Really useful replied and helped clarify my thinking a lot. I’ve just managed to get a Nordictrack Incline Trainer (goes up to 40% incline) so perfect for training on the evenings when fatherhood means I cant get out of the house!
I’m making some fairly bold goals for myself (Cassin Ridge etc) but taking a very long view on this. The methods you guys talk about all seem very sensible.
At the moment I’m just taking my average weekly volume from the last year and adding in 5% through each monthly cycle to keep building things up.