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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In 1968 Mexico City (2,240 m) hosted the only Summer Olympic Games ever to be held at altitude. The city, and the country of Mexico, therefore occupy a special place in the history of altitude training. Large parts of the country's central elevated plateau are at altitudes above 1,500 m, and places like San Luis Potosi (1,860 m) and Toluca de Lerdo (2,680 m) are also well equipped for altitude training. San Luis Potosi's La Loma Altitude Training Centre is particularly popular.
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