Home Sweet Home

Well the last few weeks have been pretty busy.  First starting two weeks ago, coach Armin came over from Italy for a shooting camp in LP.  We had one week of some serious shooting action.  Though it wasn’t too over the top for the athletes, Armin was going full speed for 10 hours a day, everyday.  All of the athletes had two hours of one-on-one shooting per day, one hour in the morning, one in the afternoon.  Usually the morning session was live shooting, working on things like position, timing, precision etc.  The afternoon sessions were split, sometimes they were live fire again, other times we were on the SCATT shooting simulator.

The SCATT is a laser shooting program that runs through a computer.  The computer is able to track exactly where the rifle is aiming at every moment.  It also measures barrel speed, the timing of the shot, and can hook into a pressure sensor for the trigger.   When its all working together like that, it’s a really good tool for the coaches to monitor our shooting!

The second week we were back into a more normal training week.  Though the 27 hours of training wouldn’t normally be too bad, the heat during the first few days of the week was pretty overwhelming.  With temps reaching around 90, with plenty of humidity, I can personally say I was experiencing a little bit of heat exhaustion.  You have to stay especially hydrated for weeks like this one, otherwise you just can’t maintain a good level of recovery…

So now I’m back home in MN.  I have almost 10 easy days of rest and recovery before I head off to our Europe camp starting July 28th!

Thanks for checkin in!


One thought on “Home Sweet Home”

  1. Hi there,

    Do you use the regular SCATT system or the Biathlon SCATT system? Is there a difference?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts online!


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