First off, this was my first time training for 6,000 meter mountains. Both Huayna Potosí (19,974 ft.) and Illimani (21,122 ft.) were significantly higher than any other mountain I had climbed in the past. Continue reading “Justin: Bolivia Training Recap”
Another month of training in the books. Overall April was the best month to date in terms of activity and calories burned. I also managed to get out and complete a bunch of different climbs.
May is the final month left before our trip to Bolivia. My goal is to have May be the peak month for calories burned and active minutes. I plan on doing a short taper period the beginning of June before we attempt Huayna Potosí and Illimani. Continue reading “Justin: April Training Recap”
March turned out to be a pretty good training weekend. Unfortunately it looks like I had a slight decrease in calories burned as well as active minutes per day. One reason for the decrease is I spent on full weekend going through the Wilderness First Responder recertification class. As a result I was not able to get out and do any climbing or hiking.
February was a great month for training. I stepped up my calories and active minute averages compared to last month. Jenn and I also finished the Advanced Mountaineering School taught by the Colorado Mountain Club.
In addition, we successfully climbed two 14ers and a 13er in February. It was great for training and also allowed us to test out some of our gear in extremely cold conditions. As we move into March I am hoping we can continue to get out and training in the mountains.
January was the first official month of training for our upcoming trip to Bolivia. Overall I think it went really well. I did a lot strength training as well as some cardio workouts. We also tried to get out and hike or mountain bike on the weekends.