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Running at High Altitude

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I have signed up for the <a href="" target="_blank">Steamboat Springs Marathon</a> ...June 1.......<br><br>
I will arrive a few days before....<br><br>
It starts at about 8500 ft...down to about 6800 ft.<br><br>
I have NEVER run in altitude....<br><br>
Any racing suggestions?<br><br>
How about anyone that has never trained in altitude...but raced there.....What was your experience?
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Hey Tim, that looks like a nice fast course. <img alt="smile.gif" src=""><br><br>
I train mostly at ~4500', and I have done a couple net downhill races starting at ~8000'. On the uphill stretches, although breathing was not difficult, I sometimes felt like I was struggling to get enough oxygen. But I was able to keep my goal race pace or better on the downhills.<br><br>
I agree with choovie that you would help your body acclimate if you could give yourself a couple days at elevation before the race. And you need to be careful to stay hydrated.<br><br>
I think FF has some information on how you can expect altitude to affect your performance.<br><br>
I gotta try a low-elevation race one of these days.
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