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Race Report: Day 2 of 3; first podium of 2011

i can do it, i can do it…i kept telling myself…up and over a short roller, we went..we passed a lap racer…Tim was in the finishing straight, the people were cheering, nordic bells were ringing…this is why we race…i stabbed my ski poles in a vicious manner, pumping out my V2 cadence with as much Warrior verve as i could muster.

i finished 2 seconds behind him, 7th Overall…3rd in my Age Group.

tomorrow would be another day; MY DAY TO DEFEND MY KING OF THE MOUNTAIN TITLE! could i do it…especially after wasting myself on this brutally beautiful 15k? hmmm….

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snowshoe twilight

coach announces his hosting of Durango’s first ever Sport Snowshoeing Race; “The Winter Warrior 10k” plus reveals an incredible self-healing gem for our inspiration, and gives you the link to his latest beautiful column; “RUNNING ON WATER”

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josh snowshoe pose

Deeply and highly talented ashtangi yogi Josh Schrei at timberline, in the Sangré de Christos. Josh is one of the rare yogis that realized there is more to Wholeness than mastering yoga-asana flows. Many yogis, i’ve found, can’t see the notion of Wholeness through their infatuation with the thicket of asanas. I’ve found ‘studio yogis’ to be just as resistant to the gym and cardio as are gym and cardio athletes resistant to yoga! Josh is only a few months into his WF Online Studies and has finished 1st place (AG) in his first snowshoe race, has returned into the Iron Temple, and will race a 50k Mountain Trail Race in May. Below are some of his beautiful inSights about his return to Strength and Cardio Training…i PROMISE, you will not hear such deep insights from the conventionally-trained! Enjoy and May Yogi Josh’s practice insights illumine (y)our own training toward Wholeness!

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(all access)  a WF Classic today = Nordic Intervals into Alpine Speed + WF CHALLENGE TEST!

can i just say that skate skiing for 2 hours into alpine skiing for another 2 is like the most delicious form of high mountain suffering a true yogi can ever pray to experience?

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embracing winter: 2 hour uphill skate ski…

your right-knee in a compression braced coach, topping out at over 12,000′ today on the Tour de Ski Race Course during a training workout with Noble WF Student Andrew Ferguson. this is my idea of physical therapy for my sprained knee! The best way out? Is all-Ways UP!

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A Snowshoe Workout and History Visit Through The Birthplace of WF

It’s All-Ways a distinct pleasure as well as deep honor to teach you, to show you more about the birthplace of Wholistic Fitness™…so please, come along with me during a snowshoe workout a couple of days ago right up the natural umbilical cord of Wholistic Fitness™; Junction Creek Canyon just outside of Durango, Colorado. This trail, now known internationally as the southern trailhead of the Colorado Trail, was my childhood backyard, as my family’s country home in which i grew up was located a stone’s throw from the (then, virtually unknown) trailhead. C’mon…i TAF you’ll really enjoy and be inspired by these “first snow” pics…

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troph

honestly however, me toeing the Start Line tomorrow? has helped in unspeakably potent ways to heal my knee. see; let me tell you a Secret of Mountaineering, Sport Performance, Overcoming Weakness/Imbalance, Conquering Dis-ease and Injury, and last however, not least, Chi-ld Rearing: ALWAYS MOVE IN THE DIRECTION YOU WANT TO GO.

if you had seen my right knee one and a half weeks ago, here is what you…well, actually perhaps not YOU being a WF devotee…however, here is what many would have (and many did) say:

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(all access)  My Mordarbacken Training Video

Namaste Noble Mountain Yogis! enjoy and may all your Sweat be Sacred… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAtAyoZl4Is head bowed, coach ilg

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