I’m still at my mom’s up near Lake Tahoe. Elevation 5500ft. I am also still in the middle of my Runner’s World Run Streak (Memorial Day to 4th of July) Along with that I am also training for a bunch of races starting in August with The Giant Half Marathon SF, Lululemon Sea Wheeze, and runDisney Dumbo Challenge at Disneyland. The first day I was here I ran 5 miles and the beginning was significantly more difficult, but after about a half mile I felt great. The weather was also perfect which helps a lot. After I got back to my mom’s I had wished I ran further because I had a lot of energy left. The next day I knew I wanted to do a few more miles than 5. It was a little windier out which on the way out was at my back and it felt good. The last half of the run I was running against the wind and that was a little tough, but I still felt pretty good. I ended up doing 8 miles in mostly an out and back with a few loops thrown in. I was definitely ready for some water and food when I got back to my mom’s. After I do a lot of running up at this elevation and return back to my home at sea level I feel like I could run for days. It is such an amazing feeling.
On a side note, they have the most amazing sunsets up here and the skies are so beautiful. This is a painting my mom did of the skies.
Do you live at a higher elevation? Have you ran a race at a higher elevation?