A core theme of In The Flow is creating a space for conversation on outdoor athletic performance and fulfillment. Understanding how we can move our bodies more meaningfully in epic and beautiful places and how that can bring meaning and health to our lives. I've had the immense privilege of being exposed to the mountain athletic lifestyle from a very young age in things like cycling, cross country skiing, and trail running, and being in the mountains just means so much to me. My background in competing in these sports combined with studying physiology in college has provided a deep fascination in the science behind training for and performing in the mountains, and how to do it effectively and healthfully.
Today on In The Flow I speak with endurance coach, alpinist, author, and co-founder of http://uphillathlete.com , Scott Johnston about his new book, Training for the Uphill Athlete. Scott wrote this in collaboration with renowned alpinist, Steve House and legendary mountain athlete, Kilian Jornet. The focus is developing a training manual for mountain athletes, specifically mountain runners and ski mountaineers.
Scott and I discuss the path he took individually to arrive at this stage in his life, and then dive into the tangible knowledge from endurance metabolism, fat adaptation, training philosophy as it relates to mountain athletes, overtraining syndrome, and the utility of strength training for endurance athletes. It’s a wide ranging conversation that is applicable to a variety of athletes.
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