2018 Race Schedule

4/15: Seahawks 12k: 49:14 - 11/1928
4/29: Mt Rainier Duathlon Long Course: 2:31:16 - 12/85
5/27: Ironman 70.3 St Pölten, Austria: 5:19:30 - 452/1515
6/16: 3 Lakes Olympic Triathlon, San Juan Island WA - 2:28:30 - 2/36 
7/14: Lake Whatcom Olympic Triathlon, Bellingham WA - 2:21:08 - 11/158
7/29: Ironman Canada, Whistler BC - 13:29:35 - 384/1164
9/1: Titanium Man Olympic Triathlon, Richland WA - 2:04:25 - 9/97
10/7: Chicago Marathon - 3:04:35 - 1735/45000

The first accumulating snowfall has arriving in Minneapolis, and I was in town this weekend to experience it.  One of the things we wanted to do this winter was teach our dog to skijor.  The thought was 1) He's a Husky-mix, so I'm guessing he will enjoying pulling 2) He has a TON of energy 3) We like to cross country ski.

Prior to this weekend we purchased a skijoring setup for him:

First thing this morning we went to the Minneapolis airport dog park early morning:

Sammy loves the snow

Next, we found a semi-secluded area and put the harness on.  No cross-country skis involved yet:

I was trying not to hold too-high of expectations for this first go-round.  We ran around the park for a bit, he did a pretty good job at following the path and staying on-task.  Now it's time to teach him some other commands: "come around", "line-out":


In the end, he had a great day.  Here is the result: