Training at 2500m altitude |

Training at 2500m altitude

The new year starts with some new stimulus: For the first time I’m training in normobaric hypoxia (i.e. “artificial” altitude).

Thanks to the Sports Department of the University Halle (my workplace) and the ILUG it is possible to use the altitude chamber. Together with Falk Cierpinski, who is preparing for an altitude camp in Kenya I did 15K yesterday and 20K today. Pace was easy (4:37min/km) since we were running at 2.500m. Yesterday I didn’t feel anything special and only today I realised after about an hour that the breathing was getting a bit tougher.

Next thing will be a performance test tomorrow morning. Keep updated for the results.