Training at altitude
1. Drink plenty of water
, and other caffeine-free fluidsGet lots of sleep and recovery
2. Don’t overdo it, especially in the first week
5. Listen to your body
6. Enjoy! Use the change of environment to inspire and motivate you.
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July: France and Andorra
France is bordered to the east by the Alps and to the west by the Pyrenees Mountains, meaning that a considerable amount of it's land is located at altitude. The tiny principality of Andorra, which borders France consists mainly of mountainous terrain, and has an average altitude of just under 2,000m. While the steep inclines of the mountainous regions are most suited for cyclists, the town of Font Romeu (1,850m) is a popular altitude training destination for athletes in a range of sports, including athletics, triathlon and swimming. The ski resort is home to the CNEA, France's official altitude training base.
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