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#Day45of100: Continuing my strength training w…

#Day45of100: Continuing my strength training with the bands on my bow bringing it up to 45# which equates to approx. 85% of my maximum. Weirdly shooting with the bands gave pretty solid results consistently getting golds for all 3 arrows on tri-spots!

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#Day44of100: Spent the day shoot in the mornin…

#Day44of100: Spent the day shoot in the morning and making bright fluo green strings for myself and @harryalexandergill – still much to learn about string making!

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#Day41of100: My second run I went further/fast…

#Day41of100: My second run I went further/faster than I should have gone in the time as I was running alone. Definitely felt it afterwards!

#Day42of100: The one club shoot indoors this week was not how I wanted it to go. While I definitely felt more in control of the shot, I simultaneously wasn’t with many shot wavering off in the same direction. Best not dwell and think about making next time better and stronger.

#Day43of100: So that’s week 1 of my #couchto5k endeavour. I’m sweaty and run too fast by myself. I need to control my pace better but other than that I’m enjoying it.

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#Day40of100: If someone could find me a small …

#Day40of100: If someone could find me a small indoor range I could use this winter that would be great. With nights drawing in and only 2 club nights indoors a week I’m forced into performing reversals!

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#Day39of100: I’m not gonna lie, I am ter…

#Day39of100: I’m not gonna lie, I am terribly unfit when it comes to cardio. So I’m going on the old faithful couch to 5k method and then hopefully onto 10k…

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#Day34of100: Indoor season has officially begu…

#Day34of100: Indoor season has officially begun with the first indoor club shoot. The start was a bit wobbly as I adjust to the distance, but picked up towards the end with more regular 10 10 10 ends.

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#Day33of100: Spent the evening up the field ge…

#Day33of100: Spent the evening up the field getting it handed to me with @georginacutts shooting better 10s! Safe to say the new longbow works well.

When I wasn’t being beaten I shot the 2 main distances for indoor season, 18 and 30 meters. After massively reduced volume these past couple of weeks I’m very happy to see that I’m still able to put in some clean shots.

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#Day29of100, #Day30of100, #Day31of100 and #Day…

#Day29of100, #Day30of100, #Day31of100 and #Day32of100… I’ve spent my free time these past few days finishing @georginacutts longbow. I fitted the nocks, varnished and wrap and tied the grip leather. Last thing that was needed – a string!

It’s done!

During this longbow project I have learnt so much into what’s needed to be a bowyer and that’s a lot of patients is needed for all steps in the process. A lot of mistakes made, but I’m pleased with my first attempt. Onto the next one!

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So I took a week off from archery at the end o…

So I took a week off from archery at the end of the outdoor season and therefore paused the #100daysofprogresss for the #archeryproject.

#Day25of100: I went to pick up a bow to shoot this Sunday and it turned out to be club longbow day… one was thrust upon me and my recurve shunned.

It’s surprising how hard it was to anchor when no other aides are present and then execute a conscious release. Despite that, it was a lot of fun to chuck some sticks from another stick!



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#Day23of100: Well I had a very disappointing e…

#Day23of100: Well I had a very disappointing end to my season. I shot the two lowest scores I have ever shot in competition on a WA70 at Old Basing – 497 and 498. After the first day I was beaten by it, but not down and out (a shout out to the progress I have made mentally over the past few months), but after only improving by 1 point and still below 500 on the second day it was like a punch to the gut. I care so much about the sport and wanting to achieve that I take the negatives quite hard.

Conversely, for a majority of arrows over the weekend my shot felt good and strong. They just were not grouping, so I was bemused and frustrated. However I failed to notice or acknowledge the real cause of the scores. For the previous 2-3 weeks I have been shooting with an open sight ring after carelessly removing the pin dot from the middle. Maybe lack of experience with the open ring didn’t help at the weekend, but I had shot over 1000 arrows with it in that time so let confident enough going into the tournament to run with it. Maybe it’s something that takes time to get used to. Or maybe I don’t like lining up circles.

So with that in mind, an open ring is not the best tool for me to shoot competitively with. I can’t fault it for training – the removal of the dot bridges shooting blank boss with shooting at a target. Enough removal from aiming to concentrate of form, while still looking at a target. However for tournament and shooting for scores I’ll be going back to a pin with a dot.

So as I set up the bow for indoors, I can look back on this season as one of improvement, an interim year in preparation for 2019: I have shot at master bowman level; improved my mental resilience; and capable more than ever of reviewing and self critiquing my form for development.

The swings were great though.

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