High Altitude Acculmation
I recently (2 weeks ago) moved from ~14 ft above sea level to over 7000!
While my conditioning wasn't top notch before I moved to NM, it wasn't terrible either. Back in CA, I did nogi/gi competitions about every 8-10 weeks, so I was conditioned enough to compete well in those at least. I used to condition hard for about 75 min and finish the workout strong.
However, these last two weeks I am having a terrible time getting through my usual workouts. My warm ups feel terrible and I gas out (sometimes even start to feel nauseous/dizzy) by about 40 min. Half the time, I can't even finish the schedule routine.
Another caveat to all this is that I want to compete at Grapplefest 9 on May 4 but I'm afraid I will just get destroyed since the other competitors will be well adjusted to the high altitude.
How long should I expect before I become fully accumulated to 7000 ft? Can you speed up accumulation and if so, how? What has been your guys' experience as martial artists/combat athletes regarding altitude and training?
Thanks in advance!!
PS (not sure if this will help but I am a 31 year old female, non-smoker, 145 lbs and 5'4''. I trained jits for 4.5 years, training 4-6x/week and conditioned ~3-4x/week. Since being in NM, I don't have a formal grappling gym right now, so I've been conditioning in my basement, no grappling yet, about 5x/week)