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Effects of Altitude on Power, Pace, Drinking Ability, etc.
So I recently moved from Asheville, NC (lived at ~2400ft - would regularly train into the 3,000s) to Boulder (~5400) and have definitely noticed the effects on power, pace, cooking, my ability to not get tipsy off of a single beer, etc. There are a few benchmarks on what to expect as far as pace or power (see below) but I've found the entire experience and new expectations-setting to be a bit bewildering. There's not a lot out there when you start to google this.
So now I'm heading to race at St. George, which in my mind is not "at altitude", but others have argued differently. Does anyone have any personal tips for "recalibrating" efforts—especially race efforts—based on the differences in elevation? Any tips in general?Running
: 1+ seconds per 400 meters (4-5 sec/mile) per 1000 feet above 3000 feet of altitude, at 4000 alt = 4-5 sec/mile, 5000 alt = 8-10 sec/mile, 6000 alt = 12-15 sec/mile, 7000 alt = 16-20 sec/mile, 8000 alt = 20-25 sec/mile, etc.FTP