Monthly Archives: September 2014

Fatigue: Friend or Foe

Training Articles by Skyward Mountaineering and Coach Johnston: Fatigue: Friend or Foe

By Coach Scott Johnston Fatigue in one form or another is a nearly constant companion of any endurance athlete. Learning how to regulate, control and absorb fatigue is the secret to successful training. Most people see fatigue in a blanket sort of way…all fatigue is the same…you feel tired. What is the big deal? But […]

Capacity vs. Utilization Training

Cool Stuff, Training for Alpine Climbing, Coaching, Training Tips, High altitude training

By Scott Johnston In our book, Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House and I make the distinction between non-specific and specific training. This distinction lies at the heart of our training philosophy. It also represents a significant paradigm shift for many climbers. Based on the number of questions we have received it is a […]