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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Overall, a good week full of action and exercise. I was with a cycling coach, but decided to part ways. He just was not there for me. With the $$ that he was receiving from me, I expected much more. It was the 5th Coach that I have fired. Perhaps i just expect too much. Nonetheless, I will continue to improve on my own. Hopefully, it will work out. Yesterday was the culmination of the last 2 weeks of training. I did a Time Trial test to see where I was at. In spite of wind and some climbing, I improved on my time for the 20K TT. With an average per mile speed of 18.9 MPH, I was extremely pleased. I hope to test my self every 2 weeks and hope for some progress along the way. My short term goal is to reach 20 MPH. The agility training continues. The doggie and I are communicating better and better. I give it 1.5 years before we come out and amaze the world with our talent (LOL). Home life is great. My Honey and I continue to be madly in love. She is just having a ball riding her horse 3 to 4 times weekly. It's her outlet and she deserves it. We lease the horse from this wonderful lady that cannot ride it due to injuries. So, the Big Guy is watching over me and doing a pretty good job of keeping me on course. We'll see what next week brings. HOOAAA!!

  
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LIVIN4LISH 10/19/2014 11:22PM

    I love your spirit! I think many of us are so richly blessed but refuse to see it because we create obstacles that need not exist. You seem to only see the blessings, and your attitude makes all situation "neutral" at worst, but mostly just wonderful. Thank you for helping me to rethink my days : )

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 10/19/2014 3:46PM

    You are flying! The fastest I've done 20 miles in was 14 mph and I thought I was really moving. That's the great thing about biking - always room for improvement if one desires. emoticon

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GHK1962 10/19/2014 9:48AM

    Nice! On just about every front. Life is good for you and that totally rocks!

As for the cycling coach - man, I bet you could be that coach dude. You likely put more mileage on the road than some of them. And a near 19 MPH avg over 20K is great! I think I get within a mile of that sometimes when I am doing a Tri ... but that is ONLY if the course is fairly flat and no wind. You were in a head wind and climbing at times? WOW!

As for agility, if pup is at the minimum age requirement, I say start as soon as you can. Well, so long as his recall is semi ok. (Closed rings won't matter, but rings with non-gated entries might be an issue.) But starting earlier isn't too bad - its a TOTALLY different feel for you pup (and you) at an actual event ... and you'll want pupper to get used to that too. Even training with other dogs around doesn't recreate that feel. At first, a lot of dogs will either be distracted (they get over it after a while), or get super amped. And ... that ain't all that bad a thing. I say start em up when you can. It's so cool seeing another dog agility person!



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Accountability

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Trained the dogs, cycled, and mowed our grass. Later in the day, took off to a new park and worked with the puppy on recall. He does well at home, but not so great at other places. So, I'm trying to take him to different venues and work with him on recall. Going to try and make time to do this more often. He's doing real well with the agility course, but is a bit behind on recall. However, I have to remember to keep it fun so that he doesn't lose the interest. HOOAAA!!

  
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GHK1962 10/19/2014 9:40AM

    "I have to remember to keep it fun so that he doesn't lose the interest."

You have earned like a bazillon points for this. Got 20 thousand Q's. And will have unlimited puppy licks for that statement.

It sounds like you're doing awesome on the agility. It's weird about the recall thing. Everyone pretty much know what they have to do to teach their pups this ... but do most of us? NO. *raises my hand regarding one of ours*

What are you doing to get a better recall? (We will often have each of us, wifey and I, far apart. Do the call, and jackpot treat.)

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PUPPIES4ME 10/16/2014 8:38AM

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ELRIDDICK 10/16/2014 7:08AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Active Day

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wow!! Yesterday was a pretty full day. Started off by walking and training the dogs. I followed with a tough 2+ hours on the bike and ended the physical activities with 1+ hours of some challenging weight training. Talk about pooped. But, that's what it takes to be where I want to be. HOOAAA!!

  
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GHK1962 10/15/2014 12:39PM

    Pups, Pedaling, and Power. No wonder you are pooped!

Nice going dude.

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PUPPIES4ME 10/15/2014 8:55AM

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/15/2014 8:36AM

    Sounds like hard work, but a lot of fun.

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Accountability

Monday, October 13, 2014

Today starts another wonderful week of cycling. Today's ride will go for approximate 3 hours, relatively easy. Am really looking forward to it and hope that the rain does not stop the progress. Tonight is puppy agility training night. Some nights it's frustrating as hell, while other nights it's a real pleasure. It all depends on how effective I am at communicating with the Aussie. As I'm learning quickly, 97% of the times, not executing an obstacle correctly is the handler's fault. Hopefully tonight will be a pleasurable night. HOOAAA!!

  
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MAVERICKDR 10/13/2014 10:18AM

    Keep up the good work..your.cycling and puppy training. Enjoy yourself.

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/13/2014 8:59AM

    Have a fun ride.

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/13/2014 8:58AM

    Good luck and have fun!

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Great Day

Sunday, October 12, 2014

In spite of the rain that shortened my ride, it was a super day. I biked a bit over 8 miles, nice and easy; saw a dog agility competition; saw the Kona World Triathlon Competition; and went with my Honey to an outdoor concert to see Los Lonely Boys. We had a super time and promised ourselves to attend more concerts in the future. HOOAAA!!

  
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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 10/12/2014 6:39PM

    Sounds like a great day indeed. Here's to many more.

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APONI_KB 10/12/2014 3:41PM

    I love dog agility. I actually have that going on in my backyard.

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GHK1962 10/12/2014 12:56PM

    Sounds like the day was great indeed!

And man ... one of the times I regret not having cable tv. I have been searching for the IM competition and it must only be on cable.

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ELRIDDICK 10/12/2014 10:10AM

  Thanks for sharing

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