Two Rivers Dog Mushing Association postponed the 100/50 Mile Solstice Race and re-scheduled it for this weekend, Saturday January 3rd. Here is the race INFO.
However, our training is much more specific than most people think. Throughout the season, we specifically schedule mileage build ups, hill training and we 'peak' our dogs for target "race dates". As well, different strategies are needed for different races: the 100/50 Mile Solstice Race is a fast, flat and mentally challenging (to pass the kennel numerous times). The Copper Basin 300 (in one week) is a slower, extremely mountainous, tough race course.
The reschedule of the 100/50 Mile Solstice Race fits perfectly into the schedule for many of the yearlings, a few dogs who need a fun short race and several dedicated older leaders. This new race date does not fit for either Allen or Aliy's potential Copper Basin Teams. This is a shame since we (and the dogs) enjoy our local races.
Aliy will race the SP Kennel Red Team in the 50 Mile Solstice Race and Spencer will race the SP Kennel Red & Black Team in the 100 Mile Solstice Race.