Well, it is hot in Georgia. The past few days have been in the mid-90’s. Tomorrow we’ll be shooting outside in Madison and it promises to be a scorcher.
The start time for the competition on Saturday is 2:30 PM. After naptime, which is good and reaching peak thermal exposure.
On Saturday we’ll be shooting 72 arrows from 50 meters. I’ve been practicing here on a field. I can get a clear shot out to 80 yards. I limited practice to 70 yards and focused on 60 yards. It’s a little further than the distances for Saturday and the USA Outdoor Nationals. My hope is that by practicing a more difficult shot maybe 50 meters will feel easier.
The other factor I’m practicing in is the weather. Both upcoming events will be hot and there is no doubt practice has been hot.