Runners: how much does elevation effect your body?

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  1. LaFinduMonde

    LaFinduMonde New Member

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    I spent this summer in Baltimore, which is basically at sea level. By the end of the summer, I was able to run 9 miles at a 7-something pace (and still have more left in the tank). Before this summer (all spent in NY), the longest I'd ever run was 4 miles.

    Fast forward to now: Im back in NY, and I'm struggling to run 1 mile at a 7 minute pace. This is 2 weeks removed from running those 9 miles. The elevation here is a little over 1,000 feet above sea level.

    Is it possible that 1,000 feet means this much difference, or am I simply psychologically beaten? :hs:
     
  2. LaFinduMonde

    LaFinduMonde New Member

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    plz halp me
     
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    probably.. you could find info on google about this. it affects race cars too.
     
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    Synthetic should be able to chime in...
     
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    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    1000 ft makes almost n difference dude. man up dont be a pussy. I went from sea level to Denver (mile high) for weeks at a time, makes the cardio a little harder but nothing like you posted.
     
  8. LaFinduMonde

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    :hsugh:

    How am I being a pussy when my body is telling me that I'm winded way earlier than normal?
     
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    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    yep. their is no reason for you to go from 9 miles to 1. its all in your head.
     
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    i think its in your head
     
  11. LaFinduMonde

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    it must be the shoes. I've bought a new pair...

    the shoes should arrive when this flu breaks. I'll update then
     
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