Tempo Run – 6 km
We gave Gamble the day off yesterday, but today we were right back at building his cardio in preparation for Cross Country. My original goal was to go out at a trot for 1 kilometre, then pick up a fast canter (2:15/km) for another kilometre, and then do kilometres of gallop at 2 minutes per kilometre (500 m. per minute) or better. Here are our kilometre splits:
2:22 (fast canter)
2:12 (had to stop GPS while we crossed the bridge at a walk)
1:52 (gallop – faster than Prelim)
1:50 (gallop – almost Intermediate)
We then walked around for a good 20 minutes to let him cool down.
We were working along the side of the roads on the shoulder, so Gamble had to be very careful where he stepped. A bit to the left and he’d be on the asphalt (slippery in shoes) and a bit to the right and we’d be in the ditch. But he was good and careful.
I was particularly pleased with how well he opened up on that last gallop. Without really pushing him, we were able to get to almost-Intermediate speed after already galloping 5 kilometres.
We’re not there yet, but with less than a month to go until the first Event, we’re getting close.
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