link:King Edward III took this further and decreed the Archery Law in 1363 which commanded the obligatory practice of archery on Sundays and holidays!
There is less traffic in front of the garlic fries booth during the Seventh Inning at a Giants' game than there is along my archery range. For that reason my practice has evolved into Plantagenet Practice: on a weekend day and on holidays I get to shoot.
I have 16 working arrows. If I were to shoot two quivers onerightaftertheother I would cause pain to me. But if I shoot half a quiver with the compound held in my right, and the other half of the quiver with the recurve held in my left, then I do some chore or mess around somewhere else, then I can go back and shoot another half a quiver with the compound and the other half with the recurve with no ill effects. Now, my accuracy is less accurate. I still hit the 9x9 box with 90% of the arrows, but the groups are not as tight. I'm sure they'll tighten up in the spring when I get to shoot more, as the traffic will have changed.
Maybe this post is to let archers know that if you have to shoot, you just have to take advantage of the situations as they present themselves. Don't quit. Not for any esoteric reason--though they totally exist. It's just harder than heck to get back in shape!