If you're wondering what The Impossible Goal is, you can read about it here. http://www.stenoray.com/2012/05/impossible-goal.html
Feeling it in my back and shoulders today. Had an all-day job yesterday while using a hotel conference room chair. Kids, if you haven't already learned to appreciate a good chair, begin to do so now. My job tomorrow has good chairs, thankfully.
Yesterday's was quite a good job, quick medical-ly material, but I can DEFINITELY tell short writing and speed practice is totally paying off. Yes, for medical, you do need your prefixes, roots, and suffixes defined, but anything you're likely to hear often, brief those puppies and drill yourself on 'em.
For projected CART, I like to print out my job dictionary and lay it across my laptop while I'm working to help me keep track of names, speaker IDs, job-specific briefs, etc. And I project from a netbook running Bridge, so I can use the Briefs Suggest window and enter things into my job dictionary when I can.
There was something else I was going to say, but I forgot.
But yeah, there's something to be said for training for these contest things. Our consumers deserve the best, and it's wonderful to feel good about your product at the end of the day.