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    george.peridas on · in reply to: TSS for alpine days #25379

    Scott, thank you. Very useful. A little more work, but not complicated. Makes sense. I am guessing 1/3-1/2 of the “climb” is a good rule of thumb for how much time is actually spent climbing and not belaying, eating, drinking etc.

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    george.peridas on · in reply to: Hydration strategies #10120

    That’s funny, Adam – the most parched I’ve been was also on the East Buttress of El Cap… Direct exposure, heats up, reflects. I think I would take that though over having to turn around half way on the RNWF of Half Dome where we carried so much water (3.5l each) that we were way too slow to get it done in a day.

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    george.peridas on · in reply to: Hydration strategies #10114

    Thank you very much, Scott and Steve. Very useful points. Carry less when working the upper body, more when it’s a leg-heavy day. I had never considered that increased fitness would decrease hydration needs. Makes sense: everything is performed at a lesser output level.

    Thanks again.

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    george.peridas on · in reply to: Confused about Muscular Endurance budget #8741

    Scott,

    Very clear and helpful. Thanks for taking the time to answer. We are lucky and grateful to have your advice.

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    george.peridas on · in reply to: Confused about Muscular Endurance budget #8727

    Scott,

    I’m following my own program using TFTNA recommendations – not one of your programs online. Might have to shorten the base period and/or specific period by 2-3 weeks or so depending on weather for the objective.

    My Z1-Z3 hours for week 8 were ~5: Three 1.5h hilly runs at Z1 and a 40min hilly run at Z2/3.

    Many thanks.

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    george.peridas on · in reply to: Fat Adaptation Diet ideas #8631

    Thanks for sharing the story, Colin. Hope you’ve broken free of the job…

    What was your training like during the 50-60h work days? Did you basically hit the slopes in Chamonix after an 18mo break, or were you able to maintain some level of activity?

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    george.peridas on · in reply to: Getting sick during recovery weeks #8630

    Thank you all for your replies and insight.


    @lionfish90
    , I ramp up at the recommended rates, i.e. 5-15%. Nothing crazy. @JeremyG, I am very conscious of keeping the intensity down, so no, I am not out there spending endless Z3 hours.

    I can’t say this has become a pattern yet, but there is a possible culprit: insufficient sleep. I have a a full-time desk job and we have two young boys. So my rest isn’t what I’d like it to be. If this keeps happening, something’s going to have to give.

    Thanks again – stay healthy and safe!

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    george.peridas on · in reply to: Fat Adaptation Diet ideas #8550

    What’s the verdict on whole milk, guys? It’s about 50%-30%-20% in terms of calories from fat-carbs-protein respectively. Seems to be in the right ratio, but are there concerns about its carb content? To me it seems like the right balance.

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    george.peridas on · in reply to: Getting sick during recovery weeks #8549

    Thank you very much, Scott. I will watch out for overdoing it.

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    Thanks you so much, Scott. Understood.

    In the event that we don’t have more than the 33 weeks (8 transition, 20 base, 4 specific, 1 taper) weeks before the objective, is it best to shorten the transition period or the base period? Or even the specific period at the end?

    I am guessing that for someone with reasonable level of activity/fitness, going straight to the base with due caution would be OK, whereas for a newbie it would be best to follow the more conservative volume ramp in the transition first for 4-8 weeks and then launch into the more aggressive 3-week build/1-week recovery base pattern?

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