Persevere


#41
  • 5’ warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 4 * 13c [old MP]

  • Result:

  1. 0 errors, 13c / 16"
  2. 0 errors, 13c / 18.7"
  3. 0 errors, 13c / 16.3"
  4. 0 errors, 13c / 16.1"
  • Second pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’19.34", 1’54", 2’13"):

  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’13.28", 2’17", 2’49"): New PB by 0.08". Review and recall were not very good, but it’s good to keep up with my best times at least, while skipping so many practices and in such a noisy environment.


#42
  • Resuming practice after long trip. Taking it easy…

  • 15 ’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 4 * 13c [old MP]

  • Result:

  1. 0 errors, 13c / (20.5", 16", 26"):
  2. 0 errors, 13c / (19.8", 13", 25"):
  3. 0 errors, 13c / (19.7", 17", 21"):
  4. 1 error, 13c / (16.8", 13", 23"): didn't even look at the last card
  • Second pass in Memory League training: 4 * 13c [new MP]
  1. 1 error, 13c / (20", 12", 28"): used a link for 3S too similar to AS and swapped them
  2. 0 errors, 13c / (17.5", 10.5", 24"):
  3. 0 errors, 13c / (20", 14", 24"):
  4. 0 errors, 13c / (18.5", 20", 41"): two blanks during review
  • Third pass in Memory League training: 4 * 13c [new MP]
  1. 0 errors, 13c / (20", 12", 20"):
  2. 2 errors, 13c / (19", 34", 40"): saw 3S, was 3C; didn't even see one card
  3. 0 errors, 13c / (18", 12", 23"):
  4. 0 errors, 13c / (16.2", 21", 1'10"): strong doubt about one card while reviewing; decided to brute force while recalling; ended up being right from the start (QS)
  • Terrible day. I am surprised by how slow I got after “only” 11 days without practice, especially because I had my best time last time. Lesson learned…

#43
  • 15 ’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 4 * 13c [old MP]

  • Result:

  1. 0 errors, 13c / (20.5", 21", 24"):
  2. 0 errors, 13c / (17", 19", 1'40"): ridiculous; still trying to focus...
  3. 0 errors, 13c / (15.6", 21", 28"):
  4. 1 error, 13c / (16.5", 17", 2'): absolutely ridiculous; too hard to practice when stressed out after a long day (especially trying to come back); must do this in the morning
  • Second pass in Memory League training: 4 * 13c [new MP]
  1. 0 errors, 13c / (17.6", 15", 23"):
  2. 0 errors, 13c / (16.3", 10.5", 22"):
  3. 0 errors, 13c / (16.8", 27", 1'): forgot the first
  4. 0 errors, 13c / (15.8", 12", 33"):
  • Third pass in Memory League training: 4 * 13c [new MP]
  1. 0 errors, 13c / (16.9", 10", 19"):
  2. 0 errors, 13c / (16", 17", 1'18"): two consecutive blanks while reviewing
  3. 0 errors, 13c / (15.9", 12", 32"):
  4. 1 error, 13c / (17", 17", 22"): visualized 5S in a flawed way, so recalled 5H instead
  • Comment: Very hard to concentrate; must be patient and try to practice in the morning.

#44
  • 15 ’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 52c [old MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’35.6", 2’40", 2’):

  • Second pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’31.2", 1’10", 1’36"): very good recall

  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’29.8", 1’31", 1’58"):

  • Comment: A much better day; decided to go for 52c with no real rush and it showed that my current level is indeed around 1’30" for a deck, which is great; I worked-out early in the morning and then practiced with no possible interruption – that has made all the difference.


#45
  • 15 ’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 52c [old MP]

  • Result: 6 errors, 52c / (1’12.83", 2’42", 4’): too fast, I am not ready for that yet;

  • Second pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 2 errors, 52c / (1’20.5", 2’05", 4’): still too fast;

  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 6 errors, 52c / (1’28.5", 2’06", 3’28"): slowed down but it was a very bad recall

  • Comment: I should have approached the day just like yesterday and simply take it easy… but I didn’t, what justifies the results. Also, practiced late again.


#46
  • 10 ’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 52c [old MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’23.6", 1’38", 2’20"):

  • Second pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’27", 1’13", 1’55"): playing too safe; time to risk more

  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: failed; interrupted; it would have been a good day…


#47
  • 10 ’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 52c [old MP]

  • Result: – , 52c / (1’21.2", --, --): failed; using logic instead of visuals

  • Second pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’26", 1’40", 1’52"):

  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’35", 1’21", 2’56"): should have warmed-up this MP better; too afraid to go fast; bad memorization yielding long recall time after a review full of blanks


#48
  • No warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 52c [old MP]

  • Result: failed; used as warm-up

  • Second pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’30.3", 1’01", 1’30"): probably the fastest review and recall ever;

  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 1 error, 52c / (1’28.4", 1’18", 1’55"): easily avoidable if I weren’t in a hurry.


#49
  • 5 ’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 52c [old MP]

  • Result: 4 errors, 52c / (1’31", 2’34", 4’):

  • Second pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’39", 2’06", 2’30"):

  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’28", 1’12", 2’):

  • “OK plateau-land”! If I don’t get serious again, I’ll stay there forever or until I demotivate completely and stop altogether.


#50
  • 5’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 4 * 13c [old MP]

  • Result:

  1. 0 errors, 13c / (16.2", 22", 39"):
  2. 0 errors, 13c / (18,37", 23", 47"):
  3. 0 errors, 13c / (17", 15", 21"):
  4. 0 errors, 13c / (14.18", 9", 16"): I tried to connect more the images between adjacent loci and sometimes in trios; it worked this time and with just 13c; should try more of that
  • Second pass in Memory League training: 2 * 26c [new MP]
  • Result:
  1. 0 errors, 13c / (35.72", 19", 37"):
  2. 0 errors, 13c / (37", 24", 34"):
  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]
  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’13,52", 1’05", 1’55"): 0.16" above my PB; This is a much better way to practice: warm-up by doing partial runs in preparation for one single decent try for a new PB; If I stop being lazy and come up with a new MP I’ll be able to go for 1’; I should also keep trying to link images as much as possible: loci have natural groupings that could be explored for linking their corresponding images.

#51
  • 5’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 4 * 13c [old MP]

  • Result:

  1. 0 errors, 13c / (16", 11", 20"):
  2. 0 errors, 13c / (17", 14", 17"):
  3. 0 errors, 13c / (15.8", 11.8", 18"):
  4. 0 errors, 13c / (14.8", 15", 55"): bad recall
  • Second pass in Memory League training: 2 * 26c [new MP]
  • Result:
  1. 0 errors, 13c / (32.6", 28", 54"):
  2. 2 errors, 13c / (34.9", --, --"): terrible, lost the time
  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]
  • Result: interrupted; bad day

#52
  • 15’ reviewing cards and MPs;
  • 30’ working on my “Paris MP” (30 peg/loci decided); I need stimuli.

#53
  • 5’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 52c [old MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (2’11", 1’52", 1’59"): taking it easy to warm-up

  • Second pass in Memory League training: 2 * 26c [new MP]

  • Result:

  1. 0 errors, 13c / (51", 29",1'39"):
  2. 0 errors, 13c / (40", 46", 1'30""):
  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 13c / (1’34", 1’18",1’34"): pretty good recall but slow

  • Comment: I am not stagnant anymore; I am getting slower


#54
  • 2’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 52c [old MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’25", 2’02", 3’05"):

  • Second pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’24.7", 1’10", 1’22"):

  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 2 errors, 52c / (1’21.7", 1’24",1’52"): stupidly swapped the last two

  • Comment: Very little warm-up but decent; I think I tried less to “think” my links and just try to visualize anything as long as it is indeed visualized – that’s no doubt the secret (just apply the art!), but not easy every time.


#55
  • 5’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 52c [old MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’16.65", 1’48", 1’55"):

  • Second pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’18.7", 1’16", 1’38"):

  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’05.58", 2’05", 2’05"): New PB!

  • Comment: It was a non-typical time of day, but I was feeling well and wanted to try; I was a bit hungry and agitated, prone to not care too much about my images, and I think that’s important; whenever I let it go looser one of two things happen: I fail completely or I have a great run; today was the latter.


#56
  • 10’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 52c [old MP]

  • Result: 4 errors, 52c / (1’17.7", 2’42", 4’): too fast for a warming up run;

  • Second pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’21.3", 1’32", 4’): made a ton of stupid mistakes manipulating the software during recall;

  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’20", 1’27.2",1’43"):

  • Comment: Practicing right after lunch made me feel a little slow, but it wasn’t that bad at all.


#57
  • 5’ Warm-up

  • First pass in Memory League training: 4 * 13c [old MP]

  • Result:

  1. 2 errors, 13c / (14", 13", 24"):
  2. 0 errors, 13c / (19", 15", 24"):
  3. 0 errors, 13c / (16.5", 28", 1'10"): bad recall, too slow to review
  4. 0 errors, 13c / (19", 29", 45"):
  • Second pass in Memory League training: 2 * 26c [new MP]
  • Result:
  1. 1 errors, 13c / (44.6", 33", 1'): skipped one card when memorizing (pressed the button too fast)
  2. 2 errors, 13c / (44.55", 32, 59"):
  • Third pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP]

  • Result: 0 errors, 13c / (1’18", 1’07", 1’22"): not bad, especially regarding the rest of the day.

  • Comments: It’s impressive how my mind varies from day to day; sometimes visualization preponderates, sometimes the rational side does; sometimes I am quick to visualize cards, sometimes I am slow; sometimes the correlation with what I did the previous day is obvious, sometimes it’s not. Today, I should have had a good day, but I was taking ages to recognize the cards and to conjure the images; at the final run, I was obviously more warmed up and it is my best memory palace, but what made me go decently well was that I forced myself to NOT care too much about the images; this has been a recurring pattern.


#58
  • 2’ Warm-up

  • Single pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP, second part]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’16.5", 1’56", 2’32"): not bad for single run after little warm-up

  • Comment: I decided yesterday to do just one quick run EVERY DAY; practice was taking too long and lack of purpose in practicing cards was preventing me from sitting down to practice; I’ll keep this reduced schedule for now and see how things go.


#59
  • 5’ Warm-up

  • Single pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP, second part]

  • Result: 3 errors, 52c / (1’24.7", 1’56", 1’58"): not good


#60
  • 5’ Warm-up

  • Single pass in Memory League training: 52c [new MP, second part]

  • Result: 0 errors, 52c / (1’26.75", 2’15", 1’55"):