It was so cold, with temperatures in the -20's that none of the ATV's would start, problem starting the trucks and had to resort to training on Saturday with the Snow machine! Now with the freezing rain & rain everything is coated in a sheet of ice.
The above photos were taken last week, before the snow arrived, and shows the team driving hard from the beginning to the end of the run. I am very impressed with Hok'ee, Wheel Right, running in his first year. This dog drives hard the whole run, every run, right from the start of his training. He is going to be an exceptional dog!
We were able to get in 4 great training days this week. The dogs are doing the 4.5 miles without a stop. We are now training a regiment of "negative splits" into their training runs. Negative splits are when you start the run at what is your basic pace & then increase the speed at intervals through the run to finally finish at their top speed. This type of training helps the dogs to increase their stamina & finish strong as well as to prevent the build up of Lactic Acid.
There is also a new video posted on the puppy Page.
Until next week........