Nationals this year (June 22-25) are in Calgary, AB which sits at an altitude of 3400 feet. That altitude isn’t all that high but it will likely still make distance races a little harder (slower). In order to prepare for the elevation a bunch of us from Speed River are heading to Canmore, which is about an hour’s drive from Calgary. Canmore is at 4400 feet which is very similar to Sedona, AZ where I’ve done many runs while training in Flagstaff. On a typical run you won’t even notice any altitude but when you try and run fast on the track it’s just a little slower. It’s not like 7000+ feet when you’re gasping for air between intervals. I’m looking forward to the trip because I’ve never been to Banff and have heard great things.