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  1. Far too long have my physical goals been so subdued that their back burner status has brought my boiling blood to merely a simmer! There have been excuses regarding creative endeavors, holiday festivities, significant loss of loved ones, and taking time to feel human in between the chaos. Well, now it's time for me to step into the chaos and attempt what I have never attempted before. What if I did all* the things? *We know I have too my hobbies to attempt doing "all the things" with any hope of success, so let's clarify: What if I did all the exercises? That's right, folks! Step on up to witness the audacious performance of a person whose athletic track record is not quite abysmal. She will attempt keeping track of not one, not two, not even three, but four (yes, you heard me - four) different exercises (well, technically three, since stretching isn't...). Yes, indeed, FOUR ATHLETIC GOALS! *dramatic pause for a smattering of concerned applause* I consulted with my husband, and he has not convinced me otherwise, so I shall now elaborate upon my goals: 1. Every day upon turning on my phone I will first click the Hinge app I installed to do a 15 minute stretching session paid for by my medical insurance (I installed it on Saturday on a whim thanks to the mailing they sent me). 2. Every other weekday (preferably before I turn on my phone so I can't get distracted after completing Hinge), I will do NF Beginner Bodyweight exercises. (I did it yesterday, and boy do my shoulders hate me already) 3. Every weekday evening (except Wednesdays due to game/paint night), weather permitting, I will go on a bike ride. I am happy to say Cid intends to join me on these. 4. The stretches. All the stretches. The ACNH warm-ups before NFBB exercises, the full stretches after either of my strenuous exercises, the leg stretches Ever taught because the biking is gonna kill me otherwise. Just stretching always so that my muscles know I am the one in charge here. I have no idea how well this is going to go. 😂 But the fact that I started Monday without writing up this challenge to tell you has me on the edge of my seat, excited to try, while also terrified of my precocious audacity.
  2. Me the past two years I woke up this morning at 185.2 That may be my highest ever. So basically I need to start moving and eat right. No theme to this challenge just a few basic principles and the help and support of this community. Daily: My morning routine A workout later in the day(lifting or cardio) Eating right No alcohol Morning Routine Walk around the blockish. Some mornings I do 45 mins, sometimes I do less. That is all. If I do this I always hit at least 10k steps later in the day. Read. Read a book for some period of time. That's it. Duolingo 50XP When I start my day like this it generally goes really well after. It also prompts me to get to bed early so I can get up early and do these things. Workout 3 Days a week I'll do compound barbell lifts. The other 4 days I will do some form of cardio. Some examples might include: Running Biking Paddle boarding Hiking Rucking Hockey Tennis This will likely be done right after work. Eating Right Is it Mediterranean? Specifically Ikarian. Is it Paleo Those are my two approved eating methods. I am loving eating Mediterranean food, specifically Ikarian. Ikarian is mostly veggies/fruits, lots of beans, some whole grains, and a metric ton of EVOO. Very little fish and poultry, very little dairy. I am still eating paleo since that is in my freezer and cabinet. I will not be buying any more paleo items though. When out to eat, I will just try to make good choices. I went and had Thai with my GF for lunch this past week and ordered the ginger dish with shrimp and brown rice upcharge. I ate half and then took half home for later. Normally I would order pad thai and eat the whole thing and that is why I am in this mess now. No alcohol None. However I will cook with it if called for it since a lot of my recipes call for it. IPA is good, but it makes me fat. Maybe after this challenge I will reincorporate red wine into meals like the Mediterranean.
  3. Mistr works on weekends My major goal this challenge is to get back in shape for aikido. The weather is getting warm enough that aikido in the park will start soon. Hopefully we can go back to training in the dojo by summer. I have put on weight and lost strength and aerobic condition. Lots to work on there. My second goal is to keep balance in my life as the world opens up again. There are some good things about this enforced time that I want to maintain. The third goal is the one in the title, work on my weekends. Which includes doing work for my day job on weekends. We are still short-handed. Unless by some miracle the incoming work flow lightens up, I need to put in a few hours on weekends to keep from feeling like I'm drowning. I also need to change my planning to make time for zen and exercise on weekends. I always want to do more than is feasible, so I need to make better choices. Details: I. Exercise and food. A. Alternate strength and core exercise/yoga days. 1. Strength alternates between days A and B a. bodyweight exercises and back roll practice b. TGUs and sumo shiko (combination bodyweight squats and side leg lifts) 2. Yoga rotates between core routines with other practices thrown in for variety B. Start the NF Journey biking challenge in April. I just dropped off my bike at the shop for a long-needed overhaul. It should be done by the second week of April, just in time to get outside. C. Eating improvements 1. No snacking between breakfast and lunch 2. Protein and produce at every meal 3. Take breaks instead of stress eating. 4. Portion control at meals 5. Take-out must include salads II. Balance Keep a regular schedule. This is easier because my adult offspring, Elf, is working a regular job with an early start time. I can't bargain on sleeping in if I stay up late. So all I have to do is go to bed on time. Still a challenge, but I've been better about it this year than ever before. Stick to the regular schedule on weekends. Staying up late and sleeping in contributes to me not doing zen and exercise. Stay on task at work and stop by 5:30pm. I may not be done, but I can have a plan of what I need to do the next morning. Plan what to do on the weekend ahead of time. Pick one task from my wish list to get done every weekend. Feeling I'm making progress is important. Take breaks to spin or knit to deal with stress at work. This is one of the major benefits of working from home. Take advantage while I can. Clean one thing or do 15 minutes of yard work most days. Sit zen for 10 minutes on days when I feel like I want to do other things and leave it until the end of the day.
  4. Welcome to the Scouts Camp! Ever on the move, our camp has relocated from the mountains into the wilds of the jungle farther down the river of NerdFitnessLandia What we will find as we explore this year? What mysteries lie out in the world beyond our camp? Welcome to 2018 ... here's to the future!
  5. Hey all! I just got an indoor trainer and was wondering if any other Rebels use Zwift?? Maybe we could start a Club there and host race events or group rides?? I know Zwift also does running events. If I get my hands on a foot pod that could be fun to do as well!
  6. I need to get down to basics. 1. Bike rider - Races or no, I need to ride. If I’m not a biker, what even am I? 2. Kettleballer [sic] - I got stronger over the winter. Better to keep it than lose it. 3. Teacher - Keep in touch with my students, maybe provide some learning. Keep the school habit going with my own kids. 4. Hausmann - Mrs. Sloth is working more than she did in the beforetimes and I’m home all day. I ought to do my fair share around here.
  7. New challenge time! I use this thing to post my macros and my workouts as I train for the end of Corona. Also my food. I like to ride miles and miles and miles and stuff... Main Quest: Bike 100 miles each week. Sidequest 1: Train Core twice a week Sidequest 2: Drink 48 oz of water daily Sidequest 3: Save Money for New Bike
  8. Until Mrs. Sloth changes her mind on trying for one of them quaranteens I’m going to be focus on getting #quaranjacked. #2kettlebellsandamicrophone Details: Day 1: KB Snatches Day 2: KB Strength Day 3: KB Mobility Biking whenever I feel like it and have time. My body is used to 10,000 steps a day. Gotta figure out how to get those in so I don’t get the quarantine 15.
  9. I got nothing, so you get a pic I found. I’m trying to stay on a strength-building kettlebell program (Dry Fighting Weight) without wandering off. I’m hoping to ride my bike some. If all goes well I won’t eat like a dumb ass.
  10. I’d better; it occurs to me that I’m not ready for the 24 hour race at the end of this challenge. Might do some other stuff too.
  11. Figured I might as well start a log. I do a little bodyweight, some barbell and some running. Currently starting 5/3/1 and doing a bit of trail running. I log some stuff on Fitbit and Myfitnesspal for my calorie and macro counting. So now eights today but a 4.33 mile hilly train run in about 50 minutes.
  12. Sloth shall eat pizza, be awesome, and repeat.
  13. Video not safe for work. (after listening to this a couple of times I'm beginning to think they aren't actually singing about bicycles.) C'Mon Let Me Ride Your Bicycle - yep, gotta do it if I want to race. I should have started months ago. Other Stuff - A little yoga and the occasional kettlebell wouldn't hurt any. Other, other stuff - Maybe don't eat like an asshole, perhaps drink something besides beer and coffee.
  14. I have been planning on making a battle log for a while now. I have been in and out of the challenges for 3 or 4 years now. I have enjoyed them but I think for now I am done with them. I used to be bigger into lifting and rucking and then shifted into the world of IRONMAN. In 2017/2018 I finished two full IRONMANs struggled through a couple of GORUCK challenges and generally was not too happy with my fitness. This past year(2018) I have kind of been lazy and not focused much on a goal, I did a few sprint triathlons and a GORUCK light. For 2019 my new game plan is to hit the triathlon disciplines pretty hard while maintaining rucking and beginning a new linear lifting progression. In general I want to become stronger, fast, quicker, and improve my flexibility. I want to achieve a WOD daily with stretching. I have always followed a mostly 80/20 healthy eating regiment. I find this is not really good for me, I like to eat healthy during the week and then I would do an 80-100 mile bike ride on Saturday which would be followed by binge eating then usually a night of binge drinking. Sunday would be a "refeed" day. In order to really achieve what I am hoping for I need to follow a 100% healthy eating rule and maybe see it slip into the 99/1 range. I have a large amount of goal distances and weights I am shooting for. I won't post them until I achieve them. Same goes for other(mental)aspects of my year. For now I have a GORUCK light scheduled in two weeks, a tough/light in may, and a heavy in September. Tri's are just some sprints and a tune up half IRONMAN in march. I do want to get my "A" race sometime in the late fall for the half distance. I have no intentions of doing a full this year, that is for sure. I will post some book reviews as I finish them since I have reading goals as well as any other aspects of my hobbies that I feel like(gardening, cars, fishing, etc).
  15. Time to get back on track. 1. Post daily - good or bad. I need accountability. 2. Simple & Sinister - do the S&S program a minimum of four times a week. The complex, changes daily, sport-specific program isn’t getting done. 3. Ride the trainer - zone 2. Build the base and condition the butt. 4. Stop eating after dinner. Pseudo IF to cut out unneeded snackage.
  16. Okay, a couple challenges ago I outlined what I'd like to get done this year. I've hidden the full blow-by-blow below because it's long and boring, but have at it if you like: I am in a good place to hit *most* of the remaining goals, especially with a little challenge love! Q1: Workout 2x per week + 2 extra workouts as able. Why? Achieves my yearly 120 workouts goals. I have a pretty rigid schedule as far as workouts go, so for my 2 extra workouts, a short 10-minute yoga or bodyweight session will count. Challenges: If I follow my regular schedule, I'll be two short at the end of the year. So, I not only have to stay focused on my standard workout, I also have to squeeze in two extras. Last year ended in a very similar way--down to the wire, lots of scheduling to make them all happen. But I know I can get this done. Q2: Bike 1x per week. Why? Achieves my goals of biking once a week, and helps me hit my yearly 120 workouts goals Challenges: I have not been good about getting out on my bike, and it's cold now. And dark. Q3: Daily progress on kickstarter rewards. Details: I have one cross-stitch to finish (already designed and started!), two poems to hand write and one last poem to write. Why? I SHALL BE FREEEEEE...to spend more time reducing the # of old projects in my life in 2019. Q4: Have a salad or otherwise sub in veggies 3x per week. Details: Salad is not always working for me, but I want to be sure there's an ample amount of veggies in my lunch. Why? Achieve the goal of having 10 nutrition-related quests in 2018! BONUS ACTIVITIES: Attend a writing group--I've got this scheduled, so all I gotta do at this point is show up. Find a mid-to-long term goal that motivates me. Current candidates: Pistol squat, full pushup, splits, backbend. I want to do some research into the goal and the progression that gets me there, and then pick it and set a date!
  17. RES

    RES: Fall Into Me

    I'm baaaaaaaaaaack!!! Now that the season is over I have maybe two more minutes to my day than I did previously I have two new fur babies for those of you who do not follow the battle log or me on Facebook...I'll bore you with pictures later So far this off season the schedule is looking a tad bit heavy... Sunday 9/16 - Pagan Pride (which is why I'm late posting this!) Tuesday 9/18 - Pride planning meeting (I'm on the board this year, because I have nothing else to do?) Saturday 9/22 - Movie night at the ball field! (work, but still fun!) Sunday 9/23 - I will be tailgating in one of the Jags new cabanas...also work related outing but still fun! Tuesday 9/25 - Pride planning meeting Wednesday 9/26 - Sponsorship dinner (work) Friday 9/28 - Pride Volunteer dinner/meeting (because I'm in charge of the volunteers) Saturday 9/29 - Painting with a Twist fundraiser Tuesday 10/2 - Pride planning meeting Friday 10/5 - Pride Sponsor Appreciation Party Saturday 10/6 - Pride parade Sunday 10/7 - Pride festival Sunday 10/28 - Evergreen Pumpkin Run 5k Saturday 11/3 - Florida Brain Tumor Walk Saturday 11/3 - First Coast AIDS Walk Saturday 12/1 - Girls on the Run 5k Saturday 1/12 - Best Damn Race 5k That's just this challenge! I'll post the rest later...since I am at work right now So this challenge will be getting through all of that without going off the rails entirely...the rest of my challenges will be: - Continue eating as I have been, down 18 lbs so far! My goal is to get under 200 this challenge, even if its only 1 lb - Start working out again, this got sidelined during season since I wasn't going to build new habits (even if I'd had them prior, it was still starting over again) my wife has the second bedroom looking like a construction project but no reason I can't use my PiYo videos in the living room....since I have one now . I want this to be habit and second nature again. - Get to the gym! My job is giving (yes, as in free) us year memberships to Bailey's Gym starting October 1st. They offer classes and a wide variety of items and are right around the corner from me (I could ride my bike!! ) At least twice a week after this starts. - Pay off 'one more' thing...I've started 'snowballing' our debt to try to get it eliminated. I had this done for the most part then we bought the house, and everything we needed for it, etc...happened and it got a bit out of control for this accountant I've got everything compiled and have started the process, just need to continue working it till it's all gone. Then I'll tackle the student loans, one elephant at a time. No worries, in true RES fashion I have 5k's scheduled, they're just later on so I'll add them to the list at some point... I realized that I have a little over a year before I hit a huge milestone in life...a lot of goals I want to hit before then, one of them is weight/health related, the other being life/debt related. Time to really get busy on this.
  18. So I signed up for a GORUCK Heavy in January. I need to get rucking, miles on my feet as well as build muscle while losing fat. For those that do not know what this is, here is the description from the website: So with a pack loaded with a 30lb weight plus water and food/gear we will travel around 40 miles in 24 hours. All lead by a special forces Cadre. Sounds fun right. Leading up to it I have a back to back regular Challenge and Light in October, as well as two sprint triathlons in September and October. Goals for this challenge: Get working out - mornings of weights and cardio(long or sprints), afternoons swimming for fun. Get my diet and food choices down. When selecting dinner think about the fact I will be working out in the morning. This includes drinking. Keep up my Duolingo(I try to finish two modules or crowns in French and Spanish during weekdays. On weekends just hit my 20 minute goal) Reading, podcasting, audible as usual.
  19. I realize this song isn’t about bike racing, or perhaps anything at all, but it’s totally kicking and I’m going with it. I’m terrible about challenges. The only thing I promise to do is listen to this song before every bike ride. I have Thursday night training races, the Borah Epic (40 mile off road) on June 8 and the Lutsen 99er (99 mile off road) on June 23. I may also do the Elm Creek Menacing 40 June 15. I’m not getting off to a great start this year*, the goal is simply to finish these. Any result better than getting swept up is gravy. * Not a euphemism, it’s actually Minnesotan for I’m in very shitty shape.
  20. So things have changed for me - and I have the opportunity to take some time to really figure my shit out right now, so I’m taking it. I’m considering this a Time of Adventure. I still want to focus on getting back in the habit of working out 3-5 days a week. It’s been really hard, but I know I can do it. Trying to be gentle with myself as I get back there, but the frustration has been real. This challenge is heavily reflective/me-centric with working out mixed in. My husband and I have chosen a trial separation, and so while I have this time on my own to figure my shit out, I don’t want to waste it. So there is def a theme here that is working out, but working on me, too. I’m including passive goals -- things I hope happen because I am actively working on the main goals. Should be a fun little progress check. So let’s go on an Adventure! Hard Work Sucks Running for Weight Loss 3x Per Week Use the Running for Weight Loss app 3x per week to get back into running and practice consistent intervals. 3 points per week, 15 points total Passive Goal: Lose 5 pounds during this challenge Show Off Your Muscles Two cross training workouts - anything that isn’t running. Could be a Darebee, could be yoga, could be a bike ride, could be kickboxing… just something to add work to other muscles to balance out run training. 2 points per week, 10 points total Passive Goal: Fit back into my size 8 jeans. Unacceptable This castle is in unacceptable condition. CLEAN IT. While the space is mine, I want to pick 1 project and a week to clean things up. Ideas are: deep-cleaning the bathrooms, reorganizing the bedroom, decluttering the craft room, cleaning the yard, deep-cleaning the living room, watching the window screens, vacuuming the everything, rearranging things, cleaning the basement workout room, etc. 1 point per week, 5 points total Passive Goal: Rearrange the living room to include a reading corner I Am… Complicated Spend time every day reflecting with meditation or journaling. While we are away from each other, I want to focus on really getting in check with me and where I am at. I’d like to do this through a combination of meditation and journaling. I want to check in with myself daily to make sure I’m using this time wisely. 7 points per week, 35 points total Passive Goal: Being able to sort out what I truly want from this time. Get A Life Get back to your hobbies. One of the things I have felt over the years is that I have given up my hobbies or set aside things I want to do because reasons. Stress, life, depression… so while I am on my own, I want to get back to some of these things to see if they are really hobbies I want to keep with me. I want to pick one thing a week to work on and see how I feel about it. Ideas include: getting my guitar restrung and practicing a few times a week, working in the uke a bit, trying more needlepoint or embroidery, hula-hooping, practicing my German with Duolingo 1 point per week, 5 points total Passive Goal: Figuring out which hobbies are still worth my time.
  21. *Middle Aged Man in Lycra It’s time to get some miles in. I’ll also be doing this kettlebell endurance program in a last ditch effort to be prepared for the racing season.
  22. Hi all, I try to do a bike ride of 50 miles (half-century) or 62 miles (metric century) once/year to give me a target to train for. I have not done one in over two years. I'm signed up for a half century on May 19, two days after I turn 50. Challenge number 1: Bike every Wednesday (key for me to get 3 rides per week) My training plan is bike Wed (short hard), bike Fri (short hard) and bike Sun (long easy). Also NFA workout Sat. I have my work schedule set up so I can go to work late Wed to make it easier to get a ride in during the week. Past experience is that if I bike Wed, I usually also bike Fri and end up with 3 or 4 days of exercise in the week. If I blow off Wed, I sometimes blow off the whole week, and at best end up with 2 days of exercise per week. I actually started this yesterday, so this is a 5 week challenge for me. Loot: I'm doing a second shorter, bike ride in June and pre-ordered a new bike jersey from that ride. Because I have to pre-order the bike jersey, I get this loot whether I succeed or fail in this challenge :-) Here's the jersey below, I'm getting it from the ride in June instead of the 50 miler in May because I like the jersey better, especially how they made the letters of the name of the ride into a bike on the back of the jersey: Challenge number 2: NFA once per week I had worked up from gym 3 to gym 5 NFA workouts. Until June I'm more focused on the bike, and won't advance to the next level for now, but still want to do NFA once/week to keep up strength. No loot planned for this. Challenge number 3: Track foods daily At one point I was down 12 pounds from my recent high, but I've put 4 or 5 of those back on. It doesn't change my meals, much, but I definitely eat healthier snacks when I track my food. I use Lose It! app. Loot: a new cookbook, either "Sheet Pan Suppers" or "Vegetables One the Side" if I track for at least 20 days in the 4 weeks of the challenge. Challenge number 4: Write two evaluations at work each week I have to write up to 45 annual evaluations of workers in my department each year. It's an academic institution. I can do some in the Fall semester, which I did a few of. Many of them I won't be able to do until more evaluation materials are completed at the end of the Spring semester. But I want to do 2 per week now, to add to the ones I did in Fall and not have so many to do at the end of the year. Loot: I'm playing Wolfenstein: The Old Blood now. If I do 10 of these by the end of the challenge, I will buy myself Wolfenstein: The New Order. Lazarus Long, age 49.9
  23. ...to defeat the huns bad habits and low self-esteem. While my quests aren't as epic as almost single-handedly defeating an invading army, I love me some Mulan gifs and memes so *shrug*. Main Quest: Reach low-normal BMI (about 90 more pounds) I've gotten weekly meal prep pretty much down (thank you, Instant Pot!), but actually consistently eating that meal prep without adding in side trips, meals out, snacks at work, etc. has been difficult. So for the next logical step: Goal: 6/7 days of eating meal prepped food and 5/7 days of eating under 1500 calorie goal I also want to do a bit of training to prepare for.... a vacation. No seriously! My husband and I are taking a trip to Vancouver at the end of this challenge and have a lot of hiking, biking, and walking planned. I'm comfortable walking and hiking, but it's been a looooong time since I've been on a bike, and I don't want to get left behind on biking tours or feel anxious about riding a bike in a city. Goal: 5 workouts per week, with at least 1 bike ride, and an additional active rest day of yoga. Side quest: Build Confidence I've had an increase in anxious and repetitive/vicious cycle thoughts in the last couple years, and had a hard time with low self esteem. CBT has been a huge help in changing the most intrusive thoughts, but I still have a hard time feeling confident and handling not being good at things. So for this challenge, I'm doing a bit of exposure therapy - purposefully putting myself in low-stakes situations where I'm going to have a hard time so I can get used to laughing it off and dealing with it rather than being upset at myself for not being perfect. Goal: practice either of my new hobbies (sewing clothes and painting) for 15 minutes a day. I'd like to finish making 2 undershirts by the end of this challenge, but I'm not fully sure how long that's actually going to take, so I'm focusing on the daily practice rather than the end product (so I also can't try to rush through and do it all in the last couple days of the challenge) I'll be tracking all of these in my bullet journal along with some of my past challenges (to make sure I keep up on them ) but I also want to post in the forums (either my own thread or others') at least every other day to stay encouraged and active. Now let's do it!
  24. Respawning 5 years his after last post, with starting stats 50 pounds heavier than his last character, Stag looks to the sky and finds inspiration in the form of a technicolor nebula: 18 constellations, 18 skills to level up. He picks a few stars to follow for 4 weeks, and sets off on a journey toward holistic vitality. Goal 1: Bike Across Connecticut. Go to the gym and stationary bike for 6 miles 3 times a week. Gain ~6 EXP Hours toward Biking. Goal 2: Day to Savor the Flavor. Mindfully eat for 24 hours: Mindfully savor 2 meals a day for at least 25 minutes each. Gain ~20 EXP Hours in Nutrition. Goal 3: Counseling Apprentice. Complete 14 hours of course work and career development outside of class each week. Gain ~50 EXP Hours in Research and Counseling. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ How Does This System Work? Why Are You Doing This? Rational: When I used to use the use the forum, it was cool to role play 6 week challenges with D&D'esque RPG stats. I enjoyed the role playing and leveling up, but I never really played D&D, so it always felt a little detached for me. I also didn't like how stats leveled so quickly with each challenge, and how these inflated stats felt very arbitrary. My 20 STR could like very different than your 20 STR. I resolved to make my own system based on the RPG I know best: Skyrim. This was a blast to design, tapping both into my digital art and spread sheeting interest. I enjoy emphasizing the Nerd in Nerd Fitness. Why these skills?: These are just skills that I enjoy perfecting and/or are important to maintaining my vitality and health. If someone else were inspired by the system and wanted to try it, they would pick there most important 18 skills. Starting Stats: In Skyrim there are 18 skill trees. The dragonborn always starts with twelve level 15 skills, five level 20 skills, and one level 25 skill. Although I have some experience in all the skills with my skills nebula, I allotted the twelve level 15 skills, five level 20 skills, and one level 25 skill based on my relative past time investment in each skill. Skill Leveling: Skill leveling is set up such that a skill begun at level 15 will take at least 10,000 hours of effort to reach level 100. The 10,000 hours is based off of Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule, a proposed number of hours of deliberate practice required to reach "expert level." It is an oversimplification of what it takes to master a skill, but it still provides an aspiration rule of thumb. Every time I invest time honing or engaging in a skill, I earn EXP Hours. However now all skill practice is created equal. I created a formula to account for this: F = Level of Focus. It is measured on a scale of 1 - 10, with 10 being perfect, absolute focus, and 1 being no focus. D = Level of Deliberate Practice. It is measured on a scale of 1- 10, with 10 being highly conscientious and deliberate skill building and practice, and 1 being engaging with improving not even on the radar. R = Relevance of activity to the given skill tree. It is measured on a scale of 1 - 10, with 10 being extremely relevant, and 1 being only the slightest smidgen relevant. P = Percentage of the time spent engaging in the activity. It is measured on a scale of 1 - 10, with 10 being 100% engaged in the activity, and a 5 meaning only actually engaged in the activity 1/2 of the time. T = Time spent engaged in the activity in minutes. EXP Hours = F * D * R * P * T / 10,000 / 60 True to Skyrim skill leveling, skills level on an exponential curve. It takes significantly fewer EXP Hours to level a skill from 20 to 21 (13 EXP Hours) than 86 to 87 (224 EXP Hours). The formula for skill leveling is the same used in Skyrim's leveling system, but with an additional divider so it takes exactly 10,000 EXP Hours to level from 15 to 100, rather than 528804.0234 EXP Points: L = Current skill level. EXP Hours Required to Level Up a Skill = 2 * ( L ^ 1.95) / 52.915 Outputs from this formula are rounded to the nearest whole integer. Character Leveling: Character leveling is set up such that by leveling 13 skills to level 100, the character will reach level 100. 13 skills is kind of arbitrary, but it makes the XP Character math easy, and the 13,000 hours required is ~1.5 years worth of cumulative skills practice: An impressive feat. Just as in Skyrim, a character levels up in the Nebula Skill System by accumulating enough XP Character to cross a level up threshold. XP Character is gained every time a character levels up a skills. It is a simple formula: S = Skill level the player has just leveled up from. XP Character = S * 2 The formula for amount of cumulative XP Character required to level is unaltered from Skyrim: C = Current character level. Amount of cumulative XP Character required to level up = (12.5 * ( C ^ 2 ) + (62.5 * C )) - 75 Whoa, This Seems Pretty Complicated: It is definitely a lot, but this spreadsheet will make keeping tabs all the maths easier. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Quick About Me Hey! I'm Nathan. I'm a 26 year old counseling graduate student from CT, USA. I'm hoping to lose about 60 pounds, develop an enjoyable relationship with eating wholesome foods and moving my body, and generally improve at the things I enjoy doing. It's nice to be back. Thanks for reading!
  25. In the morning I'm going to hammer. In the afternoon I'm going to balance my checkbook. In the evenings I'm going to run (slow jog, slog, whatever) On the weekends I get to ride my bike.
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