So, here I am again, looking for some of the extremely helpful info the HAZ members have. This time it is directly related to the actual training hikes. Here is my scenario:
I am losing a little weight as I go. Well, there is along way to go in that department! haha As I do my hikes, I can expect to lose weight, especially with my nutrition plan. I know my hikes later will be with a pack, but not terribly heavy. Would it make sense that for every pound I lose, I add a pound of weight to my pack? Seems like it would be beneficial.... I don't want to start with much until I am good and used to the hiking again anyway, but I do know there are benefits to hiking with weight.
Would a pack with weight be better, or a weight vest?
Also, any advice on alternating from longer training hikes and shorter ones with heavier weight? I want to get my cardio up a little while doing this. ( I can't run as I would like. Ankle issues have sorta haulted that for the time being.)
Anyone tried this or have an acquaitance who has? Any literature or articles out there on this particular idea?
Thanks for you thoughts!