This past winter, some of my dogs ran both, the Quest and Iditarod, in total 8 of them: Tang, Coon, Marmot, Libby, Paws, Otto, Herring and Wondar. All of them are in the training pool once again, same as some dogs who only ran one of the long races like Chevy, Brownie, Piano, Nemo, Popcorn, Gas, Neuro. I also bought a gang of 3 year olds from Catherine Pinard all white. In there I add a few yearlings which I think could make the cut, but if not still they can benefit from the special training.
The whole gang has been running steady in Skagway again all summer. That way I can take it a bit easy with the training in October, where I write these lines. The first snow is falling outside. We are running two strings, one of 22 and one of 24 dogs, about 20 Miles a day, every other day. Mostly we run early in the morning, with the temperatures being the lowest than. It is not only the distance which counts this time of the year, I do a lot of leader training as with the Quad I have better control than with a sled. Once the winter will progress we start with longer camping trips and in December the first preparation races like the Sheep Mountain 150 and the Copper Basin 300.
Have fun and I always welcome sponsors for individual dogs.