High-Altitude Training Blogs

I’m Not a Pro

Dec 01, 2022 / Liz Fieser

But I just spent a week training in a pro’s playground I am not a pro athlete, but I’ve spent the last week training and living at the Mammoth Lakes Crib. When you’re a midpack runner it’s hard to see yourself at a level of ability close to the pros.... MORE

Marathon Winner from Kenya Trains at The Crib

Nov 03, 2022 / Lauren MacLeod

When an athlete introduces themselves in Swahili, Japanese, and English, you have to wonder what life experience led to such a mix. For elite runner Caroline Rotich, each of these languages marks a different point in her running career. “In Kenya, I was always running around to places; running to... MORE

Mammoth Trail Fest Takes Flight

Sep 22, 2022 / Lara Kaylor

Inaugural event hits the dirt with plenty of donuts It’s been a dream in the making for several years, and now it’s time for the inaugural Mammoth Trail Fest to spread its wings and take flight. The passion project of Mammoth Lakes local and ultrarunner, Tim Tollefson, the Mammoth Trail... MORE

Choose Your Own Adventure at the Mammoth Gran Fondo

Aug 30, 2022 / Lara Kaylor

As temperatures begin to cool in the Mammoth Lakes area and the feeling of fall rolls in, an age-old tradition looms on the horizon. The Mammoth Gran Fondo occurs each year in September and offers riders three options to test themselves at altitude. Your first choice is the Piccolo. At... MORE

A National Championship for Mammoth Track Club

Apr 04, 2022 / Andrew Kastor

On March 5, Nico Montanez raced the U.S. 15Km National Championships in Jacksonville, FL where he took on a stellar field of professional runners and won. Competing athletes included four U.S. Olympians from the recent Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. MORE

It’s Race Week for the Mammoth Track Club

Oct 06, 2021 / Andrew Kastor

The Mammoth Track Club has two athletes, Reid Buchanan and Nico Montanez, racing in the Chicago and Boston Marathons this week. MORE

Mammoth Track Club Update: Summer 2021

Jul 12, 2021 / Andrew Kastor

For the last five years, everyone in the sport of track and field had been patiently waiting for the opportunity to compete in, and make, a U.S. Olympic Team. Our Mammoth Track Club athletes were no different. MORE

Mammoth Track Club 2020 Season Recap

Feb 09, 2021 / Andrew Kastor

The year 2020 started out pretty well for the Mammoth Track Club Elite Team. Reid Buchanan and Nico Montanez both ran 1:01 for the half marathon in Houston, Tim Gorman had two top 10 performances at our U.S. Indoor Track and Field Championships, running well in the 1-mile and 2-mile... MORE