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10/18/13 10:07 P

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Don't let the altitude spook you. I ran in Gallup NM and was quite comfortable. Only later did I find out that it was at 8000 ft (2400 m). I have now run Denver successfully a couple of times. And at your pace, 16 min/mi you should be OK.

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10/17/13 1:03 P

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good luck with training

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10/13/13 6:08 A

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Good luck with your training!

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10/12/13 6:59 P

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I did notice that but really hadn't thought about it that way. I appreciate your input on it all. I live in Pa and we have hills so that will be good training for this. Although it won't be the same, our hills may go higher quicker and strengthening the leg muscles can only benefit me in the long run.

Thanks so much for your take on all this.

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10/12/13 6:04 P

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Elevation only becomes an issue at around 5000. You'll be well below that.

However you might want to worry more about the elevation *gain*. I've run courses like that before and, even though the incline is gentle, it's (to be polite) very annoying. To be precise, you'll be using exactly the same muscles for the entire race. That one bit of up/down in the middle of the race will be your only break.

Here's the link to the map followed by the elevation graph:
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10/12/13 5:51 P

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The starting elevation is 3546 and ending is 3953. I am in Pa. so not to sure about it. Any help would be great.


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10/12/13 5:50 P

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The one I am doing is www.thezionhalf.com in March in Utah.

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10/12/13 5:06 P

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Canyonlands HM in Moab? That's the only one I see at that time. But that's only at 4000 feet. That's not high enough to worry about.


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10/12/13 8:05 A

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Donna, hi, thanks for your reply and yes I meant altitude not elevation. No way can I go a week early. I am lucky to get the time off to go at all. Looking forward to it and can't wait to see the area but wondering how best to deal with the altitude. Most people have told me to make sure to stay hydrated. The race Is march of 2014.

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10/12/13 7:59 A

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That race sounds like a lovely location. When is the race. Keep at what you do. As for elevation run your hills or are you talking about altitude? If so and you have the option to arrive a week early that could help some.




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Hi, I have started and stopped running programs due to time constraints and the weather. I am a new business owner and live in Pa. I love to run, but can't go for extended distances yet. However, I am working on doing that, we do intervals. Walk/jog and the jog time is increasing. I sometimes use the C25K other times just run, then walk when I need to. I am improving. I have done 3 5k's this year and have bettered the time each time. but still not fast. My daughter has recently talked me into a half marathon in Utah and I have been working towards that. I am increasing my distance and time. Last weekend my sister and I did 7.44 miles in under two hours. Today we are going further. I have done some smaller distances this week and my business is fitness so I do strength training and other forms of cardio during the week. My concern is of the elevation with this trip. I will be flying to Utah and not to sure how that is going to affect me. glad to be here and looking for any help you guys have to share.

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