Type: Trainer Ride
Time: 45:00
Strategy: Intervals
Average Watts: 167
Average Heart Rate: 151 bpm

So the highlight of the day was not the trainer ride. I know you may find that difficult to believe, but it is true. Actually, the highlight of the day came when I went pheasant hunting with my friends Scott Davis and John Neff. The weather was cool and there was a light wind, which meant the dogs were going to kick some butt today.

We went out to Wasatch Wing & Clay, one of my favorite places to hunt pheasant. We had Marion Bingham put us down in the Homestead, which is a deep creek bed that has thick Willow and Russian Olive cover. We brought Scott’s dog Zip, who is a Brittney and John’s dog Lady, who is a black lab. Zip is trained as a pointer and Lady as a flusher.

We had Marion plant 10 pheasant roosters and 10 huns. We found and got all of the roosters and 5 of the 10 huns. The dogs really did well and all three of us had a blast. I used my Beretta Silver Pigeon 20 gauge that I just never felt like would punch the birds down. I hit most everything I shot at, but it seemed that the 20 guage was just not enough for the fat pheasants. So, looks like I will be using the 12 gauge for the rest of the season.

Here are some sweet shots of Zip on point.

I really like this shot. Here he was rock solid on point and held really well until after the shot.

Just another angle for an amazing dog. Scott is going to have me start hunting with him to try and break him into hunting with someone else.

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I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...