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katluvr2010-12-12 03:56:24 +0000 #1
So anyone doing it this year?

It is on my bucket list and scheduled for 2011.

I am a flatlander (FL) so I have to really figure out how to train. I figure I would train like for a marathon, in the heat of FL and treadmill work with high incline and lot's of step ups.

But curious if anyone has done it or will be doing it.

K
kacie tri-ing2010-12-12 04:03:15 +0000 #2
Haven't done it, but it looks awesome! I would love to hear about it if you do it!!!
rocknrollgirl2010-12-12 04:03:09 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by katluvr

So anyone doing it this year?

It is on my bucket list and scheduled for 2011.

I am a flatlander (FL) so I have to really figure out how to train. I figure I would train like for a marathon, in the heat of FL and treadmill work with high incline and lot's of step ups.

But curious if anyone has done it or will be doing it.

K

That will get you ready to run, but not at 14,000 feet....
colby2010-12-12 04:23:09 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by rocknrollgirl

That will get you ready to run, but not at 14,000 feet....

Yeah, that would be my big concern, too. You know it's going to be exhausting and you can train for the hill climbing aspects of it (as painful as that sounds), but at altitude?

You will probably need to mash up with your marathon/hill training some altitude training. I'm not really sure where to start there, I've never done any races above my normal 2500-3500 feet

It sounds awesome, though!! Might be one for the bucket list. My husband and I were discussing travel to race when I was signing up for next year's Ironman the other day. I said I wasn't sure how I'd enjoy traveling to race, but he pointed out that we may benefit MORE from taking a few days/week around the race if we were somewhat forced to in order to travel. Couldn't argue with that! I might be looking for more races to put on the calendar that get me out of the area, too.
Tri Girl2010-12-12 05:12:49 +0000 #5
That's so exciting!!!

It's on my bucket list, too, but it's always the week school starts and I can't be gone that week. The altitude is what worries me- as I usually get some sort of altitude issues when we visit elevation (it's more asthma, but after I'm acclimated I'm OK).

I guess I'll have to do it when I retire since I'd need to be up there for at least a week before doing it to acclimate.

I've had a half dozen friends from around here who've done it, and they said it was amazing!! One year it was great weather (still cold, but...) the next year it started snowing near the top and they finished covered in snow. Eek!
katluvr2010-12-12 04:12:27 +0000 #6
Yes, I know the altitude will be an issue.

That is why I plan to train in extreme conditions, and hopefully a trip to some place of altitude. I know it is not the same but I have left Florida and biked at altitude in Colorado with no real mountain or altitude training. But part of my reason for posting is to get info from someone who has

Over 1 year to prepare.

K

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