Ultra Training Week #2
I decided that I should focus on getting the knee right and wanted to get a good chunk of the technical work done on the site. So I took the twofer. This site, all the graphics, the custom coding, the social media automation, etc is all some machination of open source projects, my skill, and useful/interesting interactions. So, for the curious I decided to open up the curtain a bit, talk about what is going on from the technical side of this project and some of those goals as that journey runs parallel with my physical journey.
As all of my projects I take a pretty fluid approach so the mechanics and scope can certainly change.
I want this website to be an interactive piece of this journey. To accomplish that it takes a pretty broad array of technical skills, but thankfully I have experience in all of them from previous adventures (Check out AddictiveAngler on youtube). However dusty those skills may be they all seem to be intact and it has been energizing getting all of the wheels greased and geared. So what am I doing?
The Website itself will be an interactive Vlog of my experiences – tracking my runs daily, capable of real-time chat, and an extension of my book.
To Accomplish this i’m building the site itself on wordpress as it offers some baked in solutions via plugins that accomplish a lot of the heavy lifting and require very little programming from myself
The Plugin Run Log, links with the Strava app (and many others, but I enjoyed Strava’s interface and simple setup I have an entirely self contained option as well).
Then I’m using The Adobe Creative Suite for video/photo editing, Open Broadcaster software for all podcasting recording and fruity loops for audio editing.
Phew… like I said a set of skills – and the best way to help your skills out is bootstrapping!
In Reverse… For fruity loops – Looperman is a free loop resource
OBS has loads of tutorials videos on youtube
Templates and tutorials for adobe products can be found in many many places, find some here to start your project.
I’m hoping a Googlefi plan will give me the opportunity to cover some races into a live running tracker but that is a bit down the line.
I’ll be testing out everything tomorrow and hopefully begin with the videos this week!
Want to run along?
Patreon is a great way for me to fund this entire adventure from gear to race buy ins and maybe even a smidge for my time – join the party for as little as $1 a month and be a part of the journey!
Sweatcoin is an awesome concept of a crypto-currency based system that rewards your to move around! Get paid to walk & run, get special offers for your hard earned sweatcoins!
I just started up a youtube channel to document this adventure. It is more than just another running story and encompasses the larger adventure that is the past 12 years of my life culminating into now.
The philosophy that is inspiring this journey, check out the preview my clocking button! This is my first book and is self published you can order on this site or amazon!