Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers Paperback – 1 May 2019
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
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.
- 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
- Best Sellers Rank: 109,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Regardless of some gripes about the 'core' training section, and the fact that I am too old to put into practise a LOT of the information in this book, I still love it.
Mr House and Mr Johnston's knowledge, experience and passion is the driving force behind this great book, and their UpHill Athlete website (with its excellent series of podcasts). I commend them for presenting this material in such an inspiring way and I think it is the gold standard text in this field.
Don't fall for online standard training programs or omni-present silly advices, first understand the mechanisms behind and then apply them on a personalised level.