Wednesday, November 7, 2018


After 8+ days on constant snow, it was a beautiful bluebird start to this morning!
Zipping along the French Gulch Trail on beautiful & sunny morning!
This was Rudy's first skijor trip to French Gulch. He has been on this trail in the summer, but never on snow. He was ready to join his big brothers and experience this terrain at skijor speeds :)

Since we are still in "training mode" with young Rudy, we did our typical type of training outing: short & easy terrain with lots of breaks to rest, regroup and reflect on our fun. First break and Zorro & Rudy are ready to go while Jack has other plans:
"Wait, wait, gotta roll in the snow first!" demonstrates silly snow rolling Jack.
"Aw come on man! Let's go!" declare Zorro & Rudy lined out and ready to restart.
In between breaks it was zoom, zoom, zooooom! Come along and watch as we fly along the fast packed French Gulch Trail.
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Usually we will take 2-3 breaks during training runs. But, everyone was going so fast today, that I had us stop and rest little Rudy 5 times. Sprint, rest, sprint, rest, sprint, rest, sprint, rest, sprint, rest, sprint - that was the day's outing :)

After the last break and it's role reversal from the first:
"Look who's lined out and ready to go now! Come on slowpokes!" declares Jack.
"Having a BLAST!!! A real BLAST!" exclaim happy Zorro & Rudy.
Break over and back to the day's action - sprint:
Zoom, zoom, zoooom!

Another successful training run with young Rudy: 2.6 miles traveled with 200 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 15 MPH.

2018/2019 Season to Date: 7 days on the trails covering 30.1 miles with 3050 feet of elevation climbed.

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