Do as we say......
Mon, 8 Dec 2008 16:27:00 -0800
Now that the racing season is officially over, we had the opportunity to spend a few days setting up Multisports base #2, in the mountains of Southern Utah. This is the home away from home, base camp that is going to be getting a lot of use in the coming years. As with everything new, it is always exciting and who can wait to see it all and do it all.
The issue at hand is that home base is at 7900feet. We know all to well the protocol for us sea level locals when going to higher elevations.....particularly over 6000ft. Heavens knows we make a living telling others what to do.
First off - no alcohol in first few days....right. How can you resist a toast or two or three looking at the spectacular sunsets.
Go to lower elevations for a few short easy workouts....right. Get the dogs and head out for an hour and a half the first run, and go straight UP to over 10000feet.
That's pretty much how it went for a few days. First swim workout (actually looking at a clock) in like 3 years, first visit to the weight room in months....have to get a feel for all the facilities. If there was actually one piece of advice we would hand out, that we took....I can't think of it.
Just to reinforce why you should listen to us - we have paid the price...blown up sinuses, aching legs, fitful sleep, dehydration and dizzy spells just to name a few of the symptoms that plagued us. We will try to be better next time around.
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