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Tomm Willians
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Is elevation training beneficial?

Iíll try to make this as brief but complete as I canÖ.. Iím a 61 year old cyclist training for my first double century. Iíve signed up for the Bass Lake Powerhouse Double in Clovis this October. Iíve completed a number of centuries in the past two years so Iím not a complete stranger to a bit of mileage.
I happen to live fairly close to the Lake Tahoe area and frequently train on a 12.5 mile section that is a steady climb from about 5500 ft to 7100 ft. The Clovis ride has more climbing but at less than 1/2 that elevation. In addition to my other training rides focusing on a day of simply riding as hard as I can on flats for about 38 miles and on other days casually riding 75-80 miles, is the higher elevation training really helping me over say training on local hills which are a much shorter drive (but lower elevation)

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