>Behind the Scenes>Where the heck am I?
The programmers amongst us might ask why the heck would I write my own when I can use existing software packages. The same can be asked of this site: why would I write my own when there are existing training logs? I do acknowledge that I'm reinventing the wheel, but I like to think that my wheel's a little rounder, produces a little less road noise, and handles a little better in the snow.
Everything about this site is a learning process for me. It will always be a work in progress. I am a computer programmer, and writing software is what I do. I learn something new every time I add a new feature to the site. By writing my own program to download GPS data, I learned a little about USB programming, and that makes me a little more valuable as a programmer. Besides, I'm enjoying it so why not?
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
The Logic of Long Distance
Physicist Richard Feynman once said, "VO2Max and five bucks will get you a cup of joe at Starbucks."
Roads were made for journeys...
"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
√ Javelina Jundred Jalloween 2015
Cruel Jewel 50 mile May 2016
Western States 100 June 2016
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Eric, how are you enjoying your 305?