Exercising at Altitude and Peak Fitness
When we initially moved here, I was actively running and observed a big distinction in striking the edge up here vs the SF East Bay at sea level! It seemed like it took 2-3 months to reach the speed and endurance I was at, it was rather a change!
I've continued exercises up here generally non-stop from a couple times/week to all week. The path adds here to make running a satisfaction! They're extremely sloping and normally on mountain bicycle tracks, some have me performing at 7-8,000 ft. I likewise have a couple of good paved bike path and roadway runs, we have a brand-new all-weather condition track up here I use just a couple of times/year, generally for 200 and 400 meters.
Training for the Lake Tahoe Marathon a couple of years had me doing long terms on highway 89 along the real marathon path. Even though I trained several 12, 15, 17, 19 miles runs, the marathon of 26 miles is simply too darn wish for my physique. I'm more of a brief runner, sprinter. I did it and questioned why! I've run the Dipsea race at Mill Valley 16 times in a row, a hardsloping path goes to the beach, my last race there was many years ago, ... think it's time to do it once again!