Starting from the success of Training for the New Alpinism and Patagonia’s emphasis on mountain use, Training for the Uphill Athlete presents the theory and methodology that allow you to write your own training plans and coach yourself to endurance goals. Steve House, leading mountaineer, his Olympic cross country ski coach Scott Johnston, and leading endurance athlete Kilian Jornet work together to 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. In this book you will gain combined theory, application, and experiential essays to help you develop your own training plan.