- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Kukimbia Huru Publishing (Nov. 2013)
- ISBN-10: 0992755204
- ISBN-13: 978-0992755201
- Package Dimensions: 20.4 x 15 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Notes from Higher Grounds: An Altitude Training Guide for Endurance Athletes Paperback – 1 Nov 2013
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This book details 15 of the most popular altitude training destinations in the world. It is essentially a travel guide for distance runners, and is packed full of spectacular photos, practical advice, and special features. It is of interest to lovers of the sport, even if they never plan to train at altitude.
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The best-known of the US venues are Albuquerque in New Mexico (which was a regular training venue of Paula Radcliffe) and Boulder in Colorado (where Frank Shorter trained prior to his win in the 1972 Olympic Marathon, and where Chrissie Wellington trained for part of her triathlon career). However, the American venue which she recommends most strongly is the arguably lesser-known town of Flagstaff, in northern Arizona.
Of the five African venues which Egan reviews, the two which she particularly recommends are Iten in Kenya and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Iten is now used as a winter training venue by several British internationals, and Egan comments that “Kenya is my number one destination and always the first place I suggest to people when they ask for advice.” Iten features a well-known training centre run by the former world cross-country champion Lornah Kiplagat and her husband.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and found it quite inspirational. I do not entirely share Egan’s perspectives: being primarily a track runner rather than an ultra-distance runner, I would attach more importance to the availability of a track and less importance to having a wide variety of long-distance trails. However I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a training holiday at altitude.
Would definitely recommend to runners and triathletes looking to train at altitude!
Have you ever wanted to run with the Kenyans? Would
you like to stride along the same Albuquerque trails
that made Paula Radcliffe a world beater? Have you
ever fancied racing at 2,400 m of altitude? Is spending
three weeks running in the Alps your idea of a perfect
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this
book is for you. It features 15 of the world's most popular
altitude training destinations, and provides useful travel
information for athletes of all levels. This first-of-its-kind
guide is packed with practical advice, spectacular
photographs, interesting features, and light-hearted blog
excerpts detailing the author's own experiences and