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Racing dogs leap into winter training on the Beach Lake Trails

  • Author: Bob Hallinen
  • Updated: December 28, 2017
  • Published December 28, 2017
Kathy Faryniarz guides the sprint dog team driven by Beverly Stevens to the dog truck after a training run at the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Faryniarz and Stevens have combined their dogs into one team. Faryniarz plans on running the team this weekend in the Montana Creek sprint dog races. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Dog handler Megan Perry turns the team around as Matt Paveglio was taking Jim Lanier’s sled dog team on short training runs at the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak, Alaska, on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Paveglio was combing sled dog training and taking co-workers from Alaska Regional Hospital for rides. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Matt Paveglio takes Jim Lanier’s sled dog team out for a training run at the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak, Alaska, on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Paveglio is training Lanier’s dogs for the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Lanier did not race in 2017 because of a knee injury. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Matt Paveglio takes Jim Lanier’s sled dog team out for a training run at the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Sam Owens brings Mars back to the dog truck while Matt Paveglio and Megan Perry take Jim Lanier’s sled dog team out for a training run at the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. The puppy Mars was running slower than the rest of the team. Along for the ride in the sled basket were Sam Owens and Marshal Camp. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Matt Paveglio takes Jim Lanier’s sled dog team out for a training run at the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Beverly Stevens removes harnesses from the sprint dog team after a training run at the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.(Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Sam Owens Garrett Camp and Matt Paveglio check out Mars while Matt Paveglio and Megan Perry were taking out Jim Lanier’s sled dog team for a training run at the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. The puppy Mars was running slower then the rest of the team so he was put back onto the dog truck. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Jim Lanier’s sled dogs wait to return to the trail as Matt Paveglio and Megan Perry were doing short runs at the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Matt Paveglio comes back in after taking Jim Lanier’s sled dog team out for a training run at the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Paveglio is training Jim Lanier’s dogs for the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Lanier did not race in 2017 because of a knee injury. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Beverly Stevens comes in from a training run at the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Kathy Faryniarz and Stevens combined their dogs into one team. Faryniarz plans on running the team this weekend in the Montana Creek sprint dog races. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Matt Paveglio takes Jim Lanier’s sled dog team out for a training run at the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

Sprint sled dogs and Iditarod dogs shared the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Handlers for Jim Lanier were doing short runs with his Iditarod team, and Kathy Faryniarz and Beverly Stevens were preparing their combined sprint team for the racing season.