If you’re working through ADS, then I would keep it simple and keep on keeping on right up to and through the objective. I don’t think any higher intensity specific training would be of much benefit yet.
I hope that helps.
Background: I’m active but untrained and have ADS. I’m overall a mountaineer type (my “objective” is Rainier DC route Summer 2019).
Problem: I’m in week 3 of my very first Transition Period into real training (using the TftNA Book & Log). I live in Pennsylvania so any time I have the chance to play in the mountains I take it; the first week of May 2018 I’m going to Colorado (specifically RMNP, going to climb Blitzen Ridge amongst some other things). This was planned before I started TftNA so I’m not sure how to incorporate this trip. For those that know the route better than me, please correct me, but from what I know it’s roughly 12 miles, mostly hiking/scrambling, little bit 5.4, 5000′ gain.
It’s the type of route I cannot accomplish in a single day, free solo, in early May, in my current state. However I’ve planned for/reserved camp which can effectively make it a 3 day trip (approach, climb, hike out) if I’m slow/weak/for safety. A few other days during the week I’ll be doing couloir/snow climbs that are much shorter/easy/low intensity.
Question: I happen to end transition week 8 a full week before this “objective” but there really isn’t any “specific training” I need to do, the crux will be my ADS. What should I do in this specific week? My goal isn’t to send the whole thing in a day because I know I can’t do it (yet), should I mimic the biggest single day? Should I taper from my last transition? Is it so early and my volume thus far so low (3 aerobic hours/week right now) that it doesn’t matter and just keep the same?
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