Altitude affects me

I ran more slowly than I normally would when running at 8000ft. But I didn’t feel particularly more tired. I couldn’t get my HR up. About 83% seemed the highest it would go. Now I wasn’t racing or anything but it felt more like a 90% effort at the time.

When I got back to SB Mike had me run at for 2.5 hours doing the uphills at 85%. I did that and found I’d run up to Jesusita faster than I’d done all year (not my fastest time ever, but then I was only going 85%).

My heart and lungs were feeling fine, my legs were more tired than I’d expect from an 85% effort.

I guess that’s why they say you should sleep at altitude and train at sea-level.


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