The training program will be structured into cycles that each comprise of a six week training block. The first two cycles will comprise of 4 sessions per week, with a combination of strength, mobility and cardio. This provides variety within the program, while using different energy systems.
Cardio sessions will increase fitness levels required to walk long distances.
Strength and mobility sessions are essential for two reasons:
- Building general strength and stability of joints reduces the risk of injury.
- Strength will give you a greater chance of being able to complete your chosen distance. You can be fit enough to walk the entire course, but aching/painful joints and muscles can make it difficult to continue.
We recommend aiming to complete at least two sessions per week with a team mate and completing the long weekend walking sessions as a whole team (where possible due to restrictions).