Looks like I forgot to add steepness for option 1 small hilly location it is 14% so not much different then the treadmill option
In the coming day I will be doing Steep Uphill workout as part of the 24 week Mountaineering plan. As I will be doing a lot of them including the Z3 version, I am looking the best possible training option and here are my alternatives.
1) 40 minute drive away small hilly location:
The distance covered is 2 km with an elevation gain of 287 meters. I normally do this in 30 minutes while staying under AeT. It takes me roughly 20 minutes coming back to the starting point with a nice easy downhill walk/run.
So with the first workout being 1 hr 20 minutes, I would need approximately 2hrs 10 minutes to finish the work out, and of course I would need another 40 minutes to drive back home.
2) Stair Master option:
As there aren’t any high rises with stairs to use, Stair Master is the other option. I would need 15 minutes to bike to the gym and then basically do the workout
3)Treadmill with 15% grade:
Again the gym is 15 minutes bike ride and then workout
As you can see with the increase in workout time in the future, option 1 becomes slightly time consuming.
Which option would you choose if you were in similar situation ?
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