As far as broodwar goes I hope to play at least 10+ games a day, maybe more, and see what I can do towards progress to C-. My goal is to get to C- by the end of break (Jan 18); though that may be quite a stretch since I'm like high D or super low D+ at absolute best.
Nonetheless, that’s what I'm aiming for. I feel like my biggest problems right now are somewhat weak scouting, occasional macro slip ups (when I'm playing well my macro can be super tight), having no idea how to keep money low once I max, and probably more than anything I don't really know what I'm doing. I tend to make stuff and then just go poke around and see where I can attack and/or try to deny expansions.
One question I have is would it be best to break this up and focus on one part individually for a week or just try to work on it all at once. I'm also at a loss for how to work on game knowledge, I know that watching VOD's/Replays is one of the best ways, however, most of the time while I can see what players are doing, I don't have any idea why; so I don't feel like I get as much out of them as I could/should.
Second goal is the running. I really want to ramp up my training and try to get to 100 mpw or so for some great winter basework. Goal is pretty reasonable as I run around 60-70 mpw right now, so given for or five it weeks I should be able to get up towards at least 90 mpw if not 100. My biggest concern here is general overuse injuries. I feel like if I can avoid those I should do fine.
Why run so much? First, I have really grown to love running so its fun for me, and second is that I want to see how fast I can get. I can currently do a 5k in a little under 20:00, which I feel isn't too terrible for someone who is 5'9" 170. It'll be really interesting to see what happens to my time as I get closer to a 140-150lb ideal weight, especially if the alleged 2 or so seconds per mile/per pound speed increase is anywhere near correct. Finally while 14 miles of running a day may sound pretty crazy it is still less then 2 hours a day of actual running.
Why blog this? No real reason other than to get some advice and feedback, and while I tend to be able to motivate myself well it’s nice to publicly state my goals and get some feedback and opinions from others.
Also, since people are always asking for more BW streams I will of course be streaming all of my games, I may not be too good but there are precious few streams as it is. If you want to play me just msg Lucid[Dreamer] on iccup when I’m online or streaming, I’d love to play! Probably won’t stream my running though, it would be inconvenient and I’m not fast enough (and probably not sexy enough) for anyone to want to watch me run.
Some replays of recent games so you guys can see where I am at:
A couple of the more amusing games I have played recently:
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After the game he accuses me of hacking to trap all his SCV's
Cannon Rush - With a Twist
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apparentley cannon rushing a T's natural expo isn't a good idea, would have been even better if I siege expoed
Also, and most importantly: WOONGJIN STARS HWAITING!!! - Just because we had a rough few rounds doesn't mean we aren't winning proleague.