Good morning Aaron – We talked a bit about this here: https://uphillathlete.com/forums/topic/long-hikes-early-in-the-training-cycle/ and you may find some of the info helpful. Cheers, Bill
I’m wondering how I should go about accounting for long duration efforts on top of the training program. For instance, this upcoming weekend I’m planning to do a couple days of backpacking for fun, ~35mi and ~13k vert. It will happen to coincide with a couple days I am to do longer Z2 sessions, but I’ll anticipate these days being 6-8 hours of hiking, so obviously the impact is going to be much higher.
Should I wear an hr strap and track the exercise and put it into TrainingPeaks? Or just anticipate needing more recovery somehow? I realize this is coinciding with going into a recovery week, so I probably don’t need to worry about it, but what if I wanted to do this sort of thing in the middle of a build week?
Bigger picture for me, I’m training for long-duration hikes, 150-200 miles with lots of vertical, so I’m trying to develop more understanding and skill at training more resilience to that sort of sustained, multi-day effort.
Thanks for your thoughts.
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