In any sport training needs variety to keep the athlete fresh. Archery is probably the least exciting when it comes to practice of any sport I’ve done. Football was always exciting. Practice typically meant some form of hitting. Same with karate. Cycling, running and swimming can become routine. There are plenty of new trails and roads to keep cycling and running fresh, as does changing intensity and training solo or with a group. Swimming can be mind numbing especially when your goal is some long swim, only.
But, archery is in a class of its own. Archers frequently practice alone often in their backyards. Shoot over 100 arrows a day for years at 20 yards and you’ll understand routine. You’ll also be really good at 20 yards.
Fortunately, I’ve had and still have a range. In fact, I have two, one for 3D and one for dots. Everyday I practice on those ranges. To mix it up I lay out specific practice goals. Believe me that helps.
Archers that live in cities and rely on indoor ranges, public outdoor ranges at parks, and backyard ranges have grit. They have discipline and often a little extra cash for range fees. For those archers that live in the country and have enough property to create our own ranges count your lucky stars.