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brad

“The Practice works, if YOU work the Practice!” – coach steve ilg

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Ananda Triathlon Update:  “Geez, i’m feelin’ pretty tired…”

quite frankly, i was surprised by all the Love Missives sailed this way from y’all when i announced that my Beloved Ananda was going to do a Triathlon in April…her first as a mommy and her first ever triathlon for that matter at age 44…

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wherry

this is more than my boss…
this is my dharma brother, baby!
over the past year of teaching HP Yoga™ at Chris Wherry’s training facility here in Durango, Chris has only missed 2 classes…feeble ilg is HONORED to Serve for Noble National Champion, CW!

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RACE REPORT: ilg Misses The Wax, But Not The Podium in Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF NORDIC CENTER, Arizona –

Sunday, March 6, 2001

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With track conditions in the fast and furious category (truth be told: insanely icy), the 15k Classic skiers launched into a pandemonium of double-poling to start this final FNC race of the 2010/2011 season. The front line included Scott “The Terminator” Oberbreckling – formerly of Boulder, Colorado now living in Flagstaff. Scott has torn the legs off of every racer here this season including Karl Granoth of the US National Military Biathlon Team and current AZ State Champion. Next to Scott was 2x AZ State Champion, Steve Ilg a former Flagstaff resident who has had another stellar winter season now racing from his native Durango, Colorado home….

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This Winter: 10 podiums in 11 races…3 Overall Victories…distances from 42k to 10k…tomorrow is my final ski race; a 15k Classic Race at over 8,000′ at Flagstaff Nordic Center…can my high-end fitness form hold for one more race? photo above; courtesy of Durango Nordic Center.

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hills

Though our skin may be of pink or red or brown hues,

though our age may be young or old,

though our personal hills may be covered by snow,

or pavement,

or dirt,

or maybe our steepest hills are emotional…

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Coke Race #3 050

Riding the glide, baby! if you woulda asked me 20, 30 years ago if i’d be still be winning Overall victories at age 48? I probably woulda replied with youthful chi-fire in my eyes, “Hell Yeah!” and dat’s precisely what is still happening! THANK YOU, Wholistic Fitness™ for imparting such longevity to national class fitness across the physiological spectrum! photo of ilg during last weekend’s 10k Freestyle Pursuit courtesy; Durango Nordic Club. Each time the pain grew more intense, i relaxed into it…

Each time the Voices in my head screamed to ‘back off,’ i saw your face (yes, YOU!) and ventured deeper into the Voices until the Voices lost their voice and i found myself in a Higher Realm…

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(all access)  My Penultimate Nordic Race Weekend…

are you SURE you want your kid to grow up to be a bike racer? and you wonder why i spend half my training year OFF the bike and ON skis?!

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