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training at high elevations (Read 889 times)

    I'm running Crater Lake this August also. I figured I'd do a hard one first. My mom has worked communications at the Rim Runs for the last 20 years and convinced me that if I was going to run a marathon I had to run "hers". The difficulty is making me nervous a little but I figure If I just go planning to finish I am sure I will do fine. I live at 3,000. Today we took a drive up to 5,000 feet for a run and I didn't feel much difference. Actually I felt great because it was also 20 degrees cooler!
    *´¨) ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.*¨) (¸.·´ (¸.·´ *Daisy*


    A Dance with Monkeys

      Great Wall and Comrades are 2 others I am interested in.
      Sounds like you need to come and run Monkey...


      Imminent Catastrophe

        Sounds like you need to come and run Monkey...
        Trent never passes up an opportunity...

        "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

         "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

        "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

         

        √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

        Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

        Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


        Go Pre!

          Sounds like you need to come and run Monkey...
          Sorry Trent, I did mean to mention running your Monkey Hunt - I am interested in the crowded types first but I see myself running The Flying Monkey after satiating my hunger for the gaudy events Smile


          Imminent Catastrophe

            Cool! That one gets great reviews in terms of scenery and difficulty. Good stuff! I look forward to your report.
            http://www.runningahead.com/maps/714e9a56dea043eabb75548bde53f8bd Hmmm, I better do some hillwork.

            "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

             "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

            "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

             

            √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

            Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

            Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

              Thanks for the Map. I've heard some stories about that big hill!
              *´¨) ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.*¨) (¸.·´ (¸.·´ *Daisy*


              Imminent Catastrophe

                Thanks for the Map. I've heard some stories about that big hill!
                My map is just an "best guess", but I think that it's pretty close, and the elevation profile got my attention! Yeah, that hill looks brutal. See ya there, daisy!

                "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                 "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                 

                √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


                Imminent Catastrophe

                  I'm currently in Artesia, New Mexico running...I left Jacksonville, FL which is right at sea level...Artesia is above 6k feet....The first few days it felt strange running around here, but now I'm doing alright...For my mid-term PT test I ran a mile and a half in 10:03... Just my $0.02
                  dmiller, looks like I'll be joining you in Artesia in a couple of weeks. How's the running?

                  "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                   "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                  "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                   

                  √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                  Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                  Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                    Hi there, I live and train at 5500ft. I noticed when I began that I was slow, and had difficulty breathing the thinner air. But, that passes, and by day 3 you should be fine! Smile
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