By Leo Manzano
Altitude training or training at different levels of altitude has significant effects on the body. Some of those changes are good others are things to be cautious or be alert about so that your training does not suffer. Learning to maneuver through those changes beforehand was not easy, but currently with Ember by Cercacor, a device which helps measure many body level changes or parameters, it is now easier to keep track of those changes.
When I am at altitude, there are certain parameters I always want to keep in mind. These parameters for me include Hemoglobin, PVI (Hydration), Pulse Rate, and a few others which can also vary from person to person. Usually people have their favorite indicators/parameters they like to look at as their body goes through training phases.
Training at high altitude can be a fun and enjoyable, but if you are not prepared or don’t have the right tools to make decisions, it can be a bit harder to know what you need to do. I love New Mexico, and if you ever get a chance, make sure to take a run in the Foothills of the Sandia Mountains, or if you need a lighter run, you can also take a stroll on the river trail. Currently, Albuquerque, New Mexico is ranked amongst the best altitude training locations in the US. It is also very welcoming to the Running Community because it has many beautiful running trails and training facilities. Also, if you need other running attire, make sure to visit my friends at Athletes Edge, but if you are coming in for altitude training, don’t leave home without your EMBER device!!