Balmy end of October here in the UK. Today and yesterday the temperature was in the region of 15-17 degrees centigrade. It hasn't rained much of late, so the ground is still dry and I'm still able to practice. Hopefully this'll continue over the weekend and then I can't imagine it'll continue, so this will probably be the last two days.
I had two practice sessions today, 90 + balls each session, working with the accuracy drills trying to land it on the target zone. Despite the fact that I'm constantly doing this I still find that I have to remind myself to do things like loosen my grip and push my knee through in the delivery during the pivot, probably due to years of doing it in the wrong way and I'm still in the process of un-learning these things which is kind of frustrating.
The other thing I did today which I've done a few times of late is return to the run up off of 5 steps which I was working on last year till the start of the season when I twisted my knee. I still haven't totally discarded the idea of running up and the reason I've come back to it a little is the fact that I tried it with a slightly more round arm approach and was surprised to find that it was quite accurate and an awful lot faster than bowling off of 2 steps. Hopefully the weather will hold and I'll get at least two more sessions in over the weekend and then I'll have to come up with a plan for over the winter to keep things ticking over, I feel like I've made some decent advances in the last couple of months and it would be good to carry this forward to next season.