Category Archives: Training

DIY PVC, PDQ

Sure, I’ve tripped over stuff before. You people have SEEN me trip over my own skis, patches or ice, or detritus on the trail. Occasionally it’s dog toys laying around the house, and once or twice over a cat I … Continue reading

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Continuums and Musical Tugs

When I first started mushing, I had this picture in my head of how it would go: We would start training and then at some point POOF my dogs, along with every single moment of every run, would be utter … Continue reading

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Charity Begins at Home and Ends with a Training Epiphany

It’s going to take me a while to get to the point today, but I promise you I will get there eventually if you just stick with me. I almost never take my dogs on “normal” leash walks anymore. If … Continue reading

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Sins of the Skijorer

We’ve been able to sneak in some late-season runs this week, with today probably being the last of the season as we’re in the middle of a stretch of 35ish degree F days; the snow is melting, the trails are … Continue reading

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Mind Like a Sieve

I realized tonight that I forgot to post this. It’s spectator video from the Barkie Birkie. If you don’t want to watch the whole thing we are around 3:20 and around 11:40. ALSO I neglected to say so when Squash … Continue reading

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The Sweet ON BY and ON BY

It took two days for my internet connection to cooperate enough to upload these videos from Monday. TWO DAYS of trying over and over, vainly canceling the attempts that went something like “your video will be uploaded in 5332 minutes”. … Continue reading

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Don’t Pinch Me

I know it’s not a dream, because I’ve been out on my skis a couple of times this week. I had an irrational fear that I would be totally uncoordinated and unable to ski, so that has been put to … Continue reading

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Everybody SIESTA!

Now that the division of labor is more evenly divided, I’ve been gradually working on increasing the dogs’ conditioning. The weather has been cool enough and I’ve been dragging myself out of bed early enough to safely start adding some … Continue reading

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All Work and No… Play?

On Good Friday I inadvertently cultivated my fledgling tradition of going to the state park on a holiday without realizing that it IS a holiday thinking that (as usual) I’d have the place mostly to myself when in fact there … Continue reading

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And on the Seventh Day…

Rest is a relative term around here. For example, today Squash slept in until┬áseven-thirty and (sadly) that is note-on-the-calendar worthy. And everyone is pretty much lazing around here now – but after spending “only” a few hours playing in the … Continue reading

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