Train to Trek
WHY TRAIN FOR A WALKING HOLIDAY?
It’s just a long walk, right? Not a race! So why train?
Alpine walking holidays offer unbeatable views and memories but it should not be under estimated as to how challenging it can be on the body. The fitter you are the more likely you’ll enjoy every step of your holiday, and it's more likely you are to complete each day in good time with ease. The aim of adding some training in before your trip to the Alps is it will ensure that each day on trail is well within your comfort zone – ie easy! – rather than a struggle. Trekking, especially multiday journeys at higher altitudes, shouldn't be under taken lightly. Our walks are always broken down into manageable chunks according to the stated itinerary. We ensure you will have plenty of opportunity to rest, eat and drink but we do need to get from A-B each day and is often not just a gentle walk! Getting to your accommodation at the end of each day with plenty of time to relax and with plenty of energy left in reserve will ensure that you have time to recover, dry your kit (if necessary!), eat and rehydrate well – ready for the next day.
The fitter you are before you leave, the easier each day will be, download, read on to find out how....
We hope you gain some useful tips and ideas - REMEMBER to enjoy your training!
This article was written by Steph Willet. Steph owns Be Pure Fit and is a yoga teacher, sports therapist and personal trainer - with a diploma in nutrition Steph works with Tracks and Trails on our Detox and Wellness weeks aswell as out Trail Running Camps. She is seriously fit and healthy and is fascinated by the human body and the relationships between exercise, food and health. Whether it's raw juices or healthy salads, Steph loves the amazing energy you can only get from eating, sleeping and exercising well. If you have any questions about fitness training, nutrition and diet prior to your trip to the alps then please feel free to get in touch: