Nabbin’ Madden Bike/Run Duathlon Workout – Level One Variation (Level Two, C(om)ing Soon!) Start Location: halfway between Durango and Mancos, Colorado Equipment: although i used a Cross Bike for this particular day, a MTB would probably serve you better. Running shoes. Hydration Pack with Tailwind. Ilg’s Roundtrip Time: just under 3 hours. […]
super stoked to be the featured guest on Mike Brook’s “ClimbTalk” Show tonight! 9:45pm at KVCU 1190 AM Boulder/Denver…or visithttp://www.radio1190.org/ and press the live stream button Feeble ilg when i was not so feeble…mid-eighties, Boulder, CO…i could get on podiums of bodybuilding, ultra-marathons, and free solo some of the most difficult climbs in the […]
Michael has been a most stalwart Warrior
in my Winter Sports Training Camp which includes my weekly
HP Yoga®, had never snowshoed before today…
and had knee surgery one year ago..
well, he’s hooked…
how about you?
ilg calls this posture; Apresthresholdhellasana. ilg reckons this is what the common man is afraid of…spewing Sacred Spit after 51 minutes of Threshold uphill running through snow…yes, feeble ilg missed breaking the 50-minute barrier up the 2,029′ walls of snow by 1 stinkin’ minute. aaaaargh!!! That’s okay…in failure, we learn more than through success. Next week? If it still hasn’t snowed? I already have a different route selection that just may save me those few seconds to break 50-minutes. Such goes the Warrior Mind.
feeling the pre-event Chi in a big way. i’ve worked on my ‘Pranayama Pump’ each day and had some great sitting meditations trying to tame the intense emotions.
i was approached by a lone Kyrgyz cowboy after saying our Prayer. he sat beside me, took my journal, and wrote a full entry in Kyrgyz before galloping away with a wink and a wave. a Bodhisattva.
An honest realization must precede the evident answer to ‘preventing disasters’ on Chomolungma (aka; Mt. Everest). No one that uses supplemental oxygen on a peak actually climbs that peak. Using oxygen falsely ‘lowers’ the elevation and subjective dangers of the natural peak to the fitness capacity of the perpetrator…errr, ‘climber.’
I couldn’t stay away from the San Juan’s and had to come back this past weekend. This time we stayed in Lake City and climbed Uncompahgre….
On an early winter ascent in 1981, Steve Ilg, a sponsored rock and ice climber, made a move on the east face of Longs Peak that unearthed a stone slab the size of an office desk. He and the chunk, already loose due to continuous freeze-thaw action on the Diamond, plummeted 60 feet to the earth where they landed… with a splash. The water bottles attached to Ilg’s pack cushioned his fall. “My climbing partner said that when I hit,