Wowee. I went for a run today. It was the first real run at regular altitude.
I was really surprised. I had a feeling it might be good, because I was trotting up the hill today with the dog and found I was not at all short of breath like I have been in New Mexico. But I had no idea.
I only ran for a short time,….It was cold, rainy and I was concerned since I had not been running, I might have a hard time.
As it turned out, training at altitude has helped me. I was able to run longer than expected, and I never really got short of breath. Each time I increased speed (about every quarter mile) I was able to do it. I ran actually faster than I did in the race in Moab and felt less Short of breath etc.
So Yaaay. I'm still slow, but I'm about a half a minute faster than I was before I left.
This all bodes well for a return to Altitude after some more intensive training this summer. We'll see though, my life has a way of changing rapidly.
Things are looking good for running. I hope I can keep it up injury free.
And I want to lose some weight. There is a bit of a debate here, as certain people do not want me to lose weight…but I know that I can do it healthfully…and they are not my monitors. ;) Or maybe they are, but they aren't handy. LOL.