I’m pleased to introduce my new sponsor, io, “Live better from the inside out.” io is a New Zealand based company which manufactures an altitude simulation device that does not require living or sleeping in a tent, like previous altitude technologies. Instead, this technology requires just 1 hour a day, and no tent. All I have to do is slip on a mask, sit in a chair and let the machine take me up to 18,000 feet and back down to sea level. The adaptive protocol is a little more specific than that, but you get the idea. I’ll be going higher than I’ve ever been before without leaving good ole SLC!
Here’s a clip from their website: “io altitude simulation is the replicated breathing of high altitude air. The result – boosted energy levels and sporting performance, finding relief from various health conditions or simply enhancing well being.”
This technology will hopefully make getting to the 12,600 feet turn around at Leadville more pleasant and get me back to the finish in the top 10, assuming I make it through the lottery.
My plan is to start the initial 3 week program on February 4th so I’ll be posting my progress, protocols and feelings here over the next 3 weeks. After that, it will be boost sessions every 6-8 weeks for the rest of the year.
In the meantime, check out the io link under Sponsors and the Altitude Training link in the Good Links area to get a more in depth look at what this is all about.
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