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I've been looking at various altitude tents but yes they are hugely expensive. I think the race starts at 800m goes to about 3000m then finishes at 2200m.
I've got 5-6 days booked in June out where the race takes place to try and work out whereabouts exactly on the course i'm going to pass out on race day!! I'm also going back out there 5 days before the race itself to get in some last minute training and to get out the big prayer mat.
I've also looked at various altitude training masks you can buy but they look ever so slightly odd to say the least.
I tend to agree.. And big hairy ones at that.
I don't think passing through 3,000m will give you altitude sickness.
You will feel short of breath, probably, but then you will be running, and on hills!
Haven't done altitude training, but have run while on ski holidays, staying in a resort height of 2050m.
I used to do a few miles up and down the mountain in the afternoons, shuttling between our resort and the next one down which was 1800m.
It was OK going down, bit of a b*gger coming back up. I didn't find it any different other than I would get more breathless and find my HR higher than when bimbling around at home, but having sorted that out on the first day, had no problems after that. Coming back up was just like doing continuous miles of hills.
Wilkie wrote (see)
I don't think passing through 3,000m will give you altitude sickness. You will feel short of breath, probably, but then you will be running, and on hills!
Cheers Irish. Only reason i'm doing this race is because i was holidaying last year in the village where the race finishes and watched a load of kids ( 12-16 years old) complete the run. I stupidly thought if they can do it i certainly can.
I didn't exactly do my homework and i just came home,signed up and paid my money. Several weeks after entering i then found out that the kids dont do the full course. They do just under half distance.
Well done me!