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Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers Paperback – 1 May 2019

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...Training for the Uphill Athlete is destined to become the definitive reference for endurance workouts . . . Uphill Athlete is the bible. --Men's Health magazine

For mountain-endurance athletes who want to get serious about their training, this is the book. It distills three lifetimes' worth of knowledge and experience between Kilian, Johnston, and House and makes it accessible to everyone.

While diving into processes like glycolysis and the Krebs cycle might give you flashbacks to high school biology, the book is surprisingly easy to understand, and it's interspersed with beautiful imagery, athlete stories from the likes of Mike Foote, Emelie Forsberg, Clare Gallagher, Rickey Gates, and Dakota Jones, and "Notes From Kilian," which keep the pace moving as well as provide interesting tips and anecdotes. --Outside

Read this book if: you struggle with your own endurance goals but know you are capable of far greater output. Buy this book for friends who: have a penchant for type II or type III fun. Live for the uphill slog and have big lofty dreams of mammoth ascents. --StillStoked.com

Covering how to write individualized training plans and achieve endurance goals, athletes who feel the most at home in the mountains--whether it's skiing, running, climbing, or all three--will find the book an authoritative guide on getting the most of their high-altitude time. --www.5280.com

Steve House is one of the World's best mountaineers, and his coach Scott Johnston is an Olympic-level, cross country ski coach. Along with Kilian, they have written a must-read book for anyone serious about the uphill - Training for the uphill athlete. --StillStoked.com

This book provides a rigorous, scientific, and individualized approach to training and coaching for competitive mountain sport endurance athletes and coaches, as well as for beginners. -- Foreword Reviews

Training For The New Alpinism is THE training book for mountaineers of all levels and ambitions. -- www.mountainjourney.com

Basically, whatever your level, from elite athlete to aspiring wannabe, Training for the New Alpinism is an essential resource to move forward with your fitness and understand what's next. -- www.offpistemag.com, about Training for the New Alpinism

About the Author

Steve House is a world renowned climber, mountain guide, and Patagonia Ambassador, widely regarded for his light-and-fast style. He has published articles in a number of periodicals, and he is the author of Beyond the Mountain (Patagonia Books, 2009). He lives in Ridgway, CO.

Scott Johnston, who grew up in Boulder, CO, has ski raced on a national and international level and is an avid climber. He currently coaches several of the nation's top cross country skiers, and climbs, establishing local climbing routes in and around his home town of Mazama, WA, in the North Cascades, where he lives.

Kílian Jornet is a professional sky runner, trail runner, ski mountaineer and long-distance runner. He is a six-time champion of the long-distance running Skyrunner World Series and has won some of the most prestigious ultramarathons, including the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, Grand Raid, the Western States Endurance Run and the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run. Jornet holds the fastest known time for the ascent and descent of Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Denali and Everest.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Patagonia Books (1 May 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1938340841
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1938340840
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 19.05 x 2.54 x 26.04 cm
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even for the over-the-hill 'athlete'.
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