I wondered the same thing.
I found this:
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:38 am Post subject: Reply with quote
My training consists of two daily routines:
1. Walking - to the car.
2. Elbow bends - using 12-ounce weights (soda).
I don't get on the trail near as often as I'd like, but when I do, it's usually more than a nature walk. My last Skyline was a leisurely 7 hours. My next hike won't be until later this summer, 260 miles of PCT over 2 weeks.
I get in shape on the trail. And less you think I'm a youngster, my first San Jac hike was in 1972.
So, what am I trying to say? I guess anyone could do it, but most following my training system will have a difficult time or fail. I'm sure I'd do better with regular exercise, but I'm too lazy after w*rk.
BUT, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND MY METHOD TO ANYONE. My body seems to remember how to hike and fall into the routine easily, and I'm more comfortable on the trail than off.
Gotta go, it's time for my nap.
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