Mon, 8 September 2014
Long-time followers may recall an article I wrote way back in 2004 titled, the Altitude Applecart. No article before or since has seemed to garnered as much impact as that one did for no particular reason, I suppose. However, like so many things, altitude performance was and still is an area of great interest to me because it represents an extreme environment where hours, days and years of preparation can dissipate into an oxygen-deprived hallucination. More recently, extended training camps at altitude have renewed discussion on if and how extended periods of time living at altitude can improve performance. Interestingly, altitude training could be potentially used to mask EPO use, but that's another topic I won't cover. The purpose of this Tipcast is to explain some options you can take to perform your best at altitude. If you want to learn more about the physiological impacts of altitude, checkout the blog. If you're interested in learning about how to utilize altitude training to your benefit, I recommend listening to the Semi-Pro Cycling Podcast, which did an excellent job reviewing that topic.
Also a reminder that this is the final Tipcast reminder for my XX2i Giveaway. Get those comments, emails and reviews in today!
Direct download: ESP_TipCast_45__Training_and_racing_at_altitude.m4a
Category:Tipcast -- posted at: 5:28pm EST