Elevation makes a difference!

11 May

People have said that running at lower elevations than Denver (which is a mile above sea level) is so easy. They feel like they could run forever.

Well, I tried running in Minnesota one summer and it sure didn’t feel any easier. But then I thought, maybe I was trying to run at too fast of pace or the humidity was just as bad as altitude.

I’m pretty sure it was one of the two because this morning I went on a run in St. George, UT, which is about the same elevation as Minnesota and I felt absolutely AMAZING!! The first half of the run was even uphill but I felt great.

This experience has made me even more optimistic that training at altitude for a marathon at sea level will work out in my favor. I just have to be very careful that I don’t try to run too fast and end up screwing myself over like I did when I ran my half marathon 2 years ago.

I am SO excited about marathon training… it feels good to have a goal again.

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