M Train Yourself to Hike a 30-Mile Day
by C. W. Schurman
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You have been invited on a summer backpacking trip that will cover 30 miles in one day, including 2,000 feet of elevation gain and loss, and your anticipated pack weight will be 15-20 pounds. You have 15 weeks to prepare. What is the best way to get your body and mind ready for such an outing?
- Before You Start
- Training Exercises & Stretches
- Cardiovascular Training
- Strength Training Guidelines
- Strength Exercises
- Flexibility and Balance Guidelines
- Putting Together Your Program
- Month 1: Enhance Hiking Foundation (4-5x/wk)
- Month 2: Build Muscular Endurance (4-6x/wk)
- Month 3: Increase Stamina and Toughness (5-6x/wk)
- Taper off 1-2 Weeks (3-4x/wk)
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