You know, I love me an easy run. If running isn’t your jam then swap it for rowing, biking, swimming, or some other form of steady-state cardio. If you’re avoiding running because of an injury, you still have time to sort that shit out. If you can’t run now, how do you think you’ll feel in the fall when you’re staring down the barrel of a 6-hour hike with 70-pounds?
5 minutes Zone 1
30 minutes Zone 2
5 minutes Zone 3
Zone 1 – Very easy with little to no impact on respiratory rate
Zone 2 – Easy but able to maintain a conversation without interruption
Zone 3 – Moderate but sustainable for 1+ hours. 5-10 words without interruption
Zone 4 – Hard but sustainable for ~10 minutes. 2-3 words before interruption.
Zone 5 – 97% effort for the given duration.
Motivate your friends and the hunting community at large. Share alternate or complimentary workouts. Post your sets in the comments and let us know how you feel pre/post workout.