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It was as if God had decided to put to the test every capacity for surprise

I took the title of this post from Gabriel García Márquez. That describes what I had been experiencing recently. And that was even before the elephants arrived. Here’s what happened. It had been raining for over a week, tropical rainy season kind of rain, a little more every day.
It was as if God had decided to put to the test every capacity for surprise

The Gateway Chip

Funny how I happened to be in 7-11 again the other day. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw some unfamiliar packaging, and took a closer look to find the details of this new flavor.
The Gateway Chip

rturf 10: summarising by group, and chart facets

In the last episode, I showed how R packages—also called libraries—can be loaded into the working environment. These packages contain useful functions. One that I use all the time is the summarise function in the dplyr package.
rturf 10: summarising by group, and chart facets

My current training diet

If you’re like me, this is the time of year when you’ve got more bananas and passion fruit than you know what to do with. I’ve been mixing 500 mL boxes of coconut milk with about 75 cm3 of chia seeds to make a pudding.
My current training diet

Wet rocks are slippery rocks

Last Sunday I started running in Phattalung as the sun came up at 6. Four hours and 27 minutes later I was back where I started, at the finish line of the Ultra Trail Thailand Phattalung 25 km.
Wet rocks are slippery rocks

A big morning at the bird club

There was a big competition at the bird club a couple blocks down my street this morning. I had walked out on a circuitous route to get some fried bananas, sticky rice, peppered pork, and planting pots.
A big morning at the bird club

Promising results after one week

You may recall the mosquito and all that followed from that. I don’t think I’ve mentioned that I heard footsteps a couple weeks ago—footsteps on the ceiling above my office on the second floor.
Promising results after one week

rturf 9: libraries, plotting data, and decreasing green speed

After all those previous posts in this series, we are finally ready to take a look at the clipping volume and green speed data together. In this screencast, I loaded some R packages, or libraries.
rturf 9: libraries, plotting data, and decreasing green speed

Rethinking my training plan

I knew my preparations for the recent Krabi International Trail race were a little unconventional. But I had some hope that they would be effective. Naturally, when running at latitudes within 10° of the equator at elevations below 2,000 m, it is going to be hot.
Rethinking my training plan

rturf 8: the merge function to combine green speed and clipping volume

Previous posts in this series showed how I read the green speed data from the 2019 Women’s PGA Championship into the R working environment. The reason I want to have these speeds in the working environment is so I can have a look at how the green speeds were related to clipping volume that week.
rturf 8: the merge function to combine green speed and clipping volume