2019 Race Schedule

3/31: Lavaman Olympic Triathlon - 2:15:54 - 26/1170
4/28: Mt Rainier Duathlon (short course) - 1:15:30 - 3/69
5/4: Ironman 70.3 St George - 5:03:34 - 324/2193
6/30: Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene - 4:55:51 - 142/1923
8/31 - 9/1: FjordViking Challenge, Knarvik Norway - 3:26:55 - 9/70
10/6 - Lungbuster 5k - 19:14 - 1/269
12/8 - Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells - 4:55:01 - 284/2170

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: