Training: HiTUP

Hike Til You Puke (HiTUP)…

  1. Find a hill with a trail and a couple of thousand feet of relief.
  2. Take your running gear, some water a few energy bars and gels and maybe a waterproof shell.
  3. Start climbing as fast as possible. Run as much as you can, when you can’t run walk, if you can’t walk crawl.
  4. When you reach the top… stop.
  5. Try not to puke either before, during or immediately afterwards.

Alternatives to #2 include hiking poles and/or a 45lb pack (fill with water bottles so you can lighten the load for the descent).

Around Seattle there are numerous places you can get a great workout doing this; Tiger Mountain, Mount Si, Granite Mountain and a whole bunch of other suffer fests.

I started early this year running Tiger a bunch of times in January before I got injured and sick. Well the clocks went back this weekend so it’s time to get serious.

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