Interval Training for High Altitude

You may already be aware that the highest priority training for multi-day trips is building your pack-carrying endurance, including Back-to-Backs. But if you plan to head above 8,500 feet of elevation, you will also want to include interval training to prepare mentally and physically for what feels like “thinner air” at a higher altitude. Interval […]

Over 50 Cardiovascular Training

Do any of the following statements sound familiar? “I can go forever, but I also take forever.” “I can’t keep up with the 20-somethings anymore.” “It always seems to take forever to recover.” “Training at 70% of my theoretical max heart rate feels like I’m barely moving. Am I doing harm exercising higher than that?” […]

Increase Hiking Speed

Hiking Speed

Whether you are a dedicated backpacker, an aspiring trekker, or a weekend day hiker, you probably have noticed a difference in people’s travel speed over varying terrain. One of the most frequently asked questions we get is: How do I get faster? Set Appropriate Goals WHY do you want to increase your speed? See if […]