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Leadville Series: Adjusting to the Altitude

  • By Jason Sumner
  • Published Aug. 4, 2011
  • Updated Aug. 8, 2013 at 12:02 PM EST
Wide shot Hagerman pass to Sugarloaf


Jeremiah Bishop (Cannondale Factory Racing)

Jeremiah Bishop (Cannondale) 5th overall in 2010

“During the race I really try to limit my time above lactate threshold and focus on leveling out my exertion during the race. It’s really important not to do a lot of punchy efforts, because time above lactate threshold is basically the death zone. It puts you in the hurt locker. I would also suggest trying to stay in the saddle as much as possible. Being out of the saddle means you are recruiting more muscle mass, and that’s a sure way to spike your oxygen consumption. In the race I’ll try to pretend that my arms are just along for ride, and really focus on maintaining an efficient climbing style.”

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