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comment by ButterflyEffect
ButterflyEffect  ·  192 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 10, 2018

Only four of the fourteen were with the snowshoes on! But it was great any way you dice it. A gear geek thread would be awesome! Gear, clothing, and training!

WanderingEng  ·  191 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Training is a good one! I follow an Adirondack hiker forum, and the conventional wisdom there is that running isn't hiking. But some of my strongest hikes were during my marathon training or a month after the race. Maybe road running on comparatively flat areas isn't ideal for mountain hiking training, but it seemed pretty effective.

I'm considering signing up for another marathon in part to motivate myself to be in good shape for hiking.