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Training for the Uphill Athlete

By: Steve House,Scott Johnston,Kilian Jornet
Narrated by: Roger Wayne
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Summary

Dovetailing on the success of Training for the New Alpinism and Patagonia's own emphasis on all mountain use, Training for the Uphill Athlete translates theory into methodology to allow you to write your own training plans and coach yourself to endurance goals.  

Steve House, one of the best mountaineers, and his coach Scott Johnston, an Olympic-level cross country ski coach, along with Kilian Jornet, hands down best endurance athlete at this time, present training principles for the multisport mountain athlete who regularly participates in a mix of distance running, ski mountaineering, and other endurance sports that require optimum fitness and customized strength.  

This is an authoritative but accessible training manual for athletes and coaches who feel most alive in the mountains or pushing the uphill ascent. Distance running, ski mountaineering, skimo, and skyrunning are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and are often undertaken by the same person during a single year. This book collects the scientifically backed and athlete-tested wisdom and experience of three of the best uphill athletes and coaches and extrapolates both to educate outdoor athletes of all stripes to perform their best.

©2019 Patagonia Works (P)2020 Tantor

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No PDF Attachment

Great book as expected but there is no PDF attachment to reference to. I think this is probably a mistake but I really need the graphs, exercises ect.

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There is no pdf

Great book but you really need the pdf to make use of it, very disappointing

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Does not work as an audiobook

This is a fascinating book with some great technical content interspersed with athlete stories to maintain interest. However the "manual" aspect of it does not work in an audio format with tables of weekly training plans being read out. The intro of the book makes reference to downloadable PDF for the tables but after contacting Audible technical support I discovered there is no intended PDF to accompany the book and the TFTUA website does not have any additional content that would accompany the book (unless you want to pay for a training plan). So unless you want to buy the paperback or Kindle version as well I'd skip this book.

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Great book, but....

I've just started the book for the second time straight after finishing it the first time, I've logged on to Audible to download the necessary accompanying PDF and it doesn't exist! This must be an oversight, come on Audible, please work your magic and contact the publishers and ask for it to be added

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Heavily reliant on missing tables and charts.

Necessary charts and tables not available as PDF. Good book let down by publisher.

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Don’t waste a credit

This is probably a really useful book, but it’s hard to absorb the information without seeing the “pictures”
Just about useless without the charts and tables and graphs that would be in a hard copy

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This book is better in paper version

Unfortunately this doesn’t work well as an audio book as you really need to see the reference material that is constantly being referred to. Very dry when consumed as audio only & much of the value is lost

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No PDF - No point to the book without it

Disappointing from Audible. there isn't a PDF Have had to pay for a paper copy.

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  • 27-12-20

Missing a PDF to reference

Great book filled with valuable information on training. Be prepared to stop, rewind, and take notes. When the book is referenced you have nothing to look at as there is no pdf included for these items. The book would be a better long term investment.

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  • Bullfrogpro
  • 03-12-20

Too technical for audiobook format

This book is awesome but it needs an extensive pdf. There are many sections you’ll possibly want to reference so I’m returning the audiobook and buying the print.

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  • Oscar
  • 17-05-21

Needs PDF

Great content overall but audiobook needs PDF. Better buy the actual paper book for now.

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  • 25-08-21

Awesome book!

This book is well written with interesting topics. It's answered many questions I've had for years. I have done weight training including cardio consistently for the past 30 years and this book has put in perspective the concept of overtraining and the importance of rest. I recommend this book to anyone who pursues and fitness.

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  • Jeremy Ryan Whitley
  • 10-10-20

Wonderful!

This manual is more like a story that informs the reader/listener of what is needed to live a life filled with performance and health.

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  • David Boyle
  • 24-01-23

Great book!

Very informative and eye opening even for a long time runner. Really clears up the unappreciated stage of base building.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-11-22

No PDF!

Really disappointing that audible doesnt give you the pdf that absolutely should be a part of this book. Its nearly pointless without the pdf and its messed up that audible provides no way to access it.

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  • Soren G. Brockdorf
  • 28-08-22

Buy the Book

It drives me nuts when books like this don't include a pdf. Yes, do buy the book. No, do not buy the audio. Unless you want to spend hours listening to someone read off line-by-line training schedules and endlessly not having the page to look up crucial information like how to calculate AED, which is referred to maybe 20 times. If I just had page 192, or any of the other of pages referred to for reference in the audible book.

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  • asiasoon
  • 17-08-22

Good information

Loved the book - content and stories. However, referencing the charts and tables via audio without a PDF was tedious at times. This book really needs to be read via hard copy (i.e,, paper!).

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  • Doctor M.
  • 16-08-22

Beware: No PDF, no charts

Great book, but do not buy from Audible - there are no graphics referenced in the book.