Martin is midway through his 34th Iditarod, 32 in a row. For more than half his lifetime, he's been negotiating Alaska's grandeur in March. He is, as always, inspired by his canine athletes and seems to be having a fairly clean, conservative run. The average age of the team is four and eight dogs ran last year as yearlings just on a long campout so easing them into a more competitive schedule is the right thing to do. His race plan is to get to Nome as fast as possible with a happy, healthy dog team, which is basically the same as every year. You can follow along at iditarod.com, ktuu.com and adn.com.