Okay, I’m reviving this old thread as surprisingly Pikes Peak Marathon is actually ON for this year and unlike last year I’m back in the marathon as opposed to the Ascent.
Still trying to figure out how to crack-the-nut of strategy for this race. One element I’m changing this year is I’m traveling out the week before with my family and we’re making a vacation of staying in Breckenridge for a few days and visiting Manitou and Royal Gorge etc. I’ll be passively exposed to more altitude than usual (about 12 days of exposure vs 3-5 of past years) but I’m wondering about my workouts since this period will comprise most of my taper.
Should I schedule my workouts “down low” as much as possible? Since we’ll be at 9000’+ in Breckenridge I’m assuming it will be better to wait until lower elevations do my training runs, or is that not true? I realize there isn’t much I can do to help my fitness during the taper but there is alot that I can do to screw it up so that’s what I”m trying to avoid.
Appreciate all guidance, thanks.