Hope you guys don't mind if I join in!
For months (surely going on a year or so now
) I've been wanting to get more and more into endurance. I've got several books, have done a lot of reading, and did some vet scribing at a local endurance ride so I could get a feel for the atmosphere.
But I have yet to actually partake in an endurance ride... so if all continues to go well I will be doing my first 25 mile LDR in March!
Me and my girl Dory have just started doing some conditioning rides and she is doing great so far. We ride along the mighty
Rio Grande river... although right now the might Rio Grande is bone dry (as it is most times of the year in this area). Good footing, although there are some rocky/hard areas. My mare gets a bit ouchy in her front feet on rocks, so she also got shoes for the first time today. No more ouchy! So far so good.
I have yet to even remotely tire this girl out.
Today we did a total of almost 10 miles and most of it was trotting- I needed a walk break for a few strides and she wanted to keep going! I swear she can trot all day!
I use Endomondo on my phone and computer to track our rides. So far we have done:
1/12/13: 4.99 miles, 5.6mph
1/14/13: 6.44 miles, 5.2mph
1/17/13: 2.21 miles, 3.9mph then a few minutes later went back at it, 7.49 miles, 6.8mph (total of 9.7 miles for today).