I am interested in hearing from the community on how I might modify a training plan I currently use be in shape for long days with a lot of elevation gain. I’m currently scheduled to head for Liberty Ridge on Rainier in June of this year and the plan will be to do a single day car to car push. The route is roughly 12 miles RT and 10,000 feet of elevation gain.
My current training includes manitou incline 2x per week (2,000 ft gain in 1 mile), a short hike on an 800ft gain mountain 1x per week and a 13,000ft or 14,000ft mountain with roughly 3,000 ft gain one weekend day. All other days are spent with my new daughter! Should I incorporate more than what I’ve listed?
I have used this training schedule for other mountains in the past with good results but wanted to hear from others on how to improve.
As far as one day pushes, I am no stranger to them – Eiger Mittelegi Integrale, Matterhorn Hornli from Zermatt, Rainier DC route, Meeker to Longs to Lady Washington, Evolution Traverse, 50 mile trail running races to name a few fun ones.
I look forward to hearing how I can improve.
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