For my Everesting I used a local ski hill. It was 2350ft or so up so I had to do 13 laps. I used a mix of bikes and the Gondola to shuttle myself down. From the AeT test I decided to try to focus on just keeping at 155 for each lap. I was able to stick to this program and finish in 18 hours 30 minutes. My uphill time was 13:10 so I was able to hold a consistent 1 hour lap for each.
Great strategy. Very wise to choose a conservative pace for such a long event.
I am using the Mike Foot Big Vert training plan, extended to 24 weeks(race is in July) with some more Base weeks. I was looking to do 1 ME session a week and one VMA session on the track. My reasoning is the Big Vert plan has Strength instead of VMA or Z3, but I have an excess of Strength from my weightlifting background. I will beat most of my runner friends on sprints and and in the gym with ease. This is my logic on adding more VMA sessions so 200’s, 300’s and 400’s. Once I get into the Intensity stages and specific I will swap those for Z3 and Z4 work. Would this make sense?
* I would just use the intensity as prescribed in Mike’s plan.
* What is “VMA”?
* Makes sense to substitute if you don’t need the strength work.