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KAYOTIC
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6/27/13 9:35 A

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You should check with your doctor after such a serious injury, to make sure you ease back in without re-injuring yourself.

Maybe you could modify a couch to 5K plan for hiking, they basically start out slowly and then build distance from week to week. You don't want to go out too gung-ho, or you risk injury. I think if you have nearby trails, start with the easiest ones from the start and build up gradually. You can always turn around to keep your distance/elevation down at the beginning of your program.

Also, take stock of your equipment, make sure you have good hiking boots or shoes that will protect your feet, and keep you hiking in comfort!


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6/27/13 2:38 A

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Try Spark's Walking Center at www.sparkpeople.com/resource/sparkwalking.
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There are beginning and intermediate walking guides there.

Also, strength training helps with preparation for hiking, specifically barefoot calf raises which really help ankle strength and rollover protection, squats help with leg strength and powering up hills, and planks help with the core strength to support a pack.

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6/27/13 1:03 A

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Does anyone know of any plans/ schedules for getting back into shape for hiking? I was an avid hiker and fell away from it for about a year. I started easing back into it this spring but snapped a tendon and was laid up for a while. I'm healed now and have a friend coming in from out of state to go hiking in mid August. So I estimate I have 6 weeks to get into the best shape possible.
I live on a remote island where the terrain goes from sea level to mountain peaks in a hurry. So almost all the hikes here involve a decent elevation gain. I definitely need to get working on this.
Are there any sites with week by week schedules for getting back into shape?


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