A.M. Ran with Ted, Jeff, and Colby. Did a pickup for a quarter at 5:20 pace and counted my breathing rate. 51 breaths per minute. What is interesting is that it takes me the same number of breaths to cover the same distance at 6:00 as it does at 5:20 pace, except I do it faster because it takes less time to run the distance. 32 breaths per minute at 7:20 pace. Ted and Colby turned around at 3 miles, Jeff and I went on and marked the race course as we went. I did explosions early in the run, and then we ran a fat mile in 5:58 at the end of 10.1. Total time was 1:18:36.
P.M. Technical feat - got Microvision Flic Barcode Scanner ($99 online) to worth with Nokia 770 Internet Tablet over Bluetooth, so now the scanner can be used wirelessly for the race tomorrow. This is officially not supported, so I had to get my hands dirty. If anybody is interested, there are two tricks. One, to get them to pair you need to put a line
into /var/lib/bluetooth/nokia_addr/pincodes. Replace scanner_addr and nokia_addr with the actual bluetooth hardware adresses of the devices.This secret was discovered with the help of strace. Good old strace has saved my rear end many times. Trick number two was to reverse engineer the data transfer protocol, but fortunately Brendan Johan Lee had already done it for me. So I ported his driver to run on Nokia 770 and log the barcodes to a file along with a time stamp. My hack is available for those who needed it.
Ran 1 with Benjamin in 8:22, and 2 with Jenny in 18:52. Julia was not feeling well and did not run.