Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Altitude Running

Several have asked me about the effects that I may experience normally running in the Oklahoma City area (elevation roughly 1,100 feet) and then running in Colorado (ranging from 5,000-8,000 feet). While there is a significant change in altitude between the two areas I don't feel that much difference with my body. My times seem slower, but not noticeably so, maybe a minute or so slower. I can't explain it. I wasn't any more tired after my run yesterday than I normally would be after running 4 miles.

I didn't get my wakeup call this morning in time to run, so there is a chance I might run late this afternoon or early evening. I think today in Gillette, WY the highs are supposed to peak around 86 or 87. Yesterday it was 100 degrees when I drove into town around 6:30 pm.

Great Hump Day to all.

6 comments:

txrunnergirl said...

I didn't notice too much of a difference in Denver either. Of course, I was too busy looking at the scenery, so that's probably why.

scott keeps running said...

Sounds like you may have mountain man lungs. Good. Nice run. Enjoy beautiful Gillette. :)

Marcy said...

Yuck, 100 degrees, huh? I hope you got your run in ;D

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

weird. i live at altitude and feel like superwoman when i'm at sea level.

Mom tried decaf once said...

I can barely walk in higher altitudes after living here so long! You da man!

Darrell said...

Looks like we both enjoy the challenge of getting our runs in while we travel.