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2020/2021 Season

“Don’t stop dreaming just because you had a nightmare.” Some days it’s hard to remember that the bigger picture and the long game are more important than what’s in the now, and this is definitely one of them. Days like these I have to remind myself that this is one of the things that this

2020 Race to the Sky Recap

Writing this blog post is a landmark, because it’s the first mid distance race I’ve run that I actually enjoyed and had fun running. See, dog mushing is a peculiar sport, and an even more peculiar addiction. Half the time it’s absolutely miserable (if I’m completely honest it’s probably more than half the time), but
Arriving at the parking lot of the Little Ski Hill, fog coated the mountain. All morning my pre race nerves had been hitting me. I didn’t want to eat, I was exhausted from little sleep the night before, and I thought I was going to vomit behind my trailer. I was desperately trying to remind

And So It Begins – RMTC 2020

And so it begins. We left home this morning headed for the 8-dog Rocky Mountain Triple Crown; A series of three back to back 100 mile races. It starts with the Eagle Cap Extreme in Joseph, Oregon and then heads to McCall, Idaho for the start of the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge. After Idaho we
I’m afraid that I have some very unfortunate news regarding Race to the Sky. Very late Tuesday night I went out to do a night check in the dog yard. I had been up late sorting gear for the race and was about ready to drop on my feet. I went around to the dogs

Stage Stop Recap

I’ll be the first to admit that going into Stage Stop, I was not confident that I would enjoy it. I definitely err more on the side of enjoying alone time on the trail. The mid-distance races I’ve started running with my team allow for more space between mushers on the trail, and when you

The Aftermath

Every time I go to type this blog post, I can’t make myself finish it. I realize that may be hard to understand. When you go through an intense experience like I did with my team, you change. I can say with confidence that I was a completely different person when I crossed the 2018

2018 Junior Iditarod

The morning of the race was awful. I didn’t want to get out of bed. I didn’t want to get in the truck. I didn’t want to eat either, but my mom forced me to choke down some oatmeal on the way to the start. There was nothing in me that wanted to get to

Jr. Race to the Sky

I think by your second mid-distance race the realization is there that the romance covers up for reality. Not to be negative about it at all, it’s just the truth. When you set out on your first adventure, you have no idea what you’re about to face, or you don’t understand it. But the next

Eagle Cap Extreme ~ Part 1

To put the Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race into words, seems impossible, but now almost a month after my first 100 mile race, I am, inevitably, on the way to my second 100 mile race, stuck in a parking lot with my truck leaking fluid, and have a chance to write about the incredible

Checkpoint Training

Run. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. I’m fairly sure that if you looked up ‘Training a Dog team for races’, this is what would come up. Camping trips, or ‘Checkpoint Training’, will prepare us for checkpoints at the Race to the Sky, and the Junior Iditarod, as well as future races. The dogs on my team that

Hellhounds

Can we talk about the first few fall hook ups? In fact, let’s just talk about the first fifteen. Take a moment and picture dogs that are bred to run and have endless amounts of energy and endurance. Then picture them sitting all summer until it gets cool enough to run again. Of course, if

Summer

During the summer months, the most common question that I get asked is ‘What do you do with them in the summer?’ First off, I typically don’t train the team unless it’s below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, with a few exceptions concerning the weather (i.e. Wind, humidity, clouds, rain, etc.), which means the dogs typically don’t

WRK 2017 – March 18, 2017

The team and I ran in the Conconully Snow Dog Super Mush as our final snow race of the season. We finished 7th with a day one time of 1:35:44 and a day two time of 1:36:11. In a field of mostly sprint style teams I’m very happy with how we did. I decide to
We had an amazing weekend at the ECX. It was an incredibly well run race. The staff were incredible, the trails gorgeous, and the vet team was no less than outstanding. I’m so proud of how the team handled the course, and the yearlings have officially tackled their first race.When you leave the chute you

Fall

We have officially kicked off the 2016-17 Sleddog season! Our first run was a little wacky- the dogs didn’t quite have the rhythm of running down yet. We’ve run three times so far and the dogs are slipping right back into routine. Freckles, the newest dog in the kennel, is doing very well and is

Whiteout Racing Kennel

Fall training is just around the corner! Come back soon for the start of our blog! In the meantime, take a moment to check out the WRK Facebook Page for more insider info this coming season!
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