Several weeks of base training is behind and soon it is time to change gear to more specific muscular endurance activities. What has been included in the base so far? Well, a combination of running, hiking, sprints and weight training. And a personal favourite: long days out in the mountains climbing (when possible). Training for a big goal is like a part-time job and you’ll easily spend between 15-20 hrs a week in some sort of work out. And the rest of the time is spent recovering from it. This photo is of another long outing with 7+hrs of running, 2200+ metres of vertical and many, many kilometres in distance. Let’s hope all this effort will pay dividends in the end.