Cairn Stone Adventure Tours

Training Comments
 
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED
FOR NEW ZEALAND
OR
AS A TRAINING PARTNER
TO HIKE WITH US.

EXCEPTIONS ARE: OPTIONAL/BONUS HIKES/EVENTS
OR
YOUR ONE TIME GUEST EVALUATION HIKE

HOW TO INSTRUCTIONS ON THE ALL FORMS PAGE

 
CAIRN ALUMNI; PLEASE CHECK WITH COACH
BEFORE BRINGING FAMILY OR FRIENDS
 

TRAINING SCHEDULE
  
(CURRENT SCHEDULE)

HIKING FOR FITNESS

OR

 TO EXTREME DAY-HIKE

This may be the only adventure tour which includes the training. A specialized training course (usually 9 months) developed and presented by Coach Ron Gunn to prepare participants to achieve an endurance level of 10 to 14 HOF (hours on feet) while reverse mountaineering through the Grand Canyon or other destination hike locations.  His program was originally based on years of successful marathon training for runners.  After 13 years of fine tuning for extreme hiking it works well.  The lecture before each hike eventually cover all aspects of training  for hiking with a day-pack, reverse mountaineering and hiking at altitude including: proper dress, equipment, nutritional needs, proper hydration and safety concerns.

16 or more progressive overload  hikes are planned throughout the 8-9 month training season at interesting venues. 

(NOTE:  The 2018 schedule is 13 months long with 28 planned courses to prepare the New Zealand trekkers for February 2019.) 

 Each course is well marked and monitored for safety.  Course maps and water refill points are provided. 

You will also find this training useful for your personal goals such as; vacations at other hike destinations, to simply get fit, stay fit, lose weight, or train for half/full marathon or other endurance race events.  Sign up as a Training Partner for one of Coach Gunn's proven training courses to assure your successful marathon or other endurance experience.

MARATHON TRAINING*,
HONOLULU OR OTHER FALL RACE 

This may be the only adventure tour which includes training.
A specialized 9 month Marathon training course developed and presented by Coach Ron Gunn for the travelers to Hawaii that will run/walk the Honolulu Marathon in December.  This training is also available for anyone planning to run a marathon in the fall this year.  Sign up as a Training Partner to join Coach Gunn's proven course to assure your successful marathon experience.

*Marathon Group Training does not happen every year.  However, Coach Gunn is available for one on one training.  Contact him directly to discuss.  See Contact Us