Thursday, October 20, 2016

2ptober: Week Two Analysis

Another week, another Two Point Challenge update. Per usual, your weekly longest times are due to either Megan or me in the comments section of our blogs by Sunday at midnight pacific.

The following data was scraped from said comments, so please let us know if there is an error!

I'm excited to see the field spreading out from Week 1 (the gray bars in both charts). While initially most riders clustered in the 1-5 minute 2pt duration segments, now the longest times edge ever upwards - with more riders logging more and more minutes in position.

Nice work everyone!
 

Even better - competitors are collectively improving their ability to hold the two point position, after setting baselines at the beginning of this month. Many have doubled their time entirely! And fewer riders are left in the "No Change" category.

(**Tho seriously folks. Aside from those of you in the broken rider / broken horse group, we will absolutely be calling you out if you're not able to improve on your initial baseline after a whole month!!! C'mon, make it happen!!!! Do it for the priiiiiiizes!!).

Three Chestnuts has blown us all away by rocketing into the lead for both races with her incredible jump to 12 minutes!

Remember tho - there will be FOUR unique winners for the contest, limit one title per contestant. So don't be dismayed by those impressive numbers bc there's still plenty of space for new front runners to get into the mix!


Blogger Blog Baseline Week 2
Alli PONY'TUDE 7:21 7:21
Amanda Bel Joeur 0:47 1:50
Appydoesdressage Musings from LogDog Acres 5:06 6:16
Aryelle Horse Hack 1:47 2:03
Carey Me Jump Pretty One Day 3:23 3:23
Emma Walk, Trot, Canter, Banter 1:54 3:18
Grace The Horseback Artist 2:20 2:20
Heather The Graduated Equestrian 5:15 5:15
KateRose Peace & Carrots 2:06 4:08
Kristen Stampy and the Brain 3:27 5:28
L. Williams Viva Carlos 2:53 9:39
Lindsey Redheadlins 10:08 10:08
Liz Stout In Omnia Paratus 1:17 3:47
LoveLaughRide Grain Before Groceries 4:40 6:02
Megan Howling Owl Farm 0:05 0:16
Monica How to Train your Dragon 4:27 4:27
Nicole Zen & the Art of Baby Horse Management 3:40 8:00
Olivia DIY Horse Ownership 0:44 0:44
outofashes One Bud Wiser 1:26 3:12
SarahO Autonomous Dressage 2:25 4:02
Semi Feral Equestrian Semiferal Equestrian 2:36 4:46
Teresa Eventing Saddlebred Style 1:47 1:47
Three Chestnuts Three Chestnuts 0:33 12:36



For instance: Lindsey, L. Williams, Nicole and Alli are all in striking distance to the longest time prize - with LoveLaughRide and Appydoesdressage both in contention too. And remember - in past years both the eventual winners and runners up have have logged times of 20+ minutes. Let's see it happen again!!

The first place prize for most improved may look like a runaway win for Three Chestnuts, but I wouldn't be so sure. It's early yet, and a couple riders are poised to show pretty major improvements - especially Megan, Liz Stout, Amanda, and outofashes, naturally with L. Williams high in the hunt too.

So tell me - you think you got what it takes to make a move for the title? Or put in a podium placing?!?

28 comments:

  1. My no change is a little misleading because I just haven't timed myself (I have improved). But yeah I fail...

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    1. I know! I almost dropped my phone one day and now I'm terrified. Fear of breaking phone>>>>Fear of Emma

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    2. just sayin tho... i can be pretttttttty scary ;)

      (and c'mon, stick that phone in a pocket or something, the timer will still run!)

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  2. Since I am leaving to go to Massachusetts tomorrow and won't be back in the saddle until Monday, I did my two point last night and got a all-time personal high of 7:09!! Wow is for sure. I don't think I will hit 20+ minutes, but it is cool to think I was able to do it for longer than I train for for competitions. Let's kick butt!

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  3. Lol you might as well take me out of the running, I wont riding anytime in the near future

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    1. It ain't over til it's over!

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    2. OK ok I rode Yankee again yesterday and remembered to try and get some 2 point in this time, unlike Wed. New time is 5:46...mehhhh.

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    3. yay!!!!! mostly i'm just happy you got in some riding time. showing improvement in the 2pt is just a bonus, right? :D

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  4. Latest time from this week so far is 11:01!

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  5. Thanks for the reminder to go actually time myself before I hand the reins back to Carey

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    1. yas don't forget!!! tho i'm happy to hear Carey's about ready to ride again :)

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  6. Hey, my 8 minutes never made it in there!! :O SADNESS

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    1. curses!!!! apologies - post is updated to reflect your progress (nice work!) with the error noted in Red (for shame, emma!)

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  7. Hey, my week two time is 4:02 (I commented on Megan's Sunday post). Still lots more improvement to do, but I'm out of the no change column!

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    1. ack - so sorry!! post is updated {again} with your new longest time reflected in the table and charts! nice work!!! and yay for getting out of the 'no change' column!!

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  8. Well, I actually rode today. And I might ride again later so it's possibly that I could actually increase from the 0:00 minutes of two point I did last week.

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    1. yay riding is the first step to logging some solid time in the 2pt position :)

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  9. Oops! I guess I haven't been reporting my updates here :P My latest time was 4:20

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    1. thanks! yep times are due by sundays at midnight pacific (tho apparently i've missed some anyway). i'll add your time for week 3 - tho let us know if you get a longer time in!

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  10. I did three spin classes this week...I'm going to slay the competition when I do my next 2pt time :P

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  11. Ok. Got my last time today because I leave on vacation tomorrow.

    13:27

    And yes. It was fucking torture. I found making ugly pained faces and contorting my face in general made it better. I wanted to take a selfie for you. But rain. But pain. Oh, did I mention the PAIN? I'll have to update you tomorrow as to whether or not I'm walking! Go me? Lol

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    1. yassssss nice job swooping into first place!! but also tho - painful selfies in the pouring rain sound like the perfect visual imagery for the 2016 two point challenge lol. missed opportunity!!

      and. um. good luck with that walking ;)

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  12. 5 minutes and 6 seconds. Ended by a spook. Sorry needed to sit my butt back down because heaven forbid, the sun was setting and it makes shadows worth looking at.

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  13. 5.01 for this week's time. And surprisingly my legs did not fall off like I thought they would!!

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