## How does altitude affect mile time?

Every 100 feet of elevation gain slows you 6.6% of your average one mile pace (2% grade/mile). Every 100 feet of elevation descent speeds you 3.6% of your average one mile pace (2% grade/mile). Example: A race at 3,000 feet would slow an 8-minute miler (3 x .

## What is high altitude for running?

Anything above 5,000 feet is considered high altitude training by elite athletes’ standards, and for good reason. The higher you run, the lower the concentration of oxygen per breath, which means your heart and lungs have to work much harder to deliver the oxygen to the working muscles.

**How much faster can I run at sea level?**

According to Greg McMillan, over 7,000 feet you can expect an easy run to be up to 30 seconds slower per mile to achieve the same easy level of effort.

### Is 1500 ft elevation high?

High Altitude is considered 4,900 – 11,500 feet above sea level (1,500 – 3,500 meters), very high altitude is from 11,500 – 18,000 feet (3,500 – 5,500 meters), and extreme altitude is 18,000 feet (5,500+ meters) and above.

### Does 1000 ft elevation make a difference?

Altitude also has a predictable effect on performance as the elevation increases. For every thousand feet of elevation increase above 1,000 feet above sea level, VO2 max max dropped by 1.9%. Additionally, time to exhaustion on a constant-speed treadmill run decreased by 4.4% per 1,000 feet of altitude.

**Do you burn more calories at high altitude?**

The altitude training improves your metabolic rate. After a workout at a higher altitude you will be able to burn more calories over the next 12 – 15 hours, which means you are still burning calories while sitting in front of the television. You will also be able to gain more results in half the time.

## What is the fastest way to adjust to altitude?

- Drink Lots of Water. As you gain altitude, your body tends to lose water and salt faster than you’re used to.
- Reduce Your Exercise.
- Get Enough Sleep.
- Limit Your Alcohol Intake.
- Increase Your Potassium Levels.
- Protect Yourself From the Sun.
- Consume More Calories.
- Consider Taking Acetazolamide.

## Is VDOT the same as vo2max?

Instead of referring to this pseudo VO2 Max (the one based strictly on performance) as VO2 Max, we use the term “VDOT.” VO2 Max is properly stated “V-dot-O2Max.” By placing a dot over the V, we’re identifying the rate of oxygen uptake—that is, the volume of oxygen consumed per minute.

**How to convert Timeslip et and mph to sea level?**

To convert your timeslip ET and MPH to sea level. Multiply applicable factor times your ET or MPH. (Example: You ran a 14.4 @ 103 MPH at 5000′ elevation track. The correction factors are .9367 and 1.0661 for 5000′. (14.4 * .9367) = 13.50 , (103 * 1.0661) = 109.80 MPH. So the correct timeslip would be 13.50 @ 109.80 MPH at sea level)

### How is my fitness level converted to an equivalent 10k time?

Your fitness level is then converted to an equivalent 10K time, for easy comparison with other race results at different distances. The conversion is based on equivalent fitness, not equivalent pace. The same level of fitness corresponds to successively slower average paces as the race distance increases.

### How do you convert average pace to fitness?

The conversion is based on equivalent fitness, not equivalent pace. The same level of fitness corresponds to successively slower average paces as the race distance increases. For example, a 24:05 5K (7:45/mile) corresponds to the same level of fitness as a 49:58 10K (8:02/mile).

**How accurate are the results on the distance calculator?**

The closer the other distance is to the original race’s distance, the more accurate the prediction will be. Due to differences in physiology and training, some people may be better at longer distance races than shorter ones or vice-versa, but the calculator should yield accurate results for most runners.