How does a flatlander race at altitude?
Team EF Education-NIPPO’s Head of Medicine Dr. Kevin Sprouse offers up his advice on how age group athletes can perform best at higher elevations.
In this practical Q & A, he reminds us of the importance of hydration, more electrolytes and mental preparation. Ever better, Sprouse provides 2 key tips on how we can best prepare for races at altitude.
First he describes the ideal time to arrive at the race venue. Second, he recommends daily sessions in a sauna during the weeks leading up to the event to stimulate the same hematological adaptations that are normally observed at altitude.
As a bonus, he explains how to complete your taper relative to when you arrive at altitude. You don’t want to miss this article.