High-Altitude Training Blogs

Things Are Heating Up in Mammoth Lakes

Jun 21, 2017 / Andrew Kastor

The 5th Annual Mammoth Half Marathon was this past Sunday, June 19 and it was a warm one! Yours truly paced the 1:45 group and needed to slow down to a 1:54 pace due an unforeseen calf cramp issue. Nonetheless I enjoyed the race and I felt joy when greeted by my daughter, Piper,... MORE

Race in the Most Beautiful Place: Mammoth Lakes Set to Host Array of Endurance Events

Jun 13, 2017 / Visit Mammoth Staff

From the gravity-fueled mayhem of the Kamikaze Bike Games to the podium of AMGEN Tour of California to Mammoth Lakes Half Marathon– which follows a training route that’s led some to the Olympics–Mammoth Lakes’ race calendar offers something both for the world’s elite distance athletes and those just looking for... MORE

6 Tips for Learning to Fish in Mammoth Lakes

Jun 13, 2017 / Monica Prelle

With fishing, getting started is often the hardest part. MORE

Triathlete Jenny Fletcher Tests VO2 Max at the Mammoth Performance Lab

Jun 06, 2017 / Monica Prelle

After 15 minutes of easy running, Jenny Fletcher does some gentle stretches then straps an oxygen mask to her face and gives a thumb’s up to confirm that she’s ready. It’s not a normal workout for Fletcher, a 41-year-old professional triathlete and Los Angeles resident who is training in Mammoth... MORE

Your Heart, Lungs and Blood Chemistry Don’t Know the Difference!

Jun 01, 2017 / Andrew Kastor

While training in Mammoth Lakes runners may encounter hills, rocky trails, snow, wind and altitude. Many runners train with GPS watches to help keep them on pace, whether it’s an easy recovery day or a hard threshold workout. Runners training in and around Mammoth Lakes (above 7000’) need to know what to... MORE

Crib Alumni Crush Amgen

May 26, 2017 / Visit Mammoth Staff

For the second consecutive year guests of the Mammoth Endurance Crib stood atop the podium at the men’s and women’s Amgen Tour of California, North America's most prestigious pro bike race. MORE

Mammoth Track Club’s Season is Off to a Flying Start

May 05, 2017 / Andrew Kastor

Winter is finally winding down here in the Eastern Sierra, so we’ve commenced our weekly club membership practices. These practices take place at 7 am every Tuesday at the Whitmore Track Facility. Our group consists of a wide array of abilities, from the first-time runner to the Boston Marathon Qualifier,... MORE

Deena Kastor’s Tips for the Mammoth Half Marathon

May 03, 2017 / Christie Osborne

In preparation for the Mammoth Half Marathon, we caught up with Deena Kastor to talk shop about her vision behind the race, her favorite runs in the area and her tips for preparing for a high altitude race. MORE