We received more heavy, wet snow this week on Thursday which was good as it covered the icy trails. However, it also brought down a lot of trees onto the trail which took a better part of a morning to clear.
Thankful for having a good chain saw!
Another couple of hours was spent packing the wet snow with the skidoo.
The good news is with the colder temperatures, we now have a nice base of packed snow on ouur training trails.
The training this week was a little less due to conditions leaving us with only three days running. We got out Monday but cancelled the training for Tuesday due the hard, icy trails. It is better to cancel a run than to cause an injury to the dogs. We were able to get out running on Friday and Saturday.
The trail Friday was soft due to another 3" to 4" of fresh snow. However, this was good training for the dogs as they could experience these conditions in a race.
We try to expose the dogs to as many conditions that could experience in a race so they have no problem handling them.
Saturday's run was on a near perfect trail, thanks to Julie for passing the groomer on her training run before ours. The dogs ran their fastest run so far of the season. After this type of run, a day off and a bed of fresh straw to give them a good rest.
On Fridays run, we placed Lloyd (15 months old) at lead for his first run (4 1/4 miles) in that position.
He did great!! Very focussed, hard driving and fast!
I am very pleased with the whole litter from The Blue/Indigo Breeding.
They are exceptional, gifted athlets.
The video above is with Lloyd at lead on the right.
Until next week.....