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Your Longest Dayhike Ever

by: Dimity McDowell, Illustrations by Supercorn




Week 1
Sunday: Hike with pack that weighs what you'll carry during goal hike. Cover half the distance and elevation gain of goal hike. *RPE: 5
Monday Off
Tuesday: 40-minute walk or hike with pack that weighs 1/2 of goal-hike pack weight. RPE: 6 Strength training.
Wednesday Off
Thursday: 40-minute trail run with lightweight pack (no more than 7 pounds). RPE: 6
Friday: Strength training.
Saturday: Free day: 60 minutes of mountain biking, playing basketball, elliptical training or any other cardio you enjoy. You can switch activities during the session. RPE: 6-7


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I-Haul
Jun 01, 2008

This Is Really Good Stuff To Avoid People Starting Out From Getting Injured. Wish I found Sooner So I Dident Have To Figure It Myself And Learn The Hard Way.

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