Weight Training for CT


All that matters is you can climb, keep your mouth shut, don’t die, cry, and be in shape. The rest does NOT matter.


Who cares about your angst?

The Trainer showed me leg weights to improve. I will try anything to be fit.  I’m once again lightening my load to around 11 kilos waking up thinking what next to ditch from my pack.

Hiking solo, there  is  not the luxury of divvying up gear with another or buying pricey corrective eyewear.  So, more pack weight.  I am NOT doing without water, tent, sleeping bag, food; cookware; compass; glasses; dry bags, hanging bear bag, snow options.

Don’t hate; just deal with it.

My neighbors are confused; Wearing a pack, poles, leg weights, weird clothes, and “walk”. For miles. “Where IS she going?” They  loudly whisper, behind fingers, shaking their heads.

There is just one guy who did the AT and “gets it”. He hikes solo too. He kindly showed me his pack contents.

Are we weird?

How are YOU training?



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Comments 3

  • pearwood : Mar 26th

    Go for it, Naomi.
    My AT start ended early because I was definitely not in shape for it. Now it’s time to get the body ready for next year. Leg weights sound like a good idea.
    Blessings on your way,
    Steve / pearwood

  • Just Bob : Mar 29th

    I so agree with you. “Exact your training as if you were starting your hike today”.


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