Surpassing 1300 miles of skijoring this season!
That's 4 seasons in a row with 1300+ skijoring miles! Impressive Sled Dogs!
|"Piece of cake! What a blast! How about 1300 more?" say the happy pair at our|
midpoint break of the morning.
|"Sniff, sniff - fresh moose tracks!" say my track inspecting partners.|
Notice the footprints to the left of Zorro going up the trail.
|Moose juiced Max & Zorro following the moose post holes for miles!|
|Season||Miles on Nov 18||Date of 1300 Miles|
Yes, you read that right... We had 58 miles on Nov.18 of this season yet we surpassed 1300 sooner than any previous season! How did we do it? Well, our pattern the previous 3 seasons was to do 5 9+ mile runs a week and rest 2 days. Once if finally started snowing this season, we decided to try doing 5 9+ runs a week, 1 shorter 5-7 mile run a week and 1 rest day. The thought was we rested most of October and early November so let's catch up. We decided to run at this torrid pace until Max or Zorro showed signs of needing more time off. Well, that never happened, so we kept at this torrid pace for an entire season! It turns out the only real question was whether the human could keep this up.... Well, my knees and elbows are a little sore; but I can rest in June :)
Max & Zorro have another interpretation of this table and our torrid pace for the 2016/2017 season: The human has been unnecessarily holding us back for YEARS!!!!!
Back to today's fun outing. Once the moose tracks disappeared into the trees it was time to turnaround and sprint across the open & snow covered meadows at Rabbit Ears. Turn up the volume as you watch and all the "clicks" are slush bombs flying off Max & Zorro's feet and into the camera (and into my face too!). Wheeee!
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What an incredible season! And we are still going with a winter snow storm advisory in place for Colorado this coming Thu-Fri! Sharing the joy with my partners at the end of today's run:
|"Glad you finally stopped resting so much! How about NO days off next season?" say|
my focused and intense partners.
A great way to surpass 1300 - a surprise long May run: 9.7 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.
2016/2017 Season to Date: 155 days on the trails covering 1300.2 miles with 137,700 feet of elevation climbed.