I have the opportunity to climb Hood via the South Sides route in late April/early May and am looking at training plans. I have been mainly riding 40-60 miles a week for the last few months as way to build some base in a non-impactive manner. Assuming late April/early May would give me 14-16 weeks from the next week or 2 to the last/first weeks of April or May.
Our dates are not firm, as of yet, so I am looking at the following was looking for advice on which path might be better.
8 week mountaineering plan run twice – How would this work?
12 week crunch plan with 3-4 more weeks of base training
16 week big mtn plan
I am a 51 male this year who has a decent background in aerobic training with experience in cycling, running, hiking, and climbing over the last 40+ years, though nothing super focused the last 5 or so.
Thoughts and thanks