Stuck and Needing to Move

Heading out to the range to fire off a bunch or arrows is fun.  You will get better shooting a lot.  But, there is a point where you may need to change your training to make improvements.

Reviewing my results, those from training and competition, it was apparent the upward slope had leveled.  In some instances, those data suggested things were beginning to head in the wrong direction.

As frustrating as you’d guess this to be there are ways out of the funk.  Those methods are not as much fun as heading out to shoot. It means getting outside of comfort zones.

With every practice there is a plan.  That plan has evolved little during the past 60 months and 25 days.  The plan has worked fairly well. However, the results after little more than 5 years aren’t satisfactory.

A change has to take place in order to move forward.  In my case, a number of changes.  This meant rewriting the 2020 training plans, establishing new goals, and essentially being willing to drop even more points until the 2020 effort takes hold.

Refined 2020 training schedule. (One month only shown)

Continuing on the past course would lead to improvements.  Those improvements would take a while. If I were simply shooting for the fun of shooting that would be fine.  But, that isn’t the case for me.

In order to make more rapid advancements isolated technique work is required.  That work isn’t the fun part.  I suppose I’ll see how the revised practice routines work.

If you’re shooting to win competitions just shooting a bow isn’t necessarily the path.  To win you need to refine the minute steps in your process.  It isn’t always fun. It is like doing intervals running or on a bike.  They hurt and will leave you sucking wind. The the payoff is real.

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