Edit: rather than repeat the last 4 weeks of a plan I presume I should repeat the first 4 weeks.
I am looking for some advice on best fit combinations of UA plans , specifically:
-What plan(s) would you recommend for ~16-20 weeks of ski mountaineering prep that would dovetail into the 20 week mountain running Big Vert?
-I have more prep time than the ~8 week ski mountaineering plans. I presume I don’t need the the intensity that would come with the skimo plans.
-I am currently thinking the 16 Week Big Mountain Training Plan would be a good fit modifying slightly part way through the winter to be more ski specific and repeating the last 4 weeks of at the end to get to 20 weeks.
-Or would the 12 week Freeride Training Plan be better?
-Aerobic work would be partly hiking, running, snowshoeing and ski mountaineering depending on the season and conditions.
-Gym work can’t rely on squat racks etc, just basic dumbells up to 35# and ~60# pack with sand.
-Would running these back-to-back be ok if I am not pushing too hard and don’t have any huge overreaching events (I.e. I am not climbing denali, just ski touring in my local mountains with large pack, and the reality is that family and work life conspires against 100% compliance).
General yearly macro cycles:
November to Feb: ~20 weeks build to 5 day skimo and day trips in Feb/March.
-16 week Big Mountain? 12 Week Freeride?
-add or repeat weeks to get to 200 based on TFTUA?
Feb to end June ~20 weeks: build to mountain running and scrambling off trail adventures
-Mike Foote Big Vert
July–> Sept: maintain as long as possible
42 yr old male, Lots of base in my teens and 20’s from years of working/hiking in the bush.
Kids + office job, having to work hard and be efficient to regain and maintain fitness.
Been studying TFTNA and TFTUA since each were released, incrementally working on learning to train and building long term habits and base. This last yr was the first on a structured training plan (Mike Footes Big Vert, did ~50% of the ME and MaxS progressions, lots of room to grow into this plan).
Have ready access to mountains and trails for both summer and winter training (including up to 1000m vert out our back door).
I can be pretty consistent through the winter and spring but come July/Aug family holidays etc conspire against consistency. Can average ~ hrs including peak weeks ~ 10-13 hrs.
My adventure goals are:
– ~5 day self-supported ski mountaineering trip in ~March/April
-a few longer ski mountaineering day trips opportunistically Feb–>May as conditions allow
-Off-trail mountain running and scrambling exploratory adventures June–> Sept
-All of these have to be built around family and conditions, hard to pick a hard date other than the 5 day trip.
My ‘performance’ goals are:
-Fit enough to be healthy and safe, not looking to break any records, Injury prevention!
-Multi-yr base leading into my 50’s and 60’s being my fittest years since my early 20’s
-Try to keep up to the 20 somethings without self-destructing
-I know that my trip goals conspire against a clear peak, but I am happy to take peak performance compromise for overall general capacity spread over longer period
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