Spring is officially here. How do I know that? Because the dogs are blowing their coats, and there are chunks of soft fluff blowing through the yard like tumbleweeds...
This means warmer temps are coming, which makes training our pups a bit harder. So, to wrap up the season, we headed about 10 hours north to Michigan for the Trout Fest Dryland Derby. This is such a fun event with a great trail. It's well organized, and just laid back. It was a relaxing and fun weekend with amazing people.
Nick and I both participated in canicross and the fun run. Nick ran with Ruger in men's canicross, and I ran with Oso. We both were fortunate enough to have great races and both took home 1st place.
Nick doubled up and took Denali and Prudhoe in the fun run, placing first. K2 and I stopped to smell all the smells along the way, coming in second. There's nothing more fun than watching a dog enjoy their run on the trail, and K2 did just that. He also wanted to make sure he received adequate pets from the photographer near the finish line.
The Trout Fest trail is well groomed, and was a perfect chance for us to work with the puppies as well. Both Pharaoh and Anarchy had a chance to run on the trail and work on passing groups of people. Both pups are progressing nicely in their training.
As we move into the warmer months, Nick and I are also working to build our coaching business. We currently have some amazing athletes including runners, triathletes, and those just looking to get in shape through a well-rounded fitness routine. Our focus is on running and canicross coaching, and we are excited to see what comes next for us as we work to build our athlete panel and help each athlete grow. We coach athletes in our hometown, and we work with remote athletes as well. 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.
We'd love to have you join us as an athlete if you're looking to improve your fitness level. You can learn more and contact us here, and follow us on Facebook as well. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Happy Tails and Trails,