Finally, my motivation is back 🙂 I’m training and competing with a lighter heart that looks forward to the challenge ahead.
I’m struggling with motivation to train and I cannot really pinpoint a single thing that is driving this lack of motivation for shooting. I barely ever get to train at home and when I go to the range I cut it short and don’t enjoy it as much.
Contrary to what you see in the picture, the last few days have not been happy. My performance at the French national air pistol competition was very disappointing and it has taken me five days to accept the team medal and believe in that smile.
Last week has been great with multiple personal bests. A lot of pieces have fallen into place and I saw progress in the three competitions I shot. This is what I’ve learned.
After a well deserved winter break getting some sun and good vibes in Madrid, training got serious quickly with an MOP session on January 3rd and the regional Picardie championships on January 7th. Full throttle as soon as I got back!
I am always looking forward competing at RIAC, a three day air pistol and rifle competition organized by Luxembourg’s sport shooting federation. These competitions offer a great opportunity to learn as you challenge yourself at different times of the day on the same event for three days, with the pressure of competition and surrounded by great air pistol shooters. This is what changed since the last progress report and during the competition, plus how to work on my biggest issue at each of the matches.
With all the work I’ve been doing these past weeks on my stance and shooting shoes I’ve come to the realization that I have two natural points of aim…
It’s been a while since the last update on how I’m progressing. This is what has changed and improved since then.
Last Thursday, when I was dry firing at home, I decided to try something new. My balance and stand had been bugging me for a while and I decided to find a new stance, with a different arm angle, that would be more stable. The day after I proved the change right during an online competition 🙂