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Author: VeeEnn Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 23719  
Subject: Re: Altitude Training. Date: 11/13/2013 12:39 PM
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You body doesn't have enough red blood cells, so you might feel a bit short of breath, but otherwise fine. But once you are at altitude for a period of time, your body starts to produce red blood cells, and that's the thing that makes you feel dragged down and fatigued.

Now I think about it, this is what happened over the course of a few days on each of two visits. I guess I assumed it was my imagination. I was aware of the compensatory changes that happen at a higher altitude but hadn't given much thought to the time scale.

I thank you for this insight .... I think. Look what you've made me go and do...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_high_altitude_on_hum...

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/116/19/2191.full

....and that's just the start.

Once I dip my toe in uncharted waters of interest, I always have to follow up. I guess that's a Good Thing but it does tend to keep yer bum in the computer chair instead of doing what you need to do so you don't fall over on yer Turkey Trot (I won't blame you at all if that happens, BTW.....really)

Vivienne
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