Whether you're planning on doing a race at a high elevation (Like the Norcal TM 6,500f) or one of the local races (RhinO-Course, TM, Spartan 2,000f) training at altitude can only help your performance.
Robert Chapman, exercise physiologist in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Indiana University Bloomington says "At altitude, a person breathes more, and that extra breathing stays with you when you come back down from altitude. Extra breathing uses more muscles, more energy, and the body has to work more to regulate blood flow"
There are varying opinions on Altitude Training but the bottom line is: us desert rats have to work a lot harder when we go do these races in higher elevations. Within the first 400m of last years NorCal TM it felt like our lungs couldn't get the air they needed and lactic acid took over our legs.
We have been training in Mount Charleston (6,500f) and want you to come along next Saturday, 8/11/2012.
We will be trail running and working with partners/harnesses to throw in some good resistance training.
Since we are going to be up in the cool, beautiful mountains we thought we would hire a camp cook to make a mountain man breakfast after our training so we can kick back and recover before driving back home!
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