Quick question for you Lou, are you needing to build fitness in that 8 week period or maintain fitness?
January 19, 2021 at 9:04 am #49505Lou-HParticipant
I’m starting 3 climbs in the next 7 days.
All 19000 to 20000 peaks in Ecuador.
I did a 20 week program followed by a 2 week taper before my acclimatization hikes here in Ecuador.
What should I do in the 8 weeks after I return and before a EBC trek and Island Peak climb in Nepal?
Should I just maintain or try to construct a mini 8 week program.
I’m a reasonably fit 68 yo 165# 5’9″male with 2+ years focused just on rock and alpine climbing but still looking to improve. Mostly biking in the Blue Ridge for 3 years before that. Thankypu.
I am back ….after horrendous weather on all 3 climbs. Our 6 member team had only 3 summits out of 18 possible. Cold, wind and snow but what a great adventure.
I had a long taper before hand (a little bit of a cold) and I’ve not exercised in 5 days now.
I had a slight decline in ‘mojo’ over the three climbs but nothing too noteworthy. I did need focused recovery on the day after each climb. I will now focus on maintaining/building aerobic capacity and some ME. I will say my calves are gorgeous now.
All comments/suggestions are appreciated.
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