Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Beauty of Fall Training

More Reasons We Run Dogs

With temps in the 20's, it was a perfect day to run the dogs.

After quickly hooking up, we set off through the beautiful Iowa Autumn woods.

Wildlife was plentiful, as we saw several deer, plus a kamikaze squirrel that darted across the trail a couple of feet in front of a speeding dog team! I slammed on the brakes to keep Maggie on the trail, then instantly commanded "On by!" and we kept on going.

The trail is on an abandoned railroad line, and passes these old grain bins.

At 4 miles, the turnaround point, we crossed over this pretty bridge, and stopped for a drink and a snack.

The ride back was uneventful, other than meeting the DNR guy, who gave me full permission to use the trail.

More views of the river in the pretty setting.

I rode the brake for the first 6 out of 8 miles, and held the speeds in the 7-to-8 mph range. They enjoyed the run and were easily ready for more!

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Wow! If you can take photos on your run, things must be well under control! LOL! I"m afraid to take my eyes off the dogs!