Went out in the cold today for our league match. At least the sun was shining, which boosts your spirits a bit.
This week, they added a lot of ring crew to keep things moving faster. This added to Oreo's stress level, but is good practice.
Our first run I did without treats, and our games run with treats. I only had our non treat run videoed.
Oreo did OK. He dropped a bar. I think he was lacking momentum, because we were moving toward the people. Then, we passed the judge on the way in the tunnel, he noticed the bar setter on the way out, got nervous, and went around a jump. I didn't correct him, and just sent him on to the next obstacle.
Overall, I was happy with the run. Watching the video, we look slow, but I am finding it hard to run on this interlocking rubber matting. I know if I had picked up my own pace, Oreo would have picked up speed too. This run was no where close to the speed we were running in class on Wednesday. Oh, maybe that's because I wasn't running today!
I guess I do better on natural surfaces. The rubber seems too grippy to me. My feet always seem stuck.
Here's our run:
However, even though I wasn't happy with our speed, my goal for our league matches is exposure to stressors. Oreo certainly had that today. I was glad I opted to treat in our second run. I also remembered to meet/greet him at the end of each tunnel. So, I think it was a good morning of training.