Friday, October 17, 2008
Last weekend, we had our last outdoor agility trial for the year. I am happy that it wasn't too cold. I get cold pretty easy, simply because my coat isn't as furry as Katie's or Sam's. Sometimes I think they roll their eyes at me when I start shivering.
Only me and Katie were competing. Sammie was just along for the ride. I thought I would show you how I get into the zone getting ready for my run.
In USDAA agility, they give out maps so you can plan how your are going to run. I like to study the course for a long time beforehand. I take my pencil and carefully outline the most efficient path. I commit it to memory before I run. I make sure I stretch my muscles, warm up and hydrate myself.
Here's how Katie prepares for her run..... lying down. I think she is visualizing going over a jump?
Sammie entertains everyone and eats a whole tube of Pringles. Then, he tells more jokes. I don't think that is the proper way to mentally prepare?
Anway, it didn't matter what he did. He wasn't competing this time. Even though I find Katie's pre-run routine rather lax, she did get a qualifying score and ran very well according to Mommi.
I, also got a qualifying score. And, in my opinion did excellent all weekend.
But, I have to talk to these two about proper training schedules, etc.