Oct 20, 2017
Matt asked in the Triangle Tactical Facebook group what to do when the matches in his area wind down for winter. Should he keep practicing and shooting all winter, or should he take the winter off?
I think there are a few things to consider here:
A lot of people will take the winter off. They'll have a bit of skill degradation, and they'll probably be a little less in shape come spring.
If you feel like you're learning and gaining something from your practice sessions, I say keep practicing. You'll be a step ahead of the other guys come spring time, and there's really not a down-side.
HOWEVER: If you start feeling the burnout creeping up on you, and you feel like you need to take some time off, make sure you set a date for when you're going to start again.
Also, evaluate why you're getting burned out. Are you bored? If so, change something. Figure out what is making you get burned out and fix it. I think sometimes we act like it's normal to get burned out and need a multi-month break from practice, but I feel like that's not right.
This week's NewsBlast podcast over on Patreon has been getting a lot of good feedback. I talked about a shooter who was suspended for violating anti-doping laws, and some questionable rules at a "world championship"...