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Fitness Special—Hike Forever: The Total Fitness Plan

Get trail-fit fast! This 4-week program was designed specifically for hikers by trainers Melissa Racouillat of San Francisco's Stone Clinic and Darren Flagg of Boulder's Animal Strength Human Performance Lab.

WEEK THREE
Make miles

Training over long distances increases endurance, and working eccentric muscles (those employed on the downhills) will prevent soreness later. Increase mileage on all distance training, but ease off interval times to recover from week two.

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