It was a great feeling to get out and run the dogs this week to kick off the new season. I was able to run on Wednesday & Thursday and get all the adults their first conditioning run. The schedule was a 2 minute run followed by a 2 minute rest for a 4.5 mile outing. All the adults ran great and seemed even stronger than last year for the first run of the season. It is important at this time to keep the speed of the dogs down in order to prevent injury. This is the time for conditioning and strengthening the muscles supporting the joints in their legs, shoulders & hips. I usually try to get at least 100 miles of conditioning on the dogs before letting them increase their speed. Next week with the arrival of Kara, the yearlings will join the adults to form two 12 dog teams.
It was again a wet week here with rain just about every day or night. However, the night time temperatures are dropping and thus allowing for early morning runs before the temperature heats up during the day.
There are 4 new videos of this weeks runs on you YouTube. If interested go to the links section to get to Miortuks YouTube Site.
Also this week there were a few other site updates.
Until next week.........