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    Today in South Alabama the high temp was 25 with a brisk 25 mph breeze.
    Two different groups trained today on our places. We were invited to join and train. We stayed inside and i took a nap
    Later i thought about it guiltily; that is why their dogs achieve more than we do. We lack commitment
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    Consider it a day off! Besides you are far enough south the weather will be nicer sooner than Ontario. Right now it is 13F and at 5pm yesterday it was 3F!! Not getting too much done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Lynn Metras View Post
    Consider it a day off! Besides you are far enough south the weather will be nicer sooner than Ontario. Right now it is 13F and at 5pm yesterday it was 3F!! Not getting too much done.
    Okay I read that temp wrong. It is minus 13 here??
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    Up north, we would have considered that a decent training day this time of year, even with more than a foot of snow on the ground. Of course, if we had the option to wait a day or two for conditions to improve, we'd probably be napping on the couch too. You're dogs always look pretty good to me Dave (and Marty's too), so I wouldn't question your commitment or dedication.

    If you still feel guilty this weekend, a group of us will be training here in MI. Snowmobiles and full body armor required!

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    "We lack commitment."

    That's one way of looking at it. These are my last three journal entries:

    Dec 5 aired dogs at 1:30 am with about 9" of snow in the airing yard. it's 19F with a wind chill of 5F, picking up using a small spot light was fairly quick and easy, not sure about Sunday night...wind chill is supposed to be -45F
    Dec 6 Monday = no school for Lylah - ridiculously low wind chills
    ____note: at 10:30 am it is -17F with a wind chill of -43F
    ____note: at 5 pm it is - 11F with a wind chill of -33F
    Dec 7 the plan is to avoid doing much outside - school cancelled again
    ____note: at 10 am it is -8F with a wind chill of -25F

    The technique/excuse we've adopted is called "hibernation".
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    We train all winter but then we have allot of winter.
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    Taken of yours truly after about an hour session. Seems it was -16F and a good brisk wind.
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    A nice spring evening in March. Get out and train.........
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    It was in the low 40's/mid 30's yesterday and my YLM stayed in curled up on the futon. Don't think he would be good at breaking the ice.
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    I too have taken a few days off with this extreme low temp weather. My question for you guys that train in this, how do your dogs paws hold up with frozen ground. We don't have snow the ground is just solid and the dirt areas look sharp?

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    After chipping water bucket ice, hauling water to the duck pen, dealing with frozen pipes and being cooped up with a crazy deranged woman i call wife - well it is just too much. I have new respect for my northern friends. How do you do this in this weather
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    78F yesterday, High 80s most of the week. We took an afternoon nap because after lunch, beer and a bit of weather channel; It was determined that it would be unfair to train when everyone else was frozen, or maybe it was just too hot, Either way it was a very nice nap
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