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Steve Ansell
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Loss and Hope
I just finished re-reading my thoughts after my first finish at the Iditarod Trail Invitational  in 2013. While the theme of "enough" was partly metaphorical, it would not be difficult to conclude that perhaps I should have taken it more literally. The next...

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Seeking Simplicity
I'm an engineer. I like to measure, track, record and analyze. I almost always wear a watch when I run. Usually I have a GPS as well which tells me not just time, but pace, distance, altitude climbed and descended. All of this data goes into my running log ...

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Schemes Unlaid
Part of the attraction to long endurance events is that so many things can (and oft' do) go awry. The ability to adapt to the unplanned is a big part of the challenge. However, finishing is never a certainty and that too is part of the lure. This I have tol...

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Pre-pics
On a less solemn pre-race note, I thought I'd post some pictures from our training and acclimation runs during our visit to Colorado. It all started rather awfully with Harry, Martina and I arriving from sea level on Saturday, July 2nd to stay at Beat and J...

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Fading passions
In the days before, my thoughts sometimes turn inwards... I'm sure it may seem a bit odd that I'd be sitting here a couple days before the start of the Hardrock 100   writing about something that may sound the exact opposite of pre-race excitement. It isn't...

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