Adding Extra Z1/Z2 work

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  • #39511
    kylebrundage
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    Hi,

    I am running the 24-Week Expedition plan for Rainier/Baker in August and extending to Aconcagua in Dec 2020. I am in the beginning month.

    My question is, what would the best way to add in extra aerobic work to the program? Right now I do 90 minutes fasted 5x/week, with the longer day on the 6th, and 1 rest day. The 2x strength days I go to the gym again in the afternoon. I am recovering well, but I’d like to go from the current 10hrs/weekly closer to 12hrs/weekly (not including Strength) and seems like what is included in the plan is the bare minimum. I am already doing quite a bit more than the program calls for, though I do NOT plan on tacking additional strength or ME workouts once I get through the plan, just aerobic or Z1/Z2 workouts.I saw great results last year just doing strictly the 12-Week Time Crunch, but want to expedite fixing ADS. I understand endurance is an adaptation that takes a long time, but it seems like more weekly aerobic volume can get me there faster.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

  • Keymaster
    Scott Semple on #39519

    I am recovering well…

    Then feel free to add additional (or extend existing) Z1/2 sessions.

    I understand endurance is an adaptation that takes a long time, but it seems like more weekly aerobic volume can get me there faster.

    Correct.

    Participant
    kylebrundage on #39522

    Simple enough, thank you. Guess I had nothing to worry about.

    Keymaster
    Scott Semple on #39527

    WRT Z1/2, the more, the better. So as long as you’re recovering and ready for strength and higher intensity sessions, add as much as your life constraints will allow.

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