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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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.
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.george.peridas on March 18, 2018 at 5:39 pm · in reply to: Confused about Muscular Endurance budget #8727
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.
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?george.peridas on March 10, 2018 at 10:52 pm · in reply to: Getting sick during recovery weeks #8630
Thank you all for your replies and insight.
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!
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.george.peridas on January 4, 2018 at 1:40 pm · in reply to: Volume and periodization for training plans of different length #7453
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?