We had intended to do a two day overnight trip, but ended up boating with friends (lots of fun) on Saturday, so I had to fit the hiking in on Sunday. The rest of the week was filled with the usual weights and cardio. For weightlifting, I use a fairly comprehensive routine. My leg work focuses on 4 sets of 15 reps or 5 sets of 10 reps. I don't usually work with rep ranges higher than 15, maybe I should, but so far I haven't. The usual exercises like squats, lunges (usually dynamic), stiff leg dead-lifts, leg extensions and leg curls are the staples of my leg work. Although, I recently did some hack squats (4 sets of 15 reps) that absolutely hammered my thighs.
I picked up a really good DVD called “Train To Climb Mt. Rainier” produced by Body Results Inc. There was some really good information on it. It lays out a very nice training program and provides some really nice benchmarks to train toward. I would definitely recommend it for those new to training for climbing (like myself). I also took the time to review the three training pod-casts put out by RMI Expeditions. These are also filled with very interesting information. Definitely worth taking the time to listen to.
We are heading to the beach for a couple of days this coming week so training will be put on hold. I'm going to shoot for some active rest; morning runs, stretching and some body-weight calisthenics. Honestly, so long as I don't eat too badly, the rest will do me good.