I was an innocent question, “So, do you train 3 to 4 times per week?”
I honestly didn’t want to answer the question and tried to side step it. However, our friend, a yoga student of my wife’s, was persistent. I provided the short version:
I train everyday. If there is a day off it is part of a plan for recovery. Generally, this is how it works:
When I wake up in the morning I spend 26 minutes stretching. I eat breakfast then run for 30 to 40 minutes. When I finish the run of skip rope using a speed rope for 5 minutes. Then, I shoot my bow for an hour to an hour and a half. Next I eat lunch followed by a short nap taken on the floor so I don’t get too comfortable.
From there I get up and have a snack. After the snack I ride a bike for 30 minutes to an hour. This is also the time when I’ll write something for this webpage or one of the books I am writing. Then, I shoot my bow for another hour to an hour and a half. The last part of my training is to play my trumpet for 30 minute to an hour (brain training). Playing music, I believe, helps with concentrations and seeing ahead. By seeing ahead, I mean having the notes written on sheets of music in my head before I play them. For me, this is like seeing (and feeling) where an arrow is going to land before it is released.
After dinner I watch something on the television, usually something on Netflix, Amazon or the BBC. Sometimes it is YouTube where I watch archery videos. That lasts between and hour and forty-minutes and two hours. I am never in front of a screen until 7 to 7:30 pm aside from this computer. Then I go to bed and read for a short time before I fall asleep.
Essentially, that’s it. It doesn’t explain the training plan, shooting reviews, practice objectives, etc. That detail would have certainly put an inquiring mind into a deep sleep. It is a six days a week occupation.