I'm realizing how important three days are. Three days seem like such a small cycle. But I was sitting down yesterday and it occurred to me: 3 days are 10% of a month. 6 days...the difference between an A and a B. Just like in school. If you take 3 days off, you start at 90%, you can't get any higher. No matter what you do, you've been docked 10% for lateness.
I say this because it becomes clear that you have to accomplish a certain amount over that 10% if you want to get an A. If my standard is an A, 80% over a month or a year, I have to get 8 out of those 10% each three days. If I don't, then I have to get even more the next 3 days. The only problem then is to determine what amount of work constitutes 10%. How much should I do over a three day period?
So this is what I've come up with, at least for February/Seisan:
Roadwork (jogging/biking) - 1:00
Footwork (sabaki/bunkai/shadowboxing) - 1:00
Groundwork (ukemi/tumbling) - 30 min
Handwork (makiwara/ude gitae/chinai) - 30 min
Lengthwork (stretching/yoga/core) - 45 min
Strengthwork (reps/plyo) - 45 min
Katawork (form) - 1:30
Total - 6:00/360 minutes = 10%
I'll give myself 20% for starting ;-) Today is the fifth. Let's check back on the seventh and see how I did.