I ended up doing exactly 2,700 tactics for the month of October with 552 non-duplicates. That represents the second most amount of tactics I've ever done in a month (December '14 with 2,743) and the third most amount of non-duplicates in a month. Of course, it was much easier to do non-duplicates when I was first getting started. Every day I have a several custom sets I go through. I always do at least 20 problems from each set. If the amount of scheduled problems is more than 20, I just do the scheduled problems. If it's less than 20, I do new problems until I've done 20 in that set.
Instead of looking at my performance stats by custom set, I decided to break them down individually by the motif I was training. This means I get the motif stats across any custom sets. Since there can be a lot of overlap in tags, it's not uncommon for me to get lots of pins in my mate in 2 set, or distraction motifs in my "Decoys" set.
I broke the stats into 3 phases:
- Beginning (any problem I did up until 12-31-2014)
- Break (any problem I did up until 2-28-2015)
- Return (any problem I've done since 9-1-2015)
The percentages represent the % of problems I got correct in 15 seconds or less with that motif. Since some of the motifs have such a small sample size, I decided not to include all of them.
CORE (1200-1600 rating)
DECOY (1200-1600 rating)
With the exception of the distraction motif, they all follow the same pattern.
- Initial good stats at a time when I'm in the groove for tactical training.
- Significant dropoff right before I take a break from heavy training.
- Noticeable increase over my best performance even after a long break.
I also chose a motif that I've never specifically trained before, but consider it be important.
It follows the same pattern as the other motifs.
What does it all mean? Who knows. I just hope I don't get burnt out again since these numbers seem promising.