[pct-l] What do others do to get/stay in shape

Mike Welch encinomw at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 17 23:13:03 CDT 2010

I'm in Alaska and have been section hiking for the past four years.  I'm semi retired so staying in shape is easier as I have more time.  I ski all Winter, backcountry mostly.  Work out at the gym (upper body, legs and aerobics).  Summer is hiking, biking and rowing. Emphasis should be on load baring leg work and just having fun!  Mountain Mike

--- On Tue, 8/17/10, greg mushial <gmushial at gmdr.com> wrote:

From: greg mushial <gmushial at gmdr.com>
Subject: [pct-l] What do others do to get/stay in shape
To: pct-l at backcountry.net
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 6:27 PM

I'm wondering what others do to stay/get into shape for section or 
multi-section walks (on a daily or weekly basis)? Assuming most people have 
9-5 jobs, what do you do? I've been walking either before or after work, at 
least a 4.5 mile up, over and down the ridge fire road loop 5 or 6 times a 
week; and if I can find the time, especially in the evening, try to do a 
longer 8 mile extension to the shorter loop once or twice a week. Sometimes 
I can especially go walking on a saturday or sunday - 15 to 20 miles, but 
generally weekends are taken up with family-time.From reading various trail 
journals (for thru or longer section hikers), I see more weekend warmup 
hikes, but don't notice much daily walking. Is this the norm? What works for 
other people? Your input, please...
thanks...  TheDuck 

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