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Training for a Really Long Hike

Training for a Really Long Hike

I spend a lot of, ok some, time training and planning my training. I’m going to be 59 next week and have all the issues of anyone who has used her body for 59 years. I’ve had Plantar Fasciitis (now evidently called Fasciosis), Morton’s Neuroma, tight muscles, and a predilection toward avoiding all forms of exercise in favor of perusing kitten videos on FaceBook. I do have a training plan. I use it as a rough guide and a way to…

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The current 2016 PCT plan

The current 2016 PCT plan

I’ve been fine-tuning this plan for weeks now.  I’m trying to be realistic abut what I can do and how far I can walk. I’m mostly training on mountain hikes around Phoenix and I’m adding weight every week. Feeling pretty good about all this…at sea level. 😉 I’ve added a lot of contingencies in this one.  Basically, I figure that anywhere above 10,000 ft I won’t be able to achieve more than 2,000 ft of vertical climb per day. I’ve…

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