The first week of basic conditioning is now done, according to plan. We started on Sunday with a 9 KM route which the team was already familiar with (we had previously done it a few times to build up stamina for the last dryland sprint race), then built that up to 14 KM over a couple of days, and today took it down a notch to 11 KM. 45 KM total volume for this week.
I was cautious of how to dogs react to such rapid build-up of volume, but I have to say I am super impressed! No issues, what so ever, everyone was more than willing to work every day, regardless of weather. The picture is from yesterday… that was nice! Tonight we did it in pitch black rain. Super!