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Tips For Training in High Altitudes and High Humidity

Help! Training in Tough Conditions

FitSugar reader amusesbouche posted this in the RunningSugar community group. Can you offer her some advice?

FitSugar readers, I need your help! I'm training for a half marathon in July, and I've been following a training regimen pretty closely. Problem is, I'll be traveling a bit in the next month before my half, and mostly in tough training conditions.

One weekend, I'll be in Colorado, at an altitude of 8,000-plus feet. I've never run at high altitude, but I imagine it's about 10,000 times harder — as if training weren't hard enough already!

Another weekend — the weekend of my 13-mile long training run — I'll be in Houston. No high altitudes, but knowing my hometown, I'll pretty much die running by myself (I usually run with others), for 13 miles, in 100 degree heat with 100 percent humidity.

Guys, I'd love any advice you might have for training. I'll only be in each location for three to four days, but that's enough to impact me, since I typically save my longer training runs for Saturdays. Help!!

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