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Training – What We Should Have Done….

Very Steep Stairs
Very Steep Stairs

With little knowledge of what lay in front of us our training was a little under cooked.  The distances traveled each day are not that far the challenge comes in the steady steep inclines or the downhills.  So here some things we did and others we should have done more of.

  • There a lot of stairs on the trail, far more then we expected, so if we were to do it again we’d do many more stairs, both up and down.  Make sure you find a good tall building and enjoy.
  • Squats to strengthen knees.
  • Train with the backpack and water bladder / bottles that you are going to use and fill them up so you get used to the extra weight and get used to drinking from them.
  • Wear the hiking boots that you are going to wear on the trail.