4. Training

  1. How to train
  1. How to train

    1. You should be able to walk 3 miles at a constant pace of 18 – 20 minute miles. Follow the first few weeks of the Training Plan below and this will create a great fitness base for the start of your official training for the Inca Trail Challenge.
    2. A bespoke Training Plan will be sent to you in your first Walker Pack. 
    3. Whilst out Training, remember the talk test... you should always feel your heart rate increase, but still be able to have a conversation with your walking pal. If you feel unnaturally uncomfortable please stop and consult your doctor.
    4. Your goal should be to reach a walking pace of 15 minute miles or less. You will not be walking this speed on the Trail, however the technique of Power Walking is similar to trekking on trails and across stones and steps.
    5. You will be out Walking for 6-8 hours a day in Peru, to cover the distance required within the 4 days. Trekking at altitude can be challenging and is much slower than when you are following the Training Plan. 
    6. If you have any discomfort or concerns in these early weeks of training please consult your doctor for advice.

    Arctic Marathon Training Schedule

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