So as the days tick closer to January they also tick closer to me needing to start my conditioning for this years wildland fire season. Thought it may apply here. It gets me prepped to carry a line pack, use a hand tool, and run a hose (Often all done at the same time) 16 hours a day for 14 days straight with no days off. Here is my training routine: Week1: Mon, Wed, Fri 1 mile jog or run 4 sets of 15 pushups, 4x20 situps, 3x3 pullups Week2: MWF 2 mile jog or run 5x20 PU, 5x20 SU, 3x4 Pullups Week3: MWF 1mile packed jog (15-20lb) 5x20PU, 5X20 SU, 3X4Pullups Week 4: MWF No run 6X20PU, 6X20 SU, 4X4Pullups Week 5: M, T, TH, F Monday and thursday 3mile run. Tuesday, Friday 2mile packed jog (20-25lb) 6X20PU, 6X20SU, 4X5 Pullups Week6: MWF 4mile packed jog (30-35lb) 6X20PU, 6X20SU, 4X6 Pullups After week 6 I continue to increase run distances and pack weights until I hit 5 miles for my runs and at least 45lb for my packed jogs. In between all this i try to get up into the mountains and hike around with a pack and with my fire boots on to make sure they are broken in for the season. Much of my runs will also be done in my boots. This will prepare me not only for the season itself but also the packtest that is required to be re-certified. The pack test is 3 miles with a 45lb pack in under 45 min. Feel free to leave any questions or comments. This may not work for you or may not be the best routine but its what I do and it has worked for me.