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New year, new training plan

Post by john bickar on Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:14 pm

It's that time of year.


  • What does your 2016 training plan look like?
  • What are your goals?
  • Have you created S.M.A.R.T. goals for yourself?
  • What are your opportunities to achieve those goals?
  • What are your training opportunities?
  • What are your distractors?


What about 2015?


  • What goals did you accomplish?
  • What areas of improvement did you identify?
  • Did you take time to properly celebrate your successes?

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by jmdavis on Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:00 pm

Very timely, John., I was working on my calendar tonight. But, what is SMART?

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by Tim:H11 on Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:07 pm

Happy New Year All! 

For 2016 I'm gonna try to focus on get my arm strengthen up for the grip and sustained use in arm muscle needed for the 45. I'm used to 22's and black powder. Low recoil. 

My goals this year are to get a real classification and I'm gunning for master class specifically. I'm gonna be practicing hard - several days a week leading up to my first match. I'd like to get some leg points this year for .22, and revolver. Maybe service pistol but I don't know yet. 

S.M.A.R.T. Goals? Not sure what that is ... 

I can only shoot local matches but plenty of opportunities to achieve my goals with the monthly shoots, and state champs, and regionals. 

Distractions? I shoot another pistol sport... Must be careful not to have too many irons in the fire. Not too bad though - it's black powder bullseye so same hold, same targets, same distances. Need to stay focused on the shot at hand. Not the overal outcome of the target or match. 

2015? I won the NRA and NMLRA National Championships. I won the first and only bullseye match (22stage only) I shot. I realized I hold too long for slow fire. And I put a big effort into getting shots off faster and committing to the trigger pull and the shot? I shot hard this year. Five days a week and never more then one day off at a time. A lot of slow fires with a spotter calling my shots so I wouldn't look in the scope. Seeing it makes me think about the group or target as a whole. The only thing that matters is the one shot in the barrel. With a spotter calling my shots I was able to stay focused on MY job. Was good practice. 

And yes I celebrated my wins, my learnings, and tried to pass on what I learned to new shooters.

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by john bickar on Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:51 pm

Specific
Measurable 
Achievable (yet challenging)
Realistic
Time-oriented

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:15 am

Great post John!  Reminds me to find my performance journal?

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by Rob Kovach on Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:13 am

I'm not changing anything! What I'm doing is working!

I'm shooting for process. That's it.

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by s1120 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:42 am

2016...   Shoot more!!  Im joining my first pistol league [yeaaa!!! ] and looking to improve my processes, and get some more match experience under my belt. I want to shoot at least a few NRA matches, so I can get my first  official classification .  Get more range time to work on skills...  Im starting small, because with work, and younger kids time is always the issue.... 

2015...  well that year was a bust. I shot zero matches, and had little time for practice. Only good that came of it was being able to track down a small amount of SV ammo for some back stock....  I shot my first match in '14, and was hoping to do at least one more...  well here is to 16!!!!!

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by Wobbley on Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:50 am

Shoot 100 rounds in practice every other day. 22 mostly but some 45 and 38.  

My goal is to make expert.

I will be retired and I live 10 minutes away from and indoor range.  So time and opportunity is no issue.

Distractions is life itself.  I've put on hold a lot of travel over the years so I have some catching up to do. And I also have other hobbies like flying.

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by Ghillieman on Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:02 am

2015, what a great year!

I began 2015 with one goal, I wanted to leg out at Camp Perry. I had earned some points over the last few years at EIC matches during larger rifle matches. My only bullseye experience was shooting in club 1800 matches, no Regional or State matches and no classification.

I made my first trip to Camp Perry and legged out with service pistol. What an experience! Was issued a classification card, shot the National Championships, a State Championship, and two Regional Championchips, winning the last one with a 2574.

I can't wait to take my lessons learned in 2015 and apply them to the 2016 season.

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by fc60 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:52 pm

Greetings,

My 2016 efforts will migrate from shooting to machining. I will be completing my Walther GSP-C 32 ACP conversion. I have started the process of designing a chamber reamer and, yesterday, I cut up a Douglas barrel blank into pistol sized pieces. My good pal Hoover welded up the bolt face and it is already recut for the 32 ACP rim.

I also will be working on a 0.311" barrel in 32 ACP.

Stay tuned, 2016 promises to be most interesting...

Cheers,

Dave

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by orpheoet on Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:58 pm

I'm going back to iron sights for a while and working on fundamentals.
I made all my goals in 2015. Went from Marksman to Expert, got some EIC points, eliminated equipment as an issue(found a sweet M41 and a sweeter M52-2)
Biggest improvements came from shooting my slow fire shots within the time it takes to fire a first timed fire shot or restarting the process, and keeping the trigger moving in sustained fire.
In 2016 my goals are to make Master, get a hard leg(hopefully go distinguished) and earn some DR points.
I work full time and go to school/clinicals so challenges abound....
The number one thing I think I need to do is to start cleaning sustained fire targets!

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by C.Perkins on Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:09 pm

2015;
Last match was NRA indoor sectional just before the move.
Moved from AZ to WI.
No shooting goal this year, just life change and new occupation after 35 years of wrenching.
Shot here and there just so I do not forget how to.

2016:
I have no choice, it is Camp Perry.
Only goals left are Service pistol and P-100

Those who know me, I have had 30 points in service pistol since 2011, I need a hard leg.
The P-100 is a bonus while I am there.

Have not decided if I will take the whole week off to shoot the entire nationals or just shoot the one day CMP match on Sunday.
My current job/occupation will determine this.

My 2016 goal will be focusing on the 92FS when the weather permits through the nationals in July to get the service pistol and P-100 awards, no more and no less.

This is my 2016 goal in precision pistol shooting.

As an aside, I am going to contact Fort McCoy to see if it is reasonable to set up a BE/Precision pistol range, we need something in our area.

I miss AZ for the shooting almost year round and close.
WI is a bit of a drive to get anywhere BE related and very seasonal.

Clarence

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by jmdavis on Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:02 pm

John, would you be willing to share one of your old training plans? Maybe one from the past few years.

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by john bickar on Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:56 pm

jmdavis wrote:John, would you be willing to share one of your old training plans? Maybe one from the past few years.

From recently, or from back when I was good, and training a lot?lol!

My training plans at this point are too sparse to be useful to anyone else. I'll see if I can dig up the yearly training plan template that Erich had us use when I was a resident. That one was pretty good.

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by jmdavis on Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:58 am

That would be great. Thanks.

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by LenV on Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:06 am

I plan on shooting more, eating less and jogging a lot. But would settle for 1 out of 3. Smile

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by john bickar on Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:09 pm

jmdavis wrote:John, would you be willing to share one of your old training plans? Maybe one from the past few years.

Here's a template that I think is from 2003, which is why it says 2004-2006 for long-term goals.

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Re: New year, new training plan

Post by jmdavis on Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:44 am

Thanks John. I have also been looking at the plan in "Competitive Shooting" and trying to modify it for my use. I think I have some some pretty good strides on the practical training side in the last few months. But this template will help me a lot. I need to work more on the strategic and self images sides of shooting.

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