It’s starting to come together again…Max and I are getting the hang of competing as partners, I’m getting back into training…and I’m learning how to work with Stanley, who is a whole different kind of dog to run!
My boys were very good at the trial this weekend. VERY very good. Even if every run didn’t count as a qualifying leg, they worked so hard for me. Video to come in a few days (whenever it is delivered by the video company), and then you will see.
In the midst of long days of trialing, I wrapped up what is really my first big week of training since AZ. I did my Saturday hard bike trainer workout after 8pm, shortly after getting back from the show. I did my long run on Sunday in between Max’s two runs. The agility people already think I’m weird after I once did a 15-mile marathon training run in circles around the fairgrounds while waiting for Max’s turn to run. Someone suggested I could have brought my trainer and done my ride there yesterday, but I don’t need them thinking I’m any weirder.
One thing I did notice at the trial…a lot of those people could use some run drills/training. I’m lucky to be a strong runner to keep up with my dogs, but some people don’t even know HOW to run. As a result, they can’t get where they need to be on course to direct their dogs through the course. Gee, maybe there is a market there for whipping agility handlers into shape?
I don’t get the day off work tomorrow – we get less paid holidays at my company but it’s made up for with the nice holiday shutdown between Christmas and New Years. So I will be in the pool dark and early, followed by morning meetings! Enjoy the week, everyone!
Training totals for January 11-17:
Swim: 5200 yards
Bike: 51.2 miles
Run: 15.3 miles
Strength: 1/2 hour
Total time: ~9 hours