short article by Heather “Anish” Anderson on training for a FKT
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Aug 30, 2015 at 4:51 pm #1332166Mike MBPL Member
http://gossamergear.com/wp/training-for-a-record-setting-hike?utm_source=Newsletter+Subscribers+-+Combined&utm_campaign=16ae91cbd8-GG_8_28_158_26_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bda6bed9e7-16ae91cbd8-197822965&mc_cid=16ae91cbd8&mc_eid=8421e99ec3 nothing very specific, but does talk quite a bit about the mental aspects of a FKT attempt my own anecdotal experience is that specificity is very important; my partners in the Bob Marshall Open were both more accomplished ultra runners (younger too :) ), but I had spent a lot more time in the winter with snowshoes and a pack on. I think this helped me immensely and I think I have them convinced for this upcoming year that lots of time on the feet (w/ and w/o snowshoes) with a pack will help them as well.Aug 30, 2015 at 8:37 pm #2224026Ito JakuchuBPL Member
Agree. Last year I spend most of the year on a local mountain that has a lot of up and downs. I put extra water in my pack for weight and climbed/ran it twice a week. When Going back in to the Alps during the summer the steep climbs there didn't bother me at all, neither did the height. Made a huge difference on my time, even with the bit heavier pack full of food. I also think that however much I love people going for an FKT, I find more pleasure in PR's (Personal Records) – pushing yourself and doing a trail or climb or run as fast as you can, or to see if you can go faster than you previously could.Aug 31, 2015 at 6:35 am #2224075Mike MBPL Member
I like reading about them, learning from them and getting inspiration from them, but the likelihood of me attempting a FKT is near zero :) I simply like to cover a lot of country, soaking in as much as I can. I do run Ultra events, but I'm picky- they have to be in nice areas and I'm usually content with finishing. They do help me focus my training, but my heart has always been with my "adventure" runs/hikesAug 31, 2015 at 9:50 am #2224105Art …BPL Member
for most of us its called the PFKT (personal fastest known time). and going for one with the right attitude can be just as intense and exciting. plus you only have to worry about one person ever beating your record …Aug 31, 2015 at 9:52 am #2224106Art …BPL Member
delete, double entry for some reason.
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