Training went great this week. I switched up my routes and increased my mileage. I think from here on out I am going to start doing two longer runs a week, about an hour each, and one or two shorter (2-3 mile) runs per week.
I got a killer deal on a new pair of running shoes this week, the Asics Kayano 16. Right out of the box I did a 4+ mile run in them with absolutely no issues. I have been running in my Asics GT-2140, which are great, but the Kayanos provide so much more support, which is critical for a big guy like me.
This week was the first full week of shooting in the basement, and though it is only at 11 yards, I can really sense an improvement in my form. On Saturday I got out to the range and finished sighting in my bow to 60 yards, which is the first time I have got to shoot past 30 since I got my new sight on and had my limbs replaced. My bow is really shooting great right now. I am excited to get to my first 3D shoot, which is coming up in a couple of weeks.
In addition to the new sight and limbs, I also modified my bow-hand grip a little bit, which has really helped in the steadiness of my aiming, and therefore my accuracy. The change was prompted by a tip from from Eastman’s Bowhunting Journal, which in my opinion is an absolutely “must subscribe” publication for any bowhunter.
The warm weather from this past weekend, in which the mercury hit nearly 50°, is going to be replaced by 1″ of ice and 5-8″ of snow on top of that over the next couple of days. My training outlook for this week is dismal, and blog activity maybe slow as well. I will be very surprised to make it out of this storm without losing power for a fair amount of time. It is times like this in which I am thankful that I have a lot of backpacking gear, which also can serve double-duty as storm gear.