I have read both books and a lot of what is available on this awesome website (+ forums!). I have probably come across this here before (and forgot the answer), but can someone explain the crossover between flat running and uphill running/skiing/walking?
For instance, I want to build/increase my aerobic base for spring/summer volcano skiing, longer trail runs, and alpine rock approaches, all of which involve a lot of vertical. However, the most accessible training for me is generally flat road running. Can I train for my events by doing a lot of flat running and uphill-focused strength training (TfTNA gen. strength, max strength/hill sprints), or do I need to eschew flat running for steeper running/(walking to keep it under AeT) in addition to the strength training?
My understanding is that uphill travel requires stronger muscles in order to stay aerobic- but can that come from not doing aerobic travel uphill and instead flat aerobic + strength?
I hope that makes sense, and I understand correctly. Happy to shore up my knowledge and correct any misunderstandings!