K2 Strength Training - Day 1

Strength training is an integral part of every training plan because it forms the basis for endurance.  Now that I have spent 6 weeks building an aerobic base, I'm ready to add strength.  This combination will prepare me for big days on K2.  The first day of strength training included:  pull-ups, push-ups, box steps, side planks, kayakers and sad puppy eyes from Chevy because we weren't playing in the mountains. 

The importance of recovery

I am grateful to work with the talented coaches at #uphillathlete. In addition to pushing me, they often ensure that I give myself the time to recovery properly.  Check out the article below for their advice ... my 2017 resolution?  More naps!


Tips to Aid Recovery

Giving recovery it's fair due in endurance training. As endurance athletes we labor under a nearly constant burden of fatigue, because training for endurance requires that you exceed your current work capacity in your workouts. The muscle damage and depleted energy stores that accompany fatigue are also the two most powerful training stimuli, and are most endurance athlete's constant companions.