Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers
Dovetailing on the success of Training for the New Alpinism and Patagonia's own emphasis on all mountain use, Training for the Uphill Athlete translates theory into methodology to allow you to write your own training plans and coach yourself to endurance goals.
Steve House, one of the best mountaineers, and his coach Scott Johnston, an Olympic-level cross country ski coach, along with Kilian Jornet, hands-down best endurance athlete at this time, present training principles for the multisport mountain athlete who regularly participates in a mix of distance running, ski mountaineering, and other endurance sports that require optimum fitness and customized strength.
This is an authoritative but accessible training manual for athletes and coaches who feel most alive in the mountains or pushing the uphill ascent. Distance running, ski mountaineering, skimo, and skyrunning are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and are often undertaken by the same person during a single year. This book collects the scientifically backed and athlete-tested wisdom and experience of three of the best uphill athletes and coaches and extrapolates both to educate outdoor athletes of all stripes to perform their best. The book includes the same mix of theory, application, and experiential essays from experts in the field, as well as instructional illustrations as in Training for the New Alpinism. Contributions by Kilian Jornet increase the worldwide appeal of the book.
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About the Author
Kilian Jornet is the dominant mountain runner of all time and among the world's greatest athletes. In search of inspiration outside formal competition, Kílian embarked on a self-styled adventure project dubbed Summits of My Life--establishing the fastest known recorded times ("FKT") to ascend and descend the world's most challenging peaks, including the Matterhorn, Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc, Denali and even the planet's tallest summit. Six days after he summitted Everest, he repeated the performance--an accomplishment for which he was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic. He lives in Norway.
Basically, whatever your level, from elite athlete to aspiring wannabe, Training for the New Alpinism is an essential resource to move forward with your fitness and understand what's next. -- www.offpistemag.com, about Training for the New Alpinism
This book provides a rigorous, scientific, and individualized approach to training and coaching for competitive mountain sport endurance athletes and coaches, as well as for beginners. -- Foreword Reviews
"Read this book if: you struggle with your own endurance goals but know you are capable of far greater output. Buy this book for friends who: have a penchant for type II or type III fun. Live for the uphill slog and have big lofty dreams of mammoth ascents." --StillStoked.com
Steve House is one of the World's best mountaineers, and his coach Scott Johnston is an Olympic-level, cross country ski coach. Along with Kilian, they have written a must-read book for anyone serious about the uphill - Training for the uphill athlete. --StillStoked.com
"For mountain-endurance athletes who want to get serious about their training, this is the book. It distills three lifetimes' worth of knowledge and experience between Kilian, Johnston, and House and makes it accessible to everyone."
"While diving into processes like glycolysis and the Krebs cycle might give you flashbacks to high school biology, the book is surprisingly easy to understand, and it's interspersed with beautiful imagery, athlete stories from the likes of Mike Foote, Emelie Forsberg, Clare Gallagher, Rickey Gates, and Dakota Jones, and "Notes From Kilian," which keep the pace moving as well as provide interesting tips and anecdotes." --Outside
Covering how to write individualized training plans and achieve endurance goals, athletes who feel the most at home in the mountains--whether it's skiing, running, climbing, or all three--will find the book an authoritative guide on getting the most of their high-altitude time. --www.5280.com
"...Training for the Uphill Athlete is destined to become the definitive reference for endurance workouts . . . Uphill Athlete is the bible." --Men's Health magazine