I’ve made it through my first week in Lake Placid! And for what its worth it was a good week. It’s easy to put in long days if you have people to take on the hours with you. I put in some of my first shooting sessions of the year, there were good days on the range and there were bad days on the range…but despite getting frustrated or a little angry with myself I know that I am slowly making progress.
That’s why I’m here. To take steps forward. One day at a time. We’ve already changed my standing shoot position two or three times and I’m sure there will be many more adjustments as we move forward into the summer and fall months. We’re going over the basics with seemingly mind numbing reptition…but that’s exactly what this part of the training season is about. Lots of drills. Lots of, “Yes good…again!” Lots of promises that I will eventually catch on. That something will click and I’ll improve.
Sometimes progression is slow. sometimes its tedious. But I know the hours I put in now will be the foundation for this upcoming season…that being said I’m all for it! I’m hungry for improvement. So bring on the repetitions because I have a long way to go.
In other news I’ve done a ship-shape job of banging myself up. Promptly after our 4 hour ride last week my left calf started complaining. A little stiffness when I walked turned into a nagging tendon. We’ve kept him relatively under control for now… it hasn’t gotten any worse but it hasn’t gotten better either. Its inflamed and making itself known. For now they’ve kept me training, icing, stretching, and slowly working on the soft tissues that seem to want to call it quits. We’ll start working on it more aggressively on our off week with all my fingers and toes crossed that it will make a turn around soon.
Here’s a tidbit from the first week!