It was also a great week for running the dogs getting in 4 days of running 2 teams/day. The dogs are all doing great and with the dogs getting into better condition the speed on their runs was allowed to increase to 10/12 mph. However, the running intervals is still 2 minute run/2 minute rest until the 4.5 mile trail is covered. The dogs are now being stopped about 200 yards from the kennel and after a rest allowed to sprint back home. This is training them to run fast after the command "GO HOME!" is given.
Due to the weather forecast we ran three days in a row with a two day rest and then trained again on Friday. This was followed again by a two day rest. This comming week, I would like to run two days , off one day, run two days and then two days rest.
On Fridays run, we experienced some drizzle and ice pellets while training.
Soon, the Winter weather will be apon us.
A couple of years ago I wrote a book on mushing & my experiences with the same. In the B.A.R.K. section, I am making a special offer to those who wish to make a donation to help feed the dogs. If your interested, please visit that page for details.
Until next week......