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