Author: isazi

Computer scientist and outdoor enthusiast.
A year of training

A year of training

After reading “Training for the New Alpinism” by Steve House and Scott Johnston in 2016, I decided that 2017 would be my first year of proper training. No more running and climbing randomly, but trying to peak at the right moment, and plan all training in advance.
If you are curious about how it went, the following figure contains all the training hours of 2017, per week, and categorized in 5 different areas: running, strength training, climbing, walking, and cycling.

Training hours in 2017.
Training hours in 2017.

I was strict in training, but not excessively. I rarely skipped a session, but sometimes I rearranged things to better fit in my overall life. I tried to progress in a four weeks fashion, with three weeks of increasing effort followed by one week of reduced effort, but I could not always manage to do that.
From this figure I also excluded all non training activities, so climbing and hiking trips are not included, as well as running races and organized events.

Now, time to start planning for 2018, both training and activities.