Ok goooood that makes me feel bettter
yeah you're meant to feel shit straight after...and awesome after a couple of weeks. I think? Roll with that.
Yeah that sounds good Lizzie, might have to pick a date to do a time trial then haha
Welllll I just read that to get benefit out of altitude training you need to be up there for 3-4 weeks and that if you train as much as we did in one week then we will have no benefits and actually feel worse coming back cause we have sort of put our body through altitude sickness
Does 1800m even really count as altitude? I remember doing the High-O at Falls Creek with a friend who kept complaining about the air being thin (and he'd grown up in Johannesburg which is similar altitude) but I really didn't know what he was talking about because I couldn't notice any difference.
Of course, the benefit of a week's training at Falls is still increased fitness :)
Yeah I think 1800 is beneficial and yes we did increase fitness and I learned how to do Mone also I got a heaps good tan.
I think it's high enough to count as "altitude"...it's about the same elevation at mt Laguna / boulder in the US where people do their altitude camps? Or that's what I'll go with anyway ;)
Maybe we should have done all our training on Mt McKay ;)
Yeah we should have just camped there instead
I'd always been under the understanding that 1600m was pretty marginal to be considered "altitude training", but Falls Creek offers a great training environment even without the altitude.
Boulder's at about 1700m, but it's at the base of the range so there is plenty of higher country (some of it much higher) in the vicinity.