Indoor Archery Season, 1997-1998
This indoor season is not one that I am taking seriously. I'm working on
basic fitness, losing excess weight, and preparation for the outdoor season.
A major knee operation in mid-January affected my practice schedule, mobility
and stability, recuperating from that will take some time and effort.
- Sacramento (Double Fita 18m), 14th December
- An informal competition to start the year. I'm not trying too hard at
the indoor competitions this year, just working on fitness, so the
results were below average.
- California State Indoor Championships (Double Fita
18m), 10th-11th January 1998
- Third place. I set a
personal best for the Bray 1
round (half Fita 18m). This was a very good result, considering
that I hurt my bow-hand in a mountain-bike crash the week before, and
hadn't been able to shoot. I also hadn't been practicing much for
several months, and had changed the button position without a chance to
re-tune the bow. An increased level of basic fitness is probably the
major factor in making this result better than expected.
- U.S. National Indoor Championships (Double Fita
18m), 28th February-1st March 1998
- Twelfth (Western Region). My first day's score was reasonable,
given that I had only shot once in the previous five weeks since my
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
reconstruction operation in January. Unfortunately my second day's score
was poor, dragging the total down.
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