Training for your first thru-hike is always a massive undertaking. There is so much to learn and so much to get ready for. And one of the biggest questions hikers will often face is 'how can I get ready to hike for so many days in a row?'
Inside this article, we explore how Ali, a recent graduate of the Online Summit Program, trained and prepared for the Te Araroa thru-hike in New Zealand. We dive into the specific training and workouts she applied, the challenges she faces in her preparation and how it all played out on the trail.
One of my core philosophies are a coach, is to present and share training and preparation strategies which are practical for a hiker to follow.
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This is Jeremy. Learn how he trained for hiking and got fit to feel confident tackling some more 'hardcore' hikes, all from the comfort of his own home!
This is George. And this is him at Everest Base Camp, loving life on his first high altitude trek. Learn how he trained for this hiking adventure, and got fit, strong and resilient for the mountains.
This is Senta. And this is her at Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Learn how she trained for this high altitude trekking adventure, how she overcame knee pain while hiking and how she conquered this amazing adventure.
This is Andrea. This is her one of her first big walks after lockdown. Learn how she used the Hiker's Knee Prevention Program to get strong and resilient, overcome knee pain while hiking and regain the confidence to tackle the adventures she loves most.
This is Anneke. This is her at the top of Africa, having competed for very first trek to conquer Kilimanjaro. Learn how she got fit for this high altitude hike, in just 30 minute a night.
Rowan is a personal trainer who specialises in training for hiking, trekkers and mountaineers for their bucket list adventures.
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