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Hypoxic Training and Leadville 100 Pacing

Posted February 05, 2016 04:01PM by Skye in the Running Forum

Skye Skye Nott
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Really interesting video on training for events at high altitude, strategies for pacing, and look inside the kinds of things they do at the High Altitude Training Center.

CTS Athlete Rebecca Rusch is no stranger to altitude. She's won the Leadville 100 four times and is a 6-time World Champion. As she prepares for a new adventure on Kilimanjaro she's spending time in the High Altitude Training Center (HATC) at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs with her coach Dean Golich. Here she talks about the rationale behind her time in the HATC, and how it applies to athletes getting ready for the Leadville 100 and other events at altitude.

If you're interested in more discussion of training methods for high altitude events, this article over at Carmichael Training might be of interest:

Do Altitude Training Masks Work for Endurance Athletes?

"The short answer to the question of whether you should invest in an altitude training mask is: No. But, as with so many things in sports science, there’s more to the story because there can be benefits to exercising in a hypoxic environment, they’re just not the ones you normally associate with altitude training."

Are you training for a high altitude event? How are you training and what's your pacing strategy?

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