From 183 to 3,600 metres: Training Program for Machu Picchu

For safety reasons, I will not reveal exact program timeline, etc., but here’s the basics. Since I’m already in fairly decent shape (I run, bike, walk a lot, and even when I don’t, I tend to return to my basic fitness from before within about a month), my focus is on the elevation change and re-upping… Continue reading From 183 to 3,600 metres: Training Program for Machu Picchu

Week #4 Goal: Design Training Program for Machu Picchu Using My Environment

Since not everyone is going to go hike Machu Picchu with me, making my specific training program unnecessary, I thought I’d share my process of planning.  This way anyone reading can work at designing their program for whatever their next big goal is. Once you’ve chosen your goal/target, you have a lot of things to… Continue reading Week #4 Goal: Design Training Program for Machu Picchu Using My Environment

Action Step #33–Reach “the other side of the country” by March 1

For a couple of years now, I have worked on the TransAmerica trail, virtually (I’m the black dot, barely in Idaho).  I would love to say I could complete by the end of the year, but realistically, it’s going to take at least a couple more months beyond that.  So, I’m aiming for a March… Continue reading Action Step #33–Reach “the other side of the country” by March 1

Action Step #27–New City, New Fitness Plan

  I am about to move out of the city in which I grew up.  I have been here off and on for 20+ years, but I’m officially moving away at the end of the month.  And that means it will be time to find some new running routes!  I’m thrilled about that, actually.  I… Continue reading Action Step #27–New City, New Fitness Plan