On Saturday, the team did a wonderful 40 mile training run! With no snow, it’s getting harder to train. The lack of snow is tough on the dogs’ feet and makes it harder to prepare for racing. The dogs use different muscles to pull a four wheeler or truck than they do to pull a sled. The good news is – with all the rain, they stay cool running!
Grizzly is still looking good. Achillies and Miss Sally are working hard to train the younger ones. Nathan really likes Nala and Buffy, he thinks they will do really well. Goofy is also doing really well at leader. Some of the dogs are sore and require some extra attention, it is easy to pull or strain muscles with ice and no snow. We are keeping an eye on them and making sure they don’t need a break, medication, or massages. Making sure they have good food and a warm bed when they get home is important too! Achillies, Nala, Buffy and Goofy are still looking for sponsors for this season! Check out the How To Help Page for details!
On Sunday Schroeder Mushing hosted wonderful fundraiser at the Moose in Grand Rapids. Thank you for all the support! It is greatly appreciated. The silent auction was a great hit! Thank you also to everyone who donated baked goods, door prizes, & auction items!! We actually sold out at the bake sale! A special thank you to Kerry Nelson, Toni Pugsley, Deanna Whirley, & Katelyn Slettom for all their hard work!! They worked super hard to make everything come together!
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Choose a dog, checkpoint, or race leg to sponsor and let us know your pick! We will provide you with a personalized certificate to print, wrap up, and present to you favorite someone! On the website, we will indicate that your chosen dog, checkpoint, or race leg has been reserved, but we won’t post the sponsor’s name until after the first of the year so as to not ruin the surprise! Once the sponsorship has been announced, the regular sponsorship goodies will kick in!
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This weekend, Nathan hooked up 32 (!) dogs and ran 38 miles! Special thanks to Brett who helped run dogs and do some yard work!
Grizzly was a stand out – running in lead and doing great! Nathan says, “He is going to do really great things this year!” Grizzly is still waiting for someone to sponsor him! Do you want to help this amazing athlete this season? You can find all the details here.
The team is slowly increasing their miles. Last week they were averaging 20-30 miles a run, and this weekend increased it to thirty-eight. They need snow! Get your snow dances revved up for them fans! The dogs have pretty sore feet from the gravel and hard icy snow. Nathan is using zinc ointment and rest (a day off) to help heal the pads.
Last week all the dogs got their shots so that they are up to date for the race season.
The dogs, just like human athletes, get sore muscles when they exercise and their muscles grow. Sometimes Nathan gives them Metacam to help with the soreness. Also, like human athletes, the dogs need to eat after a run! Nathan has been giving them snacks of fatty meat and even bones. The team is thankful for the donations from Northwoods Custom Meats in Remer, Minnesota.
The big races are right around the corner! And it looks like the team is well on their way to the starting line!
Schroder Mushing is thrilled to announce that Nathan has been selected as the Grand Marshall of this year’s Fish House Parade! If you will be in Aitkin, Minnesota the Friday after Thanksgiving, be sure to stop by and check it out!