TFT95: Interview With Alicia - Internal Training Load For Hikers


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By Rowan Smith, Rowan Smith: Hiking, and Trekking Coach. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this episode, I interview Alicia Filley (founder of the Healthy Hiker), and we chat how internal training load can affect your hiking performance and risk of injury.

You will learn:

  • What internal and external training load is
  • What types of things cause an increase in internal training load
  • The consequences of a high internal load
  • How to recognise if you might be at risk
  • A few simple strategies to help minimise internal load
  • How to know if you should 'push through' a bad day or have a rest

To download the Internal Load Tracking sheet mentioned in the episode, you can go here:


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