18:34:45

Worlds 2025 in Seattle next July will be my first major competition. It's the first Worlds in the US since 2013, and with an opportunnity like this, I want to set some big goals, with a plan to achieve them.

My goal for Worlds is to make 3x3 and 4x4 finals. Difficult, but I think I can do it. Looking at the results of previous majors such as NAC 2024 and Worlds 2023, the cutoff for finals will probably be ~ 6.3 for 3x3 and 26 for 4x4. With a year until worlds, I am confident that I can drop my times to match these requirements.

At the start of every week, I will make a post that recaps the previous week, has with my goals for the new week, and explains my overall plan for the week. I will also try to update this thread with daily recaps.

With that being said,

WEEK 1:

My main focus for this week will be to continue learning U ZBLL. I want to finish this set in the next two weeks, and my goal is to learn half this week. I am already finished with two subsets (24/72 cases), so it is going well so far. Today, I will just practice these cases, and start learning new cases tomorrow.
I also want spend ~ 1 hour per day practicing my inspection, mainly cross + 2. I want to become somewhat proficient in this before my next competition (September 8), which gives me around 1.5 months to practice this.
I will spend around an hour per day doing solves, with the goal of at least 100 solves every day.

For 4x4, I won't practice quite as much as 3x3. I want to do solves for an hour a day (40 solves goal), and also spend some time doing untimed solves to improve my efficiency/decision making. My main focus will be to improve my 3x3 stage, since right now I tend to try and rush it which results in poor turning and efficiency.

Worlds 2025 in Seattle next July will be my first major competition. It's the first Worlds in the US since 2013, and with an opportunnity like this, I want to set some big goals, with a plan to achieve them.

My goal for Worlds is to make 3x3 and 4x4 finals. Difficult, but I think I can do it. Looking at the results of previous majors such as NAC 2024 and Worlds 2023, the cutoff for finals will probably be ~ 6.3 for 3x3 and 26 for 4x4. With a year until worlds, I am confident that I can drop my times to match these requirements.

At the start of every week, I will make a post that recaps the previous week, has with my goals for the new week, and explain my overall plan for the week. I will also try to update this thread with daily recaps.

With that being said,

WEEK 1:

My main focus for this week will be to continue learning U ZBLL. I want to finish this set in the next two weeks, and my goal is to learn half this week. I am already finished with two subsets (24/72 cases), so it is going well so far. Today, I will just practice these cases, and start learning new cases tomorrow.
I also want spend ~ 1 hour per day practicing my inspection, mainly cross + 2. I want to become somewhat proficient in this before my next competition (September 8), which gives me around 1.5 months to practice this.
I will spend around an hour per day doing solves, with the goal of at least 100 solves every day.

For 4x4, I won't practice quite as much as 3x3. I want to do solves for an hour a day (40 solves goal), and also spend some time doing untimed solves to improve my efficiency/decision making. My main focus will be to improve my 3x3 stage, since right now I tend to try and rush it which results in poor turning and efficiency.

Hello @gsingh, it seems we are on a similar speed level in 3x3, just using different methods. Maybe you would want to race? I think it would be interesting. Also, good luck on your journey for Worlds Finals!

Hello @gsingh, it seems we are on a similar speed level in 3x3, just using different methods. Maybe you would want to race? I think it would be interesting. Also, good luck on your journey for Worlds Finals!

I lowkey forgot that I have a Gan 13 (my last solve on it was at a comp in April 2023 I think). It's been sitting in a box under my desk for a while, I dug it out earlier and it's actually pretty good. Gonna have to do some solves to see what I think.

I lowkey forgot that I have a Gan 13 (my last solve on it was at a comp in April 2023 I think). It's been sitting in a box under my desk for a while, I dug it out earlier and it's actually pretty good. Gonna have to do some solves to see what I think.

Week 1 recap:
I finished the first half of U ZBLL last week and grinded it a bit. My recog/recall is now pretty decent, and I'm satisfied with how it turned out.
I also practiced my cross + 2 inspection, and it seems like my average is around 35 seconds. I will need to grind it a ton to get it down to sub 15.
For 4x4, I watched a ton of example solves and my edge pairing is now more efficient than before. My cube is kinda bad rn, but I think once I set it up again I can comfortably drop my global to sub 33 (I already have a 32.7 ao100).

Week 2 Goals:
1 hour of daily 3x3 solves
Finish full U ZBLL
1 hour of cross + 2 practice
1 hour of 4x4 solves
Improve my lookahead on 4x4