Saturday, November 3, 2018


Almost our first "hover husky triplet" skijoring shot. Almost......
Jack & Zorro each have a toe or two on the ground while Rudy is hovering along the trail.
Almost our first "hover husky triplet" - we'll have one soon! :)
The upper section of Boreas Pass got a great dump of new snow overnight. So, we ventured out for what has been our standard "Rudy training route" of this early season. Specifically, we drove up Boreas and then Nancy drove the Jeep back down while Zorro, Jack, Rudy & I skijored down in the set tracks made by the Jeep. A perfect "packed & downhill" trail for training young Rudy.

I love this short section of video from the day's outing. Notice how Zorro has little Rudy along side him as they run in the set tire track. Jack, meanwhile, has put himself in the shallow powder just outside of the track. Zorro, at 10 years old, is happy to take the easy track and train Rudy while Jack is young and full of energy and needs the extra powder to get his exercise :)
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

As was the pattern when we were training Jack last winter, we kept the outing short & easy and took two breaks during the run. Break number one:
"Having a blast!" declares happy Rudy.
"Yes, yes - what fun!" adds happy Jack.
"A break ALREADY?!?!" asks veteran Zorro.
First break over and we got onto a well-traveled section of Boreas that had wide packed tracks. Everyone spread out and go...
Zorro taking point (notice my skis are shifted behind Zorro and Jack) while Jack provides
the mid engine and little Rudy runs at his own pace out to the right.
Break number two...
"Okay, I am having fun in spite of all these breaks!" says happy Zorro.
"Cooling my jets in the snow!" demonstrates little Rudy.
End of the day's run and time for our "end of run pork treats":
"Dish them out!" says intense Zorro.
"Yes, yes!" adds happy Jack.
"I'm right here too!" declares focused Rudy.

What a fun "short & easy" training run with Rudy: 2.4 miles traveled with a top speed of 16 MPH.

2018/2019 Season to Date: 5 days on the trails covering 19.1 miles with 2050 feet of elevation climbed.

No comments:

Post a Comment