04 Oct '16, 5pm

How to adapt your training when training at high elevation.

How to adapt your training when training at high elevation.

Short bursts of speed twice a week and some hill repeats will help expand your anaerobic threshold, which is an indication of your body’s ability to process lactic acid. Improving your body’s ability to handle lactic acid will be one key way to prep your body for what is to come. While it usually takes weeks to fully acclimate, for a shorter trip like yours you should allow two to three days to adjust by running easy. Running at altitude requires more red blood cells that have an oxygen carrying capacity and more mitochondria, so until these adaptations occur, don’t expect running at altitude to feel easy. 2017 Runner’s World Calendar: Run farther, faster, and stronger 365 days a year! Here are some more tips that should help you during your time at altitude: Include a longer warm up: Ease into activity, as this allows your heart rate and breathing rate to gradually increa...

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