I try to follow the suggestions for training from the book training for new alpinism. I still do the training from the transition period, because my plan always gets disturbed. As I´m living in the middle of Germany I´m going down to the alps quite often. There is also a lot to learn…I started diving into the world of mountaineering/alpine climbing last June. So I try to squeeze in training, all my trips, learning new stuff and daily work. But there is a huge problem: I always get sick after 2-3 weeks of training!
To give you a rough idea about the last months where I started to focus on improving my fitness: I trained half of November and Dezember until christmas (with some sickness in between), then I went down to the alps for 1,5 weeks to do some ice climbing. I got injured and sick again so I had to rest for 2 weeks what forced me to go back to very light training for 2 weeks, already squeezing in another 2 day ice climbing trip to the alps. Than I´ve been away with work where I don´t have a chance to train at all. As soon as I finished that I went down to the alps again for one week, improving my ski skills. Now I´m two weeks on training and I already feel a little sick so that I don´t feel for running (but still doing the strength and climbing sessions). I want to get my training done. If I don´t go for a run in the morning it is hard for me to sit in the office the whole day. As I feel weak now I have a light training week in common, but will head to the alps next Friday to ski in a resort. I plan to do the strength sessions there, but I´ll barely put my running shoes on.
I would be happy to hear what you guys suggest about the ongoing sickness. I did a blood test last year. It turned out that everything is okay. I also eat healthy and regular, no partying and rare alcohol consumption.