tobe945 wrote:Just wondering what people do out there to recover from alpine climbs?
I find that when I'm out climbing an alpine route in say, Rocky Mountain National Park with a 3-4 mile approach and 1000ft of climbing--be it ice, snow, or rock---that I'm strong on the approach and climb, and a little tired on the descent, but very very worn out the next day. I'm getting out about once a week but even when I was getting out more, I was stronger in the mountains, but didn't recover as well.
What can I do pre-climb, during the climb, or immediately after to enhance recovery? I can't afford to sleep all day if I climb all day the day before--I'm in medical school, so that just won't work!
fatdad wrote:Are you worn out or sore? If you're worn out, I'd say it's probably one of two things: you're not training enough to make a long day in the mountains feel easier or you're worn out from whatever you're doing during the week.
To the extent it's possible, I'd try the following: find additional time to train during the week, get more rest and get some better nutrition during your climbs so you don't bonk as hard.
tobe945 wrote:That is in contrast to now whereas I'm still bonking and have to put in about 70-80 hours a week for med school.
justing wrote:tobe945 wrote:Just wondering what people do out there to recover from alpine climbs?
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