Archive for June, 2011

Training Run: June 21, 2011

Date: June 21, 2011

Distance: 3.51 miles. 30 minutes

Weather: 45 degrees  and overcast

Equipment: ATV

Trail Conditions: dirt road

Dog Positions: 12 dog team. ZakWidgeon, Eddie-Jane, Raegan-Shrike, Dale-Drifter, Scoter-Rabbit, Snap-Lark

Music Choice: None

Notes: Today is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. With nearly 24 hours of daylight today and starting tomorrow we will lose light progressively towards the winter solstice. What does that mean? We are on the downhill towards the next racing season. Yay!

Today was a good run with the “seasoned” dogs. All of them did well, including Raegan. This was just her second run with the big team. I think she will do great this year. We had a couple head on passes including the big tour team that met us on Allen Road.

Robert Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Works Radio | Denver Dog Works

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Dr. Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and Dog Works Radio Shows

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Training Run: June 14, 2011

Date: June 14, 2011

Distance: 3.00 miles.

Weather: 44 degrees and mist

Equipment: ATV

Trail Conditions: dirt road

Dog Positions: 10 dog team. Zak-Jane, Shrike-Eddy, Scoter-Raegan, Drifter, Widgeon, Snap-Lark

Music Choice: None

Notes:  Raegan’s first run with a team. She did very well and looks to be a natural! Worked on switching leaders around on this short 3 mile run on the dirt roads. It was a misty rain so it was cool.

Robert Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Works Radio | Denver Dog Works

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Dr. Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and Dog Works Radio Shows

Training Run: June 13, 2011

Date: June 13, 2011

Distance: 2.87 miles. 28 minutes

Weather: 45 degrees and clear.

Equipment: ATV

Trail Conditions: dirt road

Dog Positions: 12 dog team. MagpieGoose, SwidgeonKatya, EllsworthChickadee,  Sparrow-Wu, PigletSophia, ShifterZambonie

Music Choice: None

Notes:  After a quick two month break we are back on the trails again. In these short 2 or 3 mile runs on the dirt roads we will be training the Deadwood pups to run in lead. It was the first run with my son, Tyler up in Alaska and I appreciate the extra hand. He has a lot to learn the summer to become a musher.

Run went well. Tried Swidegon in lead for a bit and he wanted to pull over towards the water puddles and a man walking his dog. Work to do!

Robert Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Works Radio | Denver Dog Works

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Dr. Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and Dog Works Radio Shows


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