We have worked with the experts at Running With Us to create a training guide for each Mighty Hike. Each guide includes a 15-week training plan and all the information you need about finding the right kit, preparing for different terrain, preventing injury and nutrition.
Make sure you spend time trying on different shoe styles to find something with good support and grip that suits you, and take a fresh pair of socks to change into halfway through your hikes.
You might need to rework our training plans so they fit around your lifestyle and that’s ok. Schedule in the sessions for the days and times that give you the best opportunity to focus.
As well as hiking try to fit in some cross-training such as cycling, swimming and gym work which will quickly enhance your fitness and make the miles feel easier.
Throughout your training make sure you are drinking lots of water, eating well and resting when needed to reduce the risk of injury and fatigue.
The changeable British weather is all part of the challenge, so make sure you check the forecast before each hike and dress sensibly.
It’s not a challenge to be underestimated – I definitely earned every penny of my sponsorship! The feeling when I crossed the finish line made all the aches worth it and I would do it all over again.
Hayley Short, Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike 2019
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