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MelNino
01-11-2009, 05:18 PM
Just went for what should have a nice easy walk in the snow (mostly flat trails) for 45 mins and I am beat!!

Well, my bodys way of telling me to get in shape before hiking up Washington this year! :D

ColdWeatherClimber
01-16-2009, 06:12 PM
I was considering climbing the tower in downtown San Antonio a bunch if they let me before coming up in Jan 2010 to do a winter traverse. 500 ft of stairs.. yee haw :D

MelNino
01-16-2009, 07:59 PM
Yup, been doing snowy trail walks, hitting the gym (I find watching 'The Rest of Everest' podcast to be inspiring), and just being more active.


We're heading up late May....I have *some* time to get ready, haha

If ya do the tower, wear ankle weights :)

ColdWeatherClimber
01-16-2009, 08:02 PM
I was thinking of a daypack..... Wearing my Dana Design Astralplane might cause concern, or they might think I am a masochist.... :D

UncleFester
01-19-2009, 07:57 AM
I've thought about wearing a daypack to the gym for the treadmill, but most treadmills have inclines that can be raised pretty steep. If i set mine for 15 degrees it's way steeper than most hiking I do so it's a crazy workout.



I was thinking of a daypack..... Wearing my Dana Design Astralplane might cause concern, or they might think I am a masochist.... :D

MelNino
01-19-2009, 09:09 AM
Yeah, I *try* (read: when I actually force myself to the gym) to do 30 mins at 15 degress and 30 mins going between 15-25 degrees.

Which reminds me...need to hit gym tomorrow

krummholz
01-20-2009, 03:37 PM
If your gym has a stepmill, that is absolutely the best training for hiking. The inclined treadmill gets your calf muscles and your hamstrings, but the stepmill gets the quads. It's not the same as a stairmaster--it's like a reverse escalator--you're going up the down escalator. You can calculate 11 vertical feet for one flight of stairs, and I try for 1100 vertical for every 20 minutes. (Don't always make it!):eek:

mtruman
01-20-2009, 09:39 PM
If your gym has a stepmill, that is absolutely the best training for hiking. The inclined treadmill gets your calf muscles and your hamstrings, but the stepmill gets the quads. It's not the same as a stairmaster--it's like a reverse escalator--you're going up the down escalator. You can calculate 11 vertical feet for one flight of stairs, and I try for 1100 vertical for every 20 minutes. (Don't always make it!):eek:

Yikes!!! 1100 vertical feet every 20 minutes?!?! Remind me not to try to follow you up a mountain :eek:

Steve M
01-21-2009, 07:01 AM
I've been exercising my elbows a little too much since Thanksgiving so I will have some work to do to get ready for this summer.

Dee3
01-23-2009, 09:30 AM
Melnino..same here. Im going to try for Mt Washington in late may also. lol A couple of years ago I made it to the hut, but didn't summit. Was too tired. This time, like you, I'm gonna make sure I'm in better shape. :D

EWG
01-24-2009, 06:31 PM
P90X baby... best over all training workout I have seen

Dee3
01-26-2009, 12:24 PM
Yeah PX90 does look good. The only thing is I dont really have anywhere "reasonable" to put a chin up bar. :D

MelNino
01-26-2009, 08:20 PM
Well, I skipped going out with coworkers to hit the gym.....we now have a date to go....Memorial Day weekend.

It's gonna come up fast