The mountains are calling… and now you can train before you go!
This plan assumes an athlete that has intermediate experience with running but novice experience in trail running, or intermediate hiking experience. This plan will prepare an athlete’s fitness to climb a non-technical mountain with approximately 4,000-5,000ft of gain across 6-10 miles. Time/pace performance is not a focus of this plan. Existing fitness level should be recent experience in the 10k to half marathon distance or a hike of about 10 miles in a day. This plan will start with weekly milage of 14 miles per week across four days of training per week, 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 30 miles per week and five days per week of training, with a 10 mile long run, 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.