Can you go lower for some of your training?
As a side note, I’ve often thought that the ideal scenario would be to live at 6-7,000′ with easy access to < 5,000' and > 10,000′. Then you could go up or down as training required.
I posed this question to the folks at Uphill Athlete via the contact form and they also suggested I solicit feedback from the knowledgeable community at large ) I hadn’t explored the forums yet – what a wealth of info!
I am following the 8-week training plan in preparation for the Haute Route in April. The more articles I read on UpHill Athlete’s website, and the further I get into the training plan, I am wondering what kind of adaptations or tweaks I might need to be making to my training. I live at 10,300ft, and while I know this will only benefit me for acclimatization, it does make the workouts more tricky in regard to AeT/AnT and the longer recovery runs (because honestly, I can ski tour all day, but can’t run for an hour and no kind of run feels like a “recovery” activity up here) …
What kinds of experiences and insights do you all have?