The past month has been full of travel for us. From the ICF World Championships in Poland at the beginning of October, to Wisconsin, to Quebec, and back to Wisconsin again - we have been on the move.
After we returned home from Poland, we began our North American races for the fall. Our first was DOTY's Dusty Dog Dryland race in Mountain, Wisconsin. Going into the race with all the aches and sniffles of the first "cold of the season" made for a bit of a tiring weekend, but an amazing one nonetheless. It was also the first snow both the humans and pups had seen this fall as well! The trail was amazing, and the race was well put together. Well attended, it was clear that the race organizers really put a lot of time and effort into making it a successful event. Nick brought home a first place canicross finish as well as a 7th place finish in 6-dog rig. Joy returned home with a 4th place canicross finish.
From there, we then attended the Bristol Dryland Canadian World Cup in Quebec. This is one of our favorite races as it is very competitive. With a new course this year, we were excited to see what we could do! Nick placed 2nd in men's canicross with Kim Pare's pup, Fury. Joy placed 5th in women's canicoss with Oso. A huge thank you to Allison Stephens for traveling with us and for all the help!
We finished out our month of traveling in Pearson, Wisconsin at the Dirty Dog Dryland Derby. Day one was gorgeous - sunny with the perfect temperatures. While equally as beautiful, day 2 brought snow, the perfect snowball kind of snow, forcing the race to be cancelled due to unsafe trail conditions. Nick returned with a 1st place canicross finish and 4th place in 6-dog rig. Joy returned with a 4th place canicross finish.
Each race provides us with an opportunity to spend time with old friends, and make new ones as well. It was a great fall racing season, and we are excited to see what the next year brings for us, as we work toward our goal of the IFSS Dryland World Championships in Latvia in the fall of 2019.
A couple other things for you!
- If you're in the Springfield, MO area, join Joy at 4 by 4 Brewing on Thursday evening (November 8) for a beer and to hear more about the sport of canicross and how you can get your pup involved in the sport.
- A huge thank you to Talking Women's Sports of Jock 98.7 for allowing Joy to share about canicross and the ICF Championships in Poland.
- We have teamed up with The Great North as ambassadors. This is a really cool company working to save the environment. Use our link for a discount! http://thegreatnorth.refr.cc/luckyfoxracing
- We have created a special line of Lucky Fox Racing gear to help support our team as we work to meet our 2019 goals of traveling to Latvia. If you'd like to shop our #roadtoLatvia2019 line, or any of our gear, visit our shop, and use LFR10 for 10% off your order of $50 or more.
We wanted to share a little more about our customized coaching.
Both Nick and I have been running for years, experiencing both the ups and downs of running, racing, and training. We want to share our vast knowledge base of racing and training with you.
Nick and I currently co-coach The Fit Club 417, a speed work group based in Southwest Missouri. In addition, Nick coaches several additional athletes who are all interested in different end goals.
Not only are we interested in helping you take your canicross game to the next level, we are happy to work with triathletes (maybe you need to up your running game), marathoners, 5k runners, and runners at any level. We know everyone is at a different place in life, and that everyone is working to meet a different goal. That's where we come in.
Our training is customized to you and your schedule. We utilize TrainingPeaks Software in conjunction with a GPS (preferably Garmin) watch to help analyze your specific data in an effort to provide the best plan possible.
You don't need to live near us, either! We can work with you virtually which still allows for accountability and consistency.
The perks to having a coach are more than just a customized plan. A coach offers someone to share ideas with, accountability for workouts and training, a support system, and someone to be honest with you about your goals, ideas, and training. Whether you are looking for a PR or to complete your first half marathon, we can help. We aren't here to judge your current training regimen, but rather to help you build a solid base, and then take your training to the next level in a safe and honest way.
We also know that coaching can, in many cases, be expensive. We have worked to make our plans affordable for any level of runner.
If you have questions or are interested, please contact us. We would love to see how we can work together to help you meet your goals.
As many of you know, we recently competed at the International Canicross Federation (ICF) World Championships in canicross. Nick and Joy brought home 28th and 44th places, respectively.
As we race this fall in both the US and Canada, we have our sights set on what's to come in 2019. Our goal will to be again make the United States National Team to compete at the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) World Championships in Latvia.
As we begin our journey, we want to invite you to become part of our team with some signature #roadtoLatvia2019 gear. You may have figured out that overseas travel with the pups requires a significant financial commitment. As we begin pursing our goals for 2019, we hope you will join us as a part of the Lucky Fox team!
Check out our gear and accessories here, and use LFR10 for a 10% discount off your order of $50 or more!
We truly appreciate you following our journey and all the support you have been! Thank you, and happy trails!
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