Woke up at 4:20am completely dying to run, my alarm was set for 5:30.. jittery with out coffee at 4:20am?
Test: 10 miles (with 1500ft of climbing) in 1:07 (6:42 pace) with an average HR of 142. This includes my first couple of miles of warm-up..
My acclimation to the high altitude is coming along better than I expected for sure. I've still been reading paper after paper on the effects of altitude. Each person handles it differently so the key is to understand how my own physiology reacts.. quite well I think. My hematocrit would easily get me banned from pro cycling right now, who needs to dope!? I have been living and training at 8200+ ft. for 8 weeks now and this is sort of a critical time. Athletes ("non-responders") often start to detrain after 8 weeks so I want another blood test in 4 weeks just to see if my returns diminish.