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AUG 2018

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Page 26 of 67 August 2018 27 COLORADO SPRINGS AIRPORT JUST 11 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN MATCH Cheryl McCullough, Director of Sports & Special Events Local: 719-685-7642 | We've got the ultimate playbook for planning your high-altitude event in Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA. 6 Invest in SPF - When the air is rare, it's easier to burn. Make sure to slather on that sunscreen. SPF 40+ should do the trick. PLAN YOUR EVENT 7 Moisturize - Arid climates can o en mean dry, cracked hands, skin and lips. Pack that travel lip balm and lotion. You'll be glad you did. 8 Find your edge - Balls fl y farther at higher altitudes. Whether a fi eld goal, homer or club swing, it may provide a li le extra edge. Be prepared for a few personal records! 1 Arrive early - Coming a few days before ge ing on the fi eld allows some time to acclimate and understand your physical limits at a higher altitude. 2 Stay hydrated - Drinking water is even more important at higher elevations. Make sure to have lots of H 2 O available for everyone during practice, downtime and competition. 3 Dress in layers - High altitude destinations off er great year-round weather, but temps can change quickly. Having layers to accommodate varying conditions means you're ready for anything! 4 Peak their interest - The Pikes Peak region showcases some of the most beautiful natural venues to host a match. Promote the view to increase interest and a endance for your event. 5 Raise your reds - Training at a higher altitude than you're used to stimulates the production of red blood cells, which can result in a performance boost. TOP 8 TIPS TO ELEVATE YOUR

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