I ate altitude for breakfast!

We are up near Lake Tahoe visiting my mom.  She lives at an elevation of approximately 5500 ft.  Since I am on my Runner’s World Run Streak, plus training for a bunch of races in the near future, I went for a run this morning.  The first half mile felt like the equivalent of running 5 miles at my normal sea level.  Once I got past that it started to feel really good.  My endorphins kicked in and I loved it.  Had a great 5 mile run.  At my mom’s I usually run an out and back since I don’t know all the roads super well.  I had wished I ran further out by the time I got back to my moms.  I can’t wait to run again tomorrow…and for longer!  I am definitely half crazy.

On a side note, this is a cute picture of my daughter playing in the baby pool my mom got her.  She loves coming to “Nana’s” house.

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Do you live and train at a high elevation?