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Training for online the Uphill online Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers outlet sale

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Dovetailing on the success of Training for the New Alpinism and Patagonia’s own emphasis on all mountain use, Training for the Uphill Athlete translates theory into methodology to allow you to write your own training plans and coach yourself to endurance goals.

Steve House, one of the best mountaineers, and his coach Scott Johnston, an Olympic-level cross country ski coach, along with Kilian Jornet, hands-down best endurance athlete at this time, present training principles for the multisport mountain athlete who regularly participates in a mix of distance running, ski mountaineering, and other endurance sports that require optimum fitness and customized strength.

This is an authoritative but accessible training manual for athletes and coaches who feel most alive in the mountains or pushing the uphill ascent. Distance running, ski mountaineering, skimo, and skyrunning are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and are often undertaken by the same person during a single year. This book collects the scientifically backed and athlete-tested wisdom and experience of three of the best uphill athletes and coaches and extrapolates both to educate outdoor athletes of all stripes to perform their best. The book includes the same mix of theory, application, and experiential essays from experts in the field, as well as instructional illustrations as in Training for the New Alpinism. Contributions by Kilian Jornet increase the worldwide appeal of the book.

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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

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

"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

"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

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

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

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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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Michele
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Best "How To" Training Guide to Improve your Endurance
Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2019
These three extraordinary athletes have collaborated to create the best endurance training guide out there. It is chock-full of science, research, techniques, and strategies that can help you improve your endurance. First, they start with the Physiological Basis... See more
These three extraordinary athletes have collaborated to create the best endurance training guide out there. It is chock-full of science, research, techniques, and strategies that can help you improve your endurance.

First, they start with the Physiological Basis for Endurance, then move into Methods (120 pages, longest section of book), then they address Strength training, and finally How to Train which helps you develop your own customized plan.

They give priceless advice about all the components that go into your endurance, which variables are easier to move, and how to move them (most efficiently). Then they show you how to create your own training personal plan for optimal performance while minimizing the chance of injury.

If you are a trail runner, backcountry skier, mountaineer, hiker, or any ''uphill'' sport, you''ll find pure gold in this book. And it''s extremely well-written.

I think anybody reading this book would gain:
* detailed techniques pertinent to their own strengths/weaknesses
* detailed strategies to create your training plan
* inspiration to pursue big goals

Personal stories from 20+ other top athletes enrich the book (and gave me further specific advice). My only suggestion, if I may be so bold, would be an expanded discussion for the older athlete -- maybe a topic for a future book?

I have been a huge fan of the authors for many years, since House''s "Beyond the Mountain." "Training for the New Alpinism" helped me gain endurance to run a hilly 100K race last year and (sort of) keep up with my teenage son multi-pitch rock climbing. This new collaboration with Kilian Jornet adds his extraordinary perspective - and provides even more specifics.

I predict this book will be the best investment you''ll make in your training this year.
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Le Manchot
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A new milestone in quality and thoroughness in a training guide for the endurance athlete
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2019
The book "Training for the New Alpinism" by Scott Johnston and Steve House set new standards for thorough, science and coaching-based training advice for alpinists and endurance athletes alike. Although focused on fast and light alpinism (aka "new" alpinism), Johnston''s... See more
The book "Training for the New Alpinism" by Scott Johnston and Steve House set new standards for thorough, science and coaching-based training advice for alpinists and endurance athletes alike. Although focused on fast and light alpinism (aka "new" alpinism), Johnston''s background as a coach in cross country skiing permeated the book and, as a result, much of the book could be easily applied to other endeavors- like cross country skiing, mountain running, and ski mountaineering (SkiMo). With support from Patagonia as publisher, a large emphasis was placed on clear, high quality, information-dense graphics that were far superior to anything else available at the time. I highly recommended this book when it was published and continue to do so today.

Enter this new volume from Johnston and co-authors Steve House and Kilian Jornet that is focused on mountain running, ultra running, and  SkiMo. Along with the same science and coaching-based guidance, similarly superior graphics, a unique focus on strength development, and an excellent handbook to developing your own training plan, "Training for the Uphill Athlete" represents a new milestone in quality and thoroughness in a training guide for the endurance athlete.

In this book one will find a nicely presented approach to training for "uphill" endurance sports such as mountain running and SkiMo. Throughout, the authors provide a scientific and/or coaching-based foundation for the specific training programs being described. Of particular note are the sections on ATP production and lactate metabolism- the best presentation of this material that I have been exposed to. All of this gives the reader the basis for (or a starting point for) development of a personal training "philosophy"- something that is critical to the success of any training regimen. As is pointed out frequently in the book, each individual presents a unique combination of physiology, biomechanics, life situation, and personality. Provided with a basic foundational approach and the specific tools needed to enable successful, progressive training , the reader is well positioned to be able to design and execute upon a training program that is aligned with his or her abilities, time, commitment, and goals.

The overarching mantras laced through the material are:

aerobic base development, "progression, progression, progression", and the critical importance of substantial integrated strength training elements

Too many athletes and recreationalists ramp training up too quickly, incorporate intensity too soon, suffer injury, and, potentially, burnout. By properly progressing training load and intensity and integrating strength sessions into the program such "training errors" can be largely avoided. These themes are regularly brought forward and discussed throughout the book and recommendations are provided to help the reader incorporate appropriate progressions and strength programs.

Although of limited value, the book is punctuated by sidebar stories and opinions from representative uphill athletes- both elite level and some well-known sub-elite athletes. I find these individual essays to be more of a hinderance to the authors otherwise successful goal to provide clear guidance but I know that many find such stories inspirational.

Also included are "Kilian''s Notes"- short sections where Kilian describes his training history, training methods, and some specific workouts. Again, I find these of limited value as they are coming from an athlete who has been in intensive endurance training since he was 13 years old, with a 90+ VO2max, mental fortitude that is similarly off the charts, and has raced thousands of times. Having trained with athletes with some of these attributes, I can say that what they do is not particularly relevant even to those with relatively high VO2max and long histories with training for endurance sport. If you have ever competed against or trained with someone with a 90+ VO2max you will know what I mean. I suggest that one take these Kilian missives as just that- an entertaining peak into what such an extraordinary and accomplished athlete does and not a prescription for anyone else. Unfortunately there is no warning to this effect in the book.

I have found little to disagree with in this book with the exception of the science fiction provided on "fat adaptation" and a "hook-line-and-sinker" devotion to the persistent hunting theory as a basis for understanding human endurance abilities. But these are minor items and thankfully nutrition is not a focus of the book so it is easy to let these go and concentrate on all of the truly valuable information and presentation in the book.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in understanding fundamental endurance training concepts, evolving a personal approach based on these concepts, and developing a reliable, flexible training plan that will, with consistency and commitment, lead to success and goal achievement in endurance sport.
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Travis M. Smith
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Buy this book instead of any training plan
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2020
I wish I would have had this book years ago when I started training for my first marathon. This book dives into the physiology and biology behind training, helping the athlete understand how different types of training cause the body to adapt. This book is for... See more
I wish I would have had this book years ago when I started training for my first marathon. This book dives into the physiology and biology behind training, helping the athlete understand how different types of training cause the body to adapt.

This book is for serious people who want to know how to train for endurance events. There are sections that will help beginners transition to structured training, but it is mostly targeted towards athletes stringing multiple years of training together. The book spends about 2/3 of it''s first pages just explaining muscle and endurance adaptation, so by the time it explains structuring specific training plans you understand and can adjust for yourself.

One of the main points is spending the majority of your training time at a very low level intensity to build an adequate aerobic base, which I thought I had, but did not. It also provides specific strength training and running workouts to increase speed, and how they fit into the broader aerobic training. I would have paid 2-3 times more for this book because of the value I got from it.
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J.D.
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Similar to other books - good read.
Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2019
Very good science and overview of training. There are nuggets of new information but by and large it’s very similar to other running books/training guides. If you haven’t previously read Daniels, Pfitz, Lore of Running, etc it will be very informative.
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Hugh Hacking
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A great guide if you want to train for the mountains
Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2019
I really enjoyed this book. It offers a great mix of technical background, practical training advice and interesting stories by and about top athletes. This means that the book will appeal both to people that are serious about improving their performance as well as those... See more
I really enjoyed this book. It offers a great mix of technical background, practical training advice and interesting stories by and about top athletes. This means that the book will appeal both to people that are serious about improving their performance as well as those that are interested to just hear how the professionals do it.

The scientific and technical sections will help you to understand why training helps to improve performance as well as how the different training types affect your body. The practical sections of the book will help guide you to understand what sort of training you should do given your goals (or how you should adapt your goals given your level of training).

I particularly enjoyed the athlete stories. I found them very inspirational. These stories highlight how competitive athletes approach training and racing and some of their motivations.
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C. Watts
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Amazing book
Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2019
I mostly trail run. I bought this book because I heard the authors talking on several different running podcast and because Killian in a beast. Anyway this book is wonderful for anyone interested in endurance sports. Good information on the science of endurance and training... See more
I mostly trail run. I bought this book because I heard the authors talking on several different running podcast and because Killian in a beast. Anyway this book is wonderful for anyone interested in endurance sports. Good information on the science of endurance and training all presented well.

Two thumbs up from this slow trail runner.
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Joey Wilson
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Excellent book
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2019
This book has been a huge help to me in understanding the training process. I have read through certain sections multiple times and I continue to do so. I really enjoyed the sections that explain how the anaerobic and aerobic systems work together, and how different kinds... See more
This book has been a huge help to me in understanding the training process. I have read through certain sections multiple times and I continue to do so. I really enjoyed the sections that explain how the anaerobic and aerobic systems work together, and how different kinds of training affect these systems. This book strikes a great balance of explaining the science/biology in a simple way so that athletes can learn how to train correctly. If your training isn''t paying off the way you expect, get this book and study it!
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MJS
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Enjoyable even if you are not the target audience
Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2019
I am not into skimo or mountain races but as a casual hiker who enjoys challenges, including high altitude ones. I still enjoyed this book and learned some useful things from it. I would recommend for someone who has a casual interest in mountains and fitness. The pictures... See more
I am not into skimo or mountain races but as a casual hiker who enjoys challenges, including high altitude ones. I still enjoyed this book and learned some useful things from it. I would recommend for someone who has a casual interest in mountains and fitness. The pictures and personal stories and enjoyable to look at too.
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J. Shelby
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Grounded, prescient and cracking book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 31, 2019
I’ve spent years in and around mountainous terrain, either going up or coming down. There are few texts available that aren’t bro or media centric affairs. This isn’t one of those, you can draw similarities from texts such as New Alpinism and others but to find a text rich...See more
I’ve spent years in and around mountainous terrain, either going up or coming down. There are few texts available that aren’t bro or media centric affairs. This isn’t one of those, you can draw similarities from texts such as New Alpinism and others but to find a text rich in information, experience and science is rare indeed. Good stuff!
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Lottie Cooper
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Very useful.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 12, 2019
I’m only an amateur runner. But this has been so useful and inspiring. It’s made it clear to me why I’m not progressing and how to change that. It’s also full of inspiring stories and pictures that make you want to get outside ASAP!
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strawdog
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Even for the over-the-hill ''athlete''.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 26, 2020
I bought this book earlier in the year (2020) and was immediately impressed with its layout, stunning visual appeal, and intellectual content. The superbly illustrated section on ''Aerobic Deficiency Syndrome'' (credited to Phil Maffetone) was especially pertinent to me and...See more
I bought this book earlier in the year (2020) and was immediately impressed with its layout, stunning visual appeal, and intellectual content. The superbly illustrated section on ''Aerobic Deficiency Syndrome'' (credited to Phil Maffetone) was especially pertinent to me and was all the excuse I needed to continue my glacially slow locomoting at Zone 2 ''intensity''. The ''vacuum cleaner'' analogy really helped my understanding of the physiology involved in the aerobic base building process and was perhaps worth the price of the book in itself. 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.
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Karina Souleimanova
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excellent guide for all levels
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 24, 2020
Probably the most comprehensive book for runners I''ve read. Highly recommended! 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.
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CORKA
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THE BEST ENDURANCE TRAINING BOOK!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 10, 2020
Scientific, impossible to put down unless absolutely necessary! Full of guidance and background info as to why’s and how’s of training. As a long distance runner I fully recommend this book for guidance on endurance sports.
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