Part III of Jack’s Altitude Training Series focuses on, “What is the best altitude for living and training high?”
Any altitude at which you can perform quality training is useful, but moderate altitudes, in the range of 1600-2600 meters (5000-8500 feet), are felt to be ideal. Flagstaff’s 2134 meter (7000 feet) elevation is certainly in the middle of that range. At this altitude there are seldom any problems with altitude sickness and normal amounts and relative intensities of training are generally easy to maintain.
Next week we’ll post “How much improvement will take place with acclimatization?”