Congrats on getting your 1000 BLd solves in. I agree 100% about the mental component, I’ve wanted to get back into BLD recently but have been so mentally zonked at the end of the day the last few weeks that the prospect of relearning memo and BLD execution isn’t even an option. Great work on the commitment to get all these solves in.There was a 100 solves/day for 10 days challenge in our senior Facebook group.
I've finished with 3BLD - posting summary of results here.
1) 3x3x3 could have been rather easier but 3BLD is a big challenge in terms of dedicated times and mental readiness. I'm averaging mid 50s - it takes about 100s including scramble (or fix). So, 100 solves ~ 10000 seconds, 2.5 hr / day. I split into 3 sessions, early in the morning, right after lunch, and after dinner. Each session, roughly one hour.
2) What was more important than time management was mental readiness. If you're exhausted, you don't wanna try any single 3BLD attempt let alone 100. Tried to go to bed not too late and had quick nap especially on weekends.
3) This timing was quite good for me - I just finished edge comms (sometime in March) - and I needed massive practice on these newly learned algs. So, I forced myself to use these new algs instead of any advanced M2 style comm.
4) I've been pushing memo to get sub-20 memo but was not aggressive. Tried to remember pushing my memo this time.
Below shows summary of 10 days / 1000 solves.
- Time distribution: Majority of times were low 50s followed by high 50s and high 40s.
- Over times show improvement in terms of median and distribution.
- Pushing memo seems to be getting more stable around 20s
- Execution shows slow improvement - I can feel confidence of executions for many edge comms (not all!)
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Below charts show time distribution comparison between 1st half vs 2nd half of this 1000 challenge.
Compared to the first half, I've got many 40s, skewing the whole distribution to left.
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Below is a distribution plot divided into 3 time frames (just divided by 3 of total success out of 1000 attempts)
Improvement between the first group toward the 2nd group looks more in all area across the board while the 2nd to 3rd shift was more from fast solves (40s, mainly)
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Below is all historical csTimer results starting from 2018 August.
(Each box represents each month distribution)
Started from high 90s, now down to low 50s in the span of 1.5 year. First drop was mostly from getting used to "Advanced M2" when I started learning 3 style corners. It took almost 6 months - then, finally was getting comfortable which brought the 2nd drop. But after that, it was quite stable or very slow improvement. Funny thing is, over this period, memo was almost same around mid 20s while execution showed slight improvement. I tried to re-learn 3 style edge comms but made very small progress. I was finally able to finish learning.
(BTW, each month represents roughly 200 ~ 1000 solves, mostly somewhere in the middle).
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What timer, program, etc. did you use to extract your solve times into a workable format for all your statistics? I really enjoy seeing the data visually!