Rolling into a tournament tired isn’t good. I’m tired. It showed my practice this morning. I compete in 3 days.
The fatigue isn’t from shooting. It is from planting spring crops, running, cycling, building an extension on the chicken run, blowing leaves and pine straw, and power washing the back of our house. All of this happening on my archery ‘recovery’ day. I need a recovery day for my recovery day.
While shooting felt good this morning I looked at my arrow placement afterwards. I am practicing on a 5-spot. Typically, 70% if my arrows on a 5-spot are Xs or 5s the reminder (out of 100) are 4s. I do this twice a day. This morning, 45% of my shots were 5s or Xs. It was weak.
It was raining a bit and very dark at 0830 when I began practice. But, I often shoot in similar conditions or worse. I can’t blame it on the weather. Nope, I blame it on a 17-year-old brain in a body that is nearly 70.