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Tamara Lunger MOUNTAINEER

What is your goal and why are you going for it?

My Goal of this year was to achieve the First winter ascent of Nanga Parbat so I was training for that. But actually I am constantly in training for my next objective, even if I don’t know what it is yet. I really enjoy the process!

How did Mountain Athletics training help you to prepare for your goal?

It’s really important that you have the confidence in your body that it is strong enough to do the hard work when it really matters. Of course you need to be fast in certain moments of your expeditions, or carry a lot of weight, sometimes spending 12 hours in a row on the mountain and therefore you need to adapt your body to that challenge. Following a structured training program like Mountain Athletics really helped me to test my progress throughout my preparations and make adaptations to the plan along the way if necessary.

How often do you train with Mountain Athletics?

I train every day, sometimes even twice. But it depends on how much time I have, the weather and also the feeling I have about what would be good for my body that day.

What else do you do in addition to training?

I try to sleep well and eat healthy, meditate every day and keep in mind that I’m very privileged to have this kind of “work”. It never feels like a chore or something I have to do, so I’m very lucky.
All the years of injury has taught me a lot. It is not always the quantity, but more often the quality of training. You need to feel free and happy in what you are doing and listen to your body.

  • What is your goal and why are you going for it?

    My Goal of this year was to achieve the First winter ascent of Nanga Parbat so I was training for that. But actually I am constantly in training for my next objective, even if I don’t know what it is yet. I really enjoy the process!

  • How did Mountain Athletics training help you to prepare for your goal?

    It’s really important that you have the confidence in your body that it is strong enough to do the hard work when it really matters. Of course you need to be fast in certain moments of your expeditions, or carry a lot of weight, sometimes spending 12 hours in a row on the mountain and therefore you need to adapt your body to that challenge. Following a structured training program like Mountain Athletics really helped me to test my progress throughout my preparations and make adaptations to the plan along the way if necessary.

  • How often do you train with Mountain Athletics?

    I train every day, sometimes even twice. But it depends on how much time I have, the weather and also the feeling I have about what would be good for my body that day.

  • What else do you do in addition to training?

    I try to sleep well and eat healthy, meditate every day and keep in mind that I’m very privileged to have this kind of “work”. It never feels like a chore or something I have to do, so I’m very lucky.
    All the years of injury has taught me a lot. It is not always the quantity, but more often the quality of training. You need to feel free and happy in what you are doing and listen to your body.

TAMARA LUNGER

Mountaineer

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