Titles Achieved to date...

Monumental A to Z High On Liberty
NW1, NW2, L1I, L1E, L1C, RATI, RATN, RATO, RATS, L1V, L2C, L2I, L2E, RATM,
R-FE/N, PKD-TL, PKD-N, ADPL1, ADPL2, TD, UWP, ADPL3, NTD, TKN, L2V and ADPL4...
26 and counting...


Monday, May 2, 2016

Tracking Genius (27)

Nadine got selected for jury duty on a murder trial, so she wasn't able to join us for tracking.  We only had 2 weeks until the next seminar with Sil, so I want to get in as many remedial tracks as possible.  So I laid the tracks myself.  

I was concerned about knowing too readily where the track was when she made the turns, but I didn't need to worry.  I seriously underestimated how much the grass had grown and used short flags for the second and third legs on both tracks.  Thus I couldn't see them until I was right on top of them.

Gimme did a really amazing job at staying on her track.  I don't think she was ever more than 4 feet from the track and was mostly right on it.  This is huge improvement for her.  There was only one place where she had difficulty - after the second flag on the first leg of track 1.  There are some mowed paths in these fields and we crossed two of them (about 5 feet across) on the first leg.  The first one she had to really look for it before deciding the track was still there.  The second time she figured it out much faster.  So it was neat to have this challenge repeat itself so quickly - I think getting to do it again so soon cements the lesson learned much better.

She did miss the second article on the 2nd and 3rd leg of the first track.  I had to bring her back and show her the article the first time.  The second time she got about 10 feet past it and then came back to it on her own.  I think this means she wasn't expecting another article quite so soon after the first one on the leg AND was getting up a head of steam to go-go-go and just overran it.  It was definitely an overrun the second time.  She hit all the articles on the second track.

The other thing she did was to track the loop between the first and second tracks.  I couldn't get her head up to stop tracking.  So Gimme treated these two tracks as one track, with 7 legs and 10 articles.

Afterward she was annoyed at me, wanting to know where her second track was.  This was the second week in a row (according to Gimme) where she only got one track.  She was not pleased and let me know all about it.  Ya gotta love that enthusiasm...

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