by Carrie Lane, Director of Sport Performance
I get it, you live in the flatlands but your head is filled with visions of summiting far off peaks high in the alpine. Or perhaps you travel so much that the only majestic scenery you see is the lovely landscape print hanging in the lobby of the Hampton Inn you are staying at? Why should only those people living with mountains right out their back door get to sleep on vistas and take in priceless sunrises over jagged, panoramic views? You’d love to plan a trip to summit a challenging, remote peak. But…. the training. There’s no altitude where you live. The tallest hill is the highway on-ramp. Without some proper training you'll be sucking air and feeling a burn in your legs like you've never felt before. Read on for some tips for getting creative when you've got mountains to climb.