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Day One of Two: 2nd to an Olympian?  ilg will take dat!

i dunno… at this Blessed Point in my current incarnation? finishing Silver Medalist to Travis Brown, Olympic Mountain Biking and Nordic Champion is just a little waaaaay too much for feeble broken back, former paralytic ilg to even connect the Dots…let alone the fact that my new Daddy Duties and lingering 80% head congestion has completely destroyed any type of optimal prep for the brutally delicious 10k nordic slugfest today at the 9,000′ Durango Nordic venue…chalk it up to…

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After 8 years, 8 podiums…ilg leaves the Mt. Taylor Pilgrimage to Padma and bRad…

must say…pensiveness runs rampant like the Tsangpo through my cells tonight…after 8 consecutive years and at least as many as double that over my lifetime, ilg is leaving my Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon Pilgrimage to the capable spirits of Julie “Padma” Mueller (2nd consecutive Mt. Taylor) and Tsidool rookie yet willing Warrior; Brad “bRad” Tafoya…

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The Winter Warrior 10k Snowshoe Race would like to thank;

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The Wisdom of Active Recovery:  Engaged, Focused Fun!

Take a conventionally-trained runner, for instance. As a typical coach, I would monitor his or her ‘hard days’ with either ‘easy’ or ‘off’ days. Trouble with this predictable, boring approach is two-fold; 1) the runner feels guilty when not training hard or worse, if there is a prescribed ‘off day’ which is enough to send the usually compulsive if not obsessive into conniptions and 2) as my friend and fellow Durangatang, Ned Overend (maybe you’ve heard of him!) taught me many years ago,

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…once again,  Warrior Elder ilg produces back to back wins on historic Start Lines…

Durango, Colorado –
Legendary and seemingly ageless outdoor athlete/mountain yogi steve ilg increased his stock as the “world’s fittest human” by winning back to back races in rando (ski mountaineering) and nordic ski racing this weekend…

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(all access) HP Yogi bRad to toe the Start Line of Tsidool!  will finish all three WF Sacred Sweat Pilgrimages if he finishes!

who else is out there closing in on their own WF Sacred Sweat Trifecta?! I know…

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Beyond the clatter of my preciously busy hometown of Durango, up high among vanilla-coated pines and naked aspens there is arising another, albeit softer, clatter. The sound is from ‘sport snowshoes’ dancing across wintery landscapes like the mystical hooves of Santa’s reindeer…

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Over 250 skiers, snowshoers, and winter sports enthusiasts attended the event, according to Race Director, Mary-Anne DeBoer. The event is growing each year under the guidance of DeBoer and the amazing course groomers – led by cycling’s Time Trial Champion Clay Moseley of Los Alamos – which magically transform a powder-snow alpine meadow near the top of Cumbres Pass into a nordic racers paradise for only 3 days. Former KOM Champion, Steve Ilg states, “This weekend is like the aerobic, winter counter-part to a Tibetan Sand Painting…”

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