After spending a week at altitude (around 8000 or 9000 feet), my body started to get acclimated to the reduced oxygen. Plus I got quite a bit of physical exercise with all the hiking. There was also the uphill sprint, where David, Ryan and I sprinted up a 60-degree rocky grade, cutting each other off and sliding for about 60 vertical feet. Man, we all panted when we stopped and could not catch our breath.
Anyway, I went for a run yesterday for 3.6 miles, plus a little walking to cool down brought me to 4 miles. I think that's my best run yet since probably track in high school! Go me! Or, go extra red blood cells! (Or is it an increase in 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate? I love clicking around Wikipedia.)
[Imported comment* originally authored by jason.] after moving back to town, i've gotten back in the habbit of running to work 3-4 days a week (from our driveway to the office is almost 3.2 miles exactly), and even in the two months that i've been back doing it the trek has gotten considerably easier. i'd love to see how some altitude training would kick up the run a notch!
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