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[cdt-l] Re: altitude
- Subject: [cdt-l] Re: altitude
- From: dilorenz at hotmail.com (Mike DiLorenzo)
- Date: Sun Jul 13 20:08:40 2003
you may want to try eating 1/2 of a tablet of aspirin every day for 30 days
or so before you head to colorado. this supposedly thins your blood thus
reducing the time required for acclimatization.
i do not have any first hand experience with this, but i have met stout
lunged flatlanders who have.
you may want to do a bit of research or see what the list has to say about
>My next biggest worry is the altitude, seeing as how I
>live 11 feet BELOW sea level. Might be rough. But I
>plan to hang out in Durango, ride the RR, day hike,
>etc., before I hit the trail.
>If anyone wants to share their favorite suggestions
>for altitude preparedness, things that seemed to work
>for them, things they've read, etc., I'd love the
>input. My knowledge is carb load a day or two before,
>drink lots of water, avoid caffeine, take it slow.
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