Getting Holiday Fit – Grouse Grind Training
As a health professional I often hear people let their fitness programs slide as the indulgences of the season increase, then are making up lost time four weeks later once they start their resolutions. It is pretty easy to maintain your fitness during the holidays.
Today, despite the holidays and it being the last weekend to complete my Christmas shopping I stopped by Steve Nash Fitness World in North Vancouver. Watch the video to find out how and what I managed to FIT in.
In 2009 I started to write about my experiences and experiments while training for the Grouse Grind. Then in 2010 followed up with more regular posts I completed my first Seek the Peak challenge in 2:24 hr. During the 2010 season time I managed to take nearly two minutes off my best Grind time which is now 38:04 min.
However, I didn’t start training until April 2010. This was six months after my last climb and was making up a lot of lost ground because I had lost a lot of fitness. Saturday I started my training for 2011′ s season after only a month off with a field lactate balance point test to set my heart rate and pace zones for the next six weeks. Sunday, I started strength training again.
Thank you to everyone who has been reading and commenting about my Grouse Grind training tips. Please leave your comments to let me know what you want to learn about. Do you have a burning question? Let me know and I can speak about it in 2011’s video blogs and articles.