Monthly Archives: July 2011

I knew there had to be a reason the dogs need a musher!

In this quote by Franz Stampfl, noted athletic coach credited with pioneering the system of Interval Training, I find the reason for my being out there. Cause if you read my post: Top 10 reasons I LOVE my Dogs!!! You … Continue reading

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Top 10 reasons I LOVE my Dogs!!!

And this one goes out to all the working dogs! There are so many beautiful working sled dogs. The Alaskan Husky is my sled dog of choice. (read an interesting discussion of the breed here, and learn more about recent … Continue reading

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That’s My Body and I’m Sticking With It!

So I ran a 45:35.4 on the Opera Fairbanks ‘Run of the Valkyries’ 8K. 9:10 minute miles are nothing to write home about, but were still enough to earn me 4th in my age class. And the best part, I … Continue reading

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It’s good to have goals~

One of the visitors to the Yukon Quest office last week asked me an interesting question, one that forced me to think for a second before answering. I had just explained that I would be running the Iditarod in 2012, … Continue reading

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Anatomy of Drop Bags – a photo dissection of what goes into planning for 1000 miles

Many have joked that it is the worst part of racing. In truth they may be right. Drop bags can make or break your race, and are sure to break the bank. Think about it: every item you will need, … Continue reading

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