While in AZ over Thanksgiving, I went on a hike. Many kids grow up running through the forest, I grew up and played in the desert. School field trips included hikes, my parents are hikers so the children would often join and now, I love to go on hikes when I am home. I haven’t regularly hiked in a while, and one thing that I noticed last week, was that no matter how much I go spinning or running the altitude makes a huge difference.
My dad and I made good time to the top of the mountain, but I was gasping for air. Good news was that I recovered quickly and I have many spin instructors to thank for that. Since I will be skiing the week before Christmas, I need to make sure I prep myself for altitude. Hydration is key and I will, unfortunately have to limit the coffee and wine intake.
Any other tips to adapt to altitude would be greatly appreciated. Mountains are my home turf, but my lungs are a little out of practice.