This post is mostly to give proof that I'm still around. My running is a little sparse (slow and short runs) due to this knee of mine giving me trouble...but I have high hopes for it returning to normal soon.
Which brings me to my question: (You knew I had one...)
I live in the valley where we rest (and yes, run) at about 25 feet above sea level. Oh...and by the way, we're all planning on running in a marathon (half or otherwise) in such a place that is, oh...say, 4,226 feet above sea level. I'm in accounting so I feel obligated to tell you that the difference is 4,201 feet.
If we were being audited, that is definitely within the scope of notable variances.
I'm about 30 minutes away from 1,275 elevation...this is good practice. But folks, we're still at a difference of nearly 3,000 feet in elevation.
My current plan is to take a couple of trips to Tahoe City or Truckee. They are a couple of hours away, but that should give me a good start for tackling the elevation issue. Although, heading into the winter months, they will be a tad hard to get to.
And so, my lovely experts...this is where I ask you all for some of that yummy Runner's Wisdom that I do so love. Please talk some elevation sense into the Newbie.
I do realize that you may start charging me consulting fees at some point in the future. I'm figuring out how to work this into the budget.