The mountains are calling… and now you can train before you go!
This plan assumes an athlete that has advanced experience in trail running. This plan will prepare an athlete’s fitness to climb a non-technical mountain with approximately 5,000-7,000ft of gain across 14-20 miles. Time/pace performance is not a focus of this plan. Existing fitness level should be recent experience in the half marathon, or, preferably, marathon distance. This plan will start with weekly milage of 19 miles per week across five days of training, with a 5 mile first long run. Each day will have a run and a hike option. You may exceed the targeted ft gain by 10-15% if your chosen daily training route necessitates it. The plan will top out with 29 miles per week and five days per week of training, with a 10 mile day, and 2 days of core bodyweight exercises. This plan assumes access to trails that offer rolling or hilly terrain, or a treadmill with high incline.