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Poster: not a kiwifruit
Subject: RE: Altitude Training
ABQ is plenty high enough. you can live at anywhere from 5000 to 6000ft. granted it would be more IDEAL if you could live at 7-8thousand, but then this presents training issues as well. you can still hammer good intervals, good pace on tempos at 5000ft. not so at 7+.
add to that, you can fly anywhere in the US in 4hrs or less from abq's airport. not the case w/ flag, mammoth, WY, etc. even boulder can be dicey in the winter w/ delays at DIA. that and my bags have been lost 3 times through DIA. ugh. and it snows in boulder. It snows in abq, but then it melts by noon at the latest.
[quote]High Altitude Runner wrote:
Albuquerque is not high enough. Neither is Boulder. If you're investing time and money into this pick a place that is 7000 feet or higher. I know the consensus is usually at least 6500 feet but from personal experience I think you need to be above 7000...preferably closer to mid-7000s or higher.
Places include: Big Bear, CA. Alamosa, CO. Laramie, WY. Flagstaff, AZ.[quote]
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