dirtypool40 Posted February 25, 2004 Share Posted February 25, 2004 Guys, I need some advice. I don't get to shoot regularly, work travel gets in the way. When I do get to shoot it is in little 60 day sprints. For now at least there is no nice slow work up over six months. I am a Limited Master class guy and am fairly competitive. I feel I am smoother than I am blindingly fast, but practice helps both. right now I am borrowing gear that is less than optimal, but that's not the issue for this thread. New gear is on the way. My questions / problem is this; a couple of times now, the FGN match back last Summer and the recent FL Open, I have taken time to try and get ready, using up my comp days at work to leave early a couple of times a week and really shooting hard for two to three weeks before a match. I ended up shooting about a thousand rounds a week for the two weeks leading up to both matches and . at both matches I was really burnt out, didn't even want to shoot The FGN match was long enough that I finally got in gear the third day, but the ups and down killed me. I went from 110th one stage to 5th the next in literally ten minutes!!! The FL Open is the WORST I have shot in the two years since earning my "M" card. I am very frustrated with myself, and obviously at the lack of results for the expenditure of time, money and effort. Lastly, before someone mentions it, I did not try to run flat out and crash every stage. I had the attitude that I would be faster than I felt (having just put in a lot of practice) and I just needed to run smooth and get the points. I still feel this is the correct game plan. What am I doing wrong? How do you prepare for a big match? How long does it take? Basically I am going from lay off to big match in six weeks or less. I see my times and scores come back up to where they need to be, but they dissappear at the big show. HELP!!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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