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  • danar@us.ibm.com
    Just a quick note to say hi and to let everyone know I ve just joined the list. After the first time I did Hardrock in 1996, I said never again, this run is
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 18, 2000
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      Just a quick note to say hi and to let everyone know I've just joined the
      list. After the first time I did Hardrock in 1996, I said never again,
      this run is beyond ridiculous, that thought didn't last 100 miles out of
      Silverton. This will be my third time at Hardrock and I'm really looking
      forward to it. I've been running huge miles (over 400/month) since I sent
      my app in the beginning of Sept.

      I have never had one of those races of a lifetime where everything goes
      perfectly, you feel great and seem to have endless energy. I read about
      people who have great runs and they say everything just clicked. For me,
      things usually kind of clunk. I am hoping that just maybe I can have one
      of those races that click at Hardrock this year. Just in case it happens,
      I'm preparing mentally and physically for it to handle it. If it doesn't,
      that's OK, I'm going to have a great time and I'll certainly be in great
      shape to enjoy it.

      The only section of this course which I am concerned with loosing the trail
      is descending through Putnam as Matt has mentioned. In 1996 I didn't have
      to worry, Ulli Kamm caught up to me so I just followed him through the
      basin. In 1997, everyone went through this section fresh and in daylight
      and they where still wandering all over the place looking for the trail.
      This year I guess I'll have to just get there before dark so it will be
      easier to find where I'm going. Besides, the more miles you can have
      behind you before dark on the second night, the better. I am always amazed
      at how slow things go once in the dark on the second night. It's as if you
      are doomed to 30 minute miles, no matter how hard you think you are
      working.

      I look forward to seeing many of you again and for those I haven't met,
      hopefully meeting you for the first time.

      Dana

      Dana Roueche
      Boulder, CO
      mailto:danar@...
      tieline: 419-7020, 6-7020
      Outside line: 303-354-7020
    • Matt Mahoney
      For anyone who hasn t seen the course yet (or even if you have), I took pictures during last year s race and posted them at
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 18, 2000
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        For anyone who hasn't seen the course yet (or even if
        you have), I took pictures during last year's race and
        posted them at
        http://mahoney4.home.netcom.com/hardrock/
        I used up my film on the first day, so they are all
        for the second half of the course in the direction
        we'll be going this year, mostly Virginius and
        Grant-Swamp pass and the rope crossing at Mineral
        creek.


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