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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Ethiopia is one of the greatest distance running nations in the world, and a large portion of the country is situated at altitude. Popular options for training include Addis Ababa and Sululta (2,300m - 2,900m) and Bekoji (2,800m), the small town which is the birthplace of the Bekela brothers and the Dibaba sisters. The Great Ethiopian Run, held in November each year, is a major attraction for runners from across the world, and athletes of all levels can benefit from the excellent facilities at Yaya Village in the hills above the capital.
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