The Crack Of Dawn, Virtual Trail Report, Tevis Sippy Cup, Miles 45 through 61, September 2020

Training Journal

If you’re riding a horse, you’ve already won.

 
Awareness of the outside world. Book giveaway. Mentioned last week. Giving away this week. Supporting the fundraiser by a fellow Virtual Tevis rider, County Island: Help for Critters in Northern California Fires, extended to Sept 30. Leave a comment telling me the longest trail ride you have ever been on. I will pick winner with a random number generator, punch the necessary buttons, & have book sent to you. US or APO only, unless you wish to pay postage. Void where etc.

Update. I should have put a time limit on comments. I’ll keep it open for a week & announce winner on the next VTevis post, Tues 9/15/20.

Update on the update. Contest has ended.
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Overall

How to fit in a long ride before it gets hot.

5:45. Head to barn.

6:12 am. Get started.

8:01 am. Finally, sun!

Milestones
Dusty Corners. Noted on map.

Last Chance, Mile 50. Image source & additional photos, The Tevis Cup: Last Chance.

Swinging Bridge, mile 52.

Devil’s Thumb. Noted on map.

Deadwood, mile 55. Image source & additional photos, The Tevis Cup: Deadwood.

Daily Log
We are doing our rides in 1/2-mile laps around our pasture. Link to standings, Doctor Whooves, Major Milton, All. Daily screenshots from VTevis results page.

Milton 47m

Rodney 46m

Tuesday, September 1. Today 3.07 miles. Total 47.3 {46.3} miles. Time 1 hr 12min. Pace 23 minpermile/2.6 mph.

Wednesday, September 2. Scheduled day off.

Thursday, September 3. Today 4.25 miles. Total 51.5 miles. Time 1 hr 34 min. Pace 22 minpermile/2.7 mph. Update. Rodney one warm up lap in hand, catching up.

{Rodney caught up, no more split totals}. Screenshot not available or I forgot to get.

Friday, September 4. Scheduled day off.

Saturday, September 5. Today 5.14 miles. Total 56.7 miles. Time 1 hr 51 min. Pace 21 minpermile/2.9 mph. Our long day. Update. Rodney one warm up lap in hand, not counted here.

Sunday, September 6. Today 2.37 miles. Total 59.0 miles. Time 56 min. Pace 23 minpermile/2.6 mph. Easy day to get everyone moving. Update. Rodney one warm up lap in hand, not counted here.

Monday,September 7. Today 2.7 miles. Total 61.7 miles. Time 1 hour. Pace 20 minpermile/3 mph. Taking advantage of the holiday weekend with three days in a row, hence the easy day in the middle. Update. Rodney one warm up lap in hand, not counted here.

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Stay safe. Stay sane.
Katherine Walcott

Categories: Horses

10 replies »

  1. I should have put a time limit on comments. I’ll keep it open for a week & announce winner on the next VTevis post, Tues 9/15/20.

    As the only legitimate entry, it’s looking good for April. Need to read the rules, folks! (I jest. I have contacted the other two above & they did not intend to enter.)

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