I´m living in the Alps and my training is basically just doing what I want to do and for which sports the conditions are good. So at the moment I do not follow a trainin plan because I did not really have a goal. The past two year I was following a plan with the goal of running an ultra-marathon (100km, 5500mtrs elevation gain) – so I assume my endurance level is ok.
Now I´m climbing approximately 2-3 times a week, go running once a week and I go ski touring and north faces on the weekends. A ski tour with 1500-2000mtrs of uphill is normal and so I collect between 2000 and 6000mtrs of uphill a week- depending on the conditions. I do not do any strength training!
Now I decided to go to Bolivia in August and I wanted to climb some 6000mtr peaks. Since I like the technical aspect of alpinism not just on normal routes but also on steep faces and more technical ascents – so maybe AD (assez difficile) or D difficile). Further I want to push my climbing onsight level from 5.10c to 5.11a till August.
What is the best way to plan my training in the next weeks? Can I e.g. directly start with the Base Period Weeks 9-16 (as in Training for the new Alpinism) since I´m doing a lot of sports anyway or is it smarter to make a short transition period and also a shortened base period? Should I also include muscular endurance? I know it´s a really important part but for ascents I often have a heavy backpack or I carry skis, skiing boots, sleeping bag, etc. so I´m wondering if this can replace specific training?
Thanks a lot for answering and also to the authors for writing the book,