Author: Uphill Athlete

In this episode Steve House is joined by Hillary Allen. Hillary endured a tragic accident while competing in Sky Running (an ultra distance technical ridge running race). She and Steve recap her experiences of this accident, the grief and unexpected loss of sense of self that  arose, and Hillary’s path to recovery. Hillary documents this process in her book: Out and Back: A Runner’s Story of Survival Against All Odds. Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google More Episodes and Posts View All Aerobic Training Capacity Training vs Utilization Training…

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Scott Johnston is once again joined by Phil Maffetone as they discuss over training — particularly the common misconceptions, and social factors that perpetuate this unfortunate phenomenon. Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : More Episodes and Posts View All Aerobic Training Capacity Training vs Utilization Training Aerobic Training Intensity Monitoring during Training Aerobic Training Determining Aerobic Threshold Using Breath Monitoring Aerobic Training Breath Intensity Monitoring Physiology Athlete Stories Giselle Cesin Becomes First Venezuelan Woman to Summit Denali Athlete Stories Stuss Leeds Summits Makalu (8,485 Meters) Videos How to Do…

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In this episode, Steve House is joined by his longtime friend and climbing parter Barry Blanchard. As they exchange stories about coping with the aftermath of tragedies amongst the peaks they reflect on the ways specific events have shaped their experiences moving forward, and how they, and others they know, have worked through these events as individuals. For more information on Mountain MuskOx, please visit https://www.mountainmuskox.com/ Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : “Sharing the valleys and the storms together is as important if not of greater importance then sharing the summits…

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Steve House and Sky Yardeni, therapeutic director of the Climbing Grief Fund, explore the process of living with grief,  integrating the new reality of life that comes after the loss of a friend, partner, or loved one.  In conclusions they summarize their discussions around loss, trauma, and grief within the mountain community.  Thank you for being a part of this important conversation. Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : Connect with the Climbing Grief FundWebsite I Instagram I Facebook  More Episodes and Posts View All Aerobic Training Capacity Training vs Utilization Training Aerobic Training…

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Steve House and Sky Yardeni, the therapeutic director of the Climbing Grief Fund continue their discussion about integrating stress, and most often how that relates to risk-taking and grief. Specifically how grief is not necessarily linked to loss and death, but may come from other forms of loss. This conversation traces an arc which moves towards creating and manifesting an attitude of wholeness, as individuals and as a community. Integrating the good and the bad. Lastly we discuss the stress continuum, PTSD and it’s context, and the spiral of guilt that is so common in accident survivors and responders.Links we…

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Mental health challenges, particularly the areas around trauma, loss, grief, and depression are a part of life for many mountain athletes.Steve House begins this much-needed discussion with Sky Yardeni, the therapeutic director of the Climbing Grief Fund. The two share their personal experiences and Sky shares insights from his extensive professional background in working as a psycho-therapist as well as his time in, and after,  combat as Special Forces solider.This is the first of a multi-part series addressing our shared mental health challenges head-on as we explore strategies to help us navigate this landscape as individuals and as a community.…

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In this episode Scott Johnston is joined by Mark Sears and his coach David Thompson. The Trio discuss Mark’s training during and through lock down and how Mark and Dave navigate the challenges of integrating base training and specific skill and technique work for running and climbing through the seasons. Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : More Episodes and Posts View All Aerobic Training Capacity Training vs Utilization Training Aerobic Training Intensity Monitoring during Training Aerobic Training Determining Aerobic Threshold Using Breath Monitoring Aerobic Training Breath Intensity Monitoring Physiology…

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Scott Johnston is joined by Doctor Jesse Charles, M.D. Jesse is a rural medical doctor and longtime adherent to the Uphill Athlete training methods. As a general practitioner in a rural setting, Jesse sees a wide variety of patients, from those at peak health, to the infirm. In this episode, Scott and Jesse discuss changes that take place as the result of regular exercise; exercise as a ‘phase change’ in the functioning of the body; how exercise facilitates learning; responses of the heart to exercise; nervous system changes and loss of motor units through time; the importance of balance practices…

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One of the first things you need to do to begin training is determine your training zones. This handy calculator is the perfect place to start. But first, a very special thanks to Uphill Athlete, Simon, for creating this very cool heart rate calculator tool. Uphill Athlete Training Zones Max Heart Rate (enter 0 if you don’t know) Anaerobic Threshold (AnT) Aerobic Threshold (AeT) Calculate training zones Top Relevant Links Our Mountaineering Training Page Aerobic Deficiency Syndrome (ADS) Aerobic Self-Assessment for Mountain Athletes The Heart Rate Drift Test: A Functional Measure of Fitness When and How to Add High-Intensity Training:…

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Backcountry skiing is experiencing a huge surge in popularity. Scott Johnston discusses the implications, and the issues, with Larry Goldie, an AMGA-IFMGA-Certified Mountain Guide based in the North Cascade Mountains. Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : More Episodes and Posts View All Aerobic Training Capacity Training vs Utilization Training Aerobic Training Intensity Monitoring during Training Aerobic Training Determining Aerobic Threshold Using Breath Monitoring Aerobic Training Breath Intensity Monitoring Physiology Athlete Stories Giselle Cesin Becomes First Venezuelan Woman to Summit Denali Athlete Stories Stuss Leeds Summits Makalu (8,485 Meters) Videos…

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