I live at about 8000' in elevation. I have always wanted to get fit and become healthy, but I find it difficult to sustain any kind of cardio activity, e.g. running, for more than just a couple of minutes. I am about 25 lbs overweight but I have exercised intermittently over the years. I see other people outside running long distance but I just can't seem to keep up.
Just how much of an effect does living at high altitude have on cardio ability? Or is it that I'm just looking for an excuse for my not being in shape? I don't want to kid myself, but on the other hand I don't want to discount myself either if living at high altitude plays a significant role.
Any advice would be great. Thanks!
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