Now that I have established myself as a non-hiker, I’m going to share some pointers. Having talked to friends and having done some research, I hope to save you a little time here.
The focus of this article is training to summit Pike’s Peak.
“The early-morning wake-up call, the long trek to high elevations, breathing in the rarefied air and taking in the stunning view atop a 14,000-foot mountain all add up to a challenging adventure.” (The Coloradoan).
Do your homework on what to pack, when to go and know the signs and symptoms of altitude sickness. See pikes-peak.com for information.
Here’s where I come in – getting you into peak (no pun intended) cardiovascular condition. Hiking is a total body experience and you’ll need total body conditioning for this challenge. Focusing on endurance, leg and core strength, and flexibility will get you in shape.
First and foremost, make sure you have your doctor’s ok before attempting the hike and the workouts. Because physical exercise can be strenuous and subject you to risk of injury, you are doing so entirely at your own risk. If you choose to participate in the exercises and training plan, you have agreed that your participation indicates “waiver and release”. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the workouts.