History repeats itself

How do you prepare for the rigorous physical requirements of high elevation adventure? Strength and endurance are key, but are only part of a more complex equation. How do you prepare for changes in altitude, exposure, diet, etc.? How do you mentally prepare? Learn from others and share what you know about training in advance for outdoor adventures.
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Re: History repeats itself

Post by John Harper » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:48 am

oldranger wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:22 pm
Kind of became addicted to tortillas and wheat thins in the last year, and need to cut that out.
I stopped eating chips and salsa daily and dropped 5 pounds.

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Re: History repeats itself

Post by rlown » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:40 am

Mike,

How is the new diet working out for you?

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Re: History repeats itself

Post by oldranger » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:40 pm

rlown wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:40 am
Mike,

How is the new diet working out for you?
Officially down 10 lbs from mid January!
Mike

Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!

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Re: History repeats itself

Post by rlown » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:38 pm

=D> Glad to hear.

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Re: History repeats itself

Post by maverick » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:13 pm

Congratulations Mike!
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org

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Re: History repeats itself

Post by giantbrookie » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:25 pm

Mike. Glad you got through this, again. Thanks for posting, too, because it serves as an important lesson for folks like me who are approaching the age of your first "incident". Whereas the health issue itself is sobering, it is good to see you bounce back. Sad to hear about the reduction in beers per week though.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: History repeats itself

Post by oldranger » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:11 pm

giantbrookie wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:25 pm
Mike. Glad you got through this, again. Thanks for posting, too, because it serves as an important lesson for folks like me who are approaching the age of your first "incident". Whereas the health issue itself is sobering, it is good to see you bounce back. Sad to hear about the reduction in beers per week though.
As soon as I lose 3 more lbs I'll get back to 5 a week but that will leave me with just a 6 week supply before I have to restock!
Mike

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