31 Jul '14, 4am

Going up? Prepare for high altitudes with these expert #runningtips:

Competing in mountain races—or just tackling the occasional mountain run—isn't limited to folks that live in places like Chamonix, Aspen, and Mt. Hood. Sure, it'd be great to train on a mountain trail similar to the one you’ll face in your goal race or run, but there are ways to prepare yourself that don't include daily high-alpine adventures. So whether you live with mountain trails out your back door or with no trails (or hills) in sight, there's hope for your training if you follow these expert tips. If you live near mountains with trails… Brandy Erholz, four-time member of the U.S. Mountain Running Team, lives in Evergreen, Colorado, with plenty of access to mountain trails. When training for mountains, Erholz maintains many of the same principles that she uses to train for a road race. “The weekly long run is important,” she says, “and so is a tempo run and some sort ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/mountain-training/how-to-trai...

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