The period of time your body takes to adapt to thinner air and the lack of oxygen at altitude. It can take a body 1-3 days to acclimate.
This is the elevation above sea level.
The theory that exposure to high altitude could improve an athlete’s capacity to exercise.
Bag a peak:
slang v. Making it to the summit of a mountain.
slang v. Cycling’s term for hitting the wall or otherwise expiring during a ride. Same as boink.
slang v. To fall and crash violently from a great height. To fail utterly.
Above 18,000 feet (above 5,500 meters).
* As defined by the International Society for Mountain Medicine.
5,000-11,500 feet (1,500-3,500 meters).
A serious condition caused by a severe lack of sufficient oxygen.
The field, bunch or pack that is the large main group in a road bicycle race.
The number of breaths you take in a minute. A normal respiratory rate would be 10-14 breaths per minute.
At high altitude, your body needs to breathe harder in order to take in more oxygen and your respiratory rate increases.
slang v. When something takes much, much longer than you thought it would. A reference to Gilligans Island.
Very High Altitude*:
11,500-18,000 feet (3,500-5,500 meters).