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How to train for a thru-hike: victory atop Mt. Katahdin Maine

How Do I Train for a Thru-hike?

By: Alexandra Herman

Prepare for the long haul with advice from Appalachian Trail speed record-holder Jennifer Pharr Davis.

Self portrait of Cam Honan, Ultrahiker
Fitness Skills Ultralight

Hike Like a Pro

By: Barney Scout Mann

How do you get good at hiking? Hike a lot. And we haven't met anyone who's logged more miles than Cam Honan.

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Motivation to get you moving (by K. Phillips)
Experts Fitness Skills

Fitness Excuse Busters

By: John D. Colver and Jason Stevenson

Mountain guide and author of Fit by Nature John D. Colver offers up these hints for staying motivated and fit no matter what your excuse.

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