You want to kill some demons? Kill some fucking hills already.
|The view from the top isn't too bad at 7 a.m.|
- Long, Steep Hills with Lots of Vert: (1x week, can alternate with short steep hills) pick a 2 mile climb that is so steep you have to fast hike it (example: 2 miles with 1,500ft plus of climbing). Fast hiking is key to 100 milers. As you improve, begin running the least steep sections. Really push your cardio. This should not feel good. You can do one repeat of this workout, for a total of 4 miles and really push it. As you get closer to your event, work up to 4-6 repeats (16-24 miles) and it becomes a good endurance workout with lots of vert.
|It wasn't enough to do multiple repeats. My friend is an overachiever. Heavy pack didn't slow her much.|
|Heather Anderson, aka "Anish" of fast hiking PCT record fame, and K-Doug|