High-Altitude Training Blogs

Mammoth Lakes Endurance Crib Reopens for the Season

Mar 15, 2017 / Lara Kaylor

Now in its sixth year the Mammoth Lakes Endurance Crib has hosted Olympic runners, professional road cyclists, national champion mountain bikers, world-champion triathletes and a litany of elite endurance athletes hoping to join their ranks. A home-away-from-home for professional athletes looking to benefit from the unique combination that makes Mammoth... MORE

Des Linden: Boston Marathon Prep in a Record-Breaking Mammoth Lakes Winter

Feb 24, 2017 / Monica Prelle

Two-time Olympic marathoner Desiree Linden arrived in Mammoth Lakes in early January. Her plan: to run easy miles at altitude in preparation for Boston Marathon training. Winter was in full swing in the Eastern Sierra with a better than average snow accumulation already reported at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Linden... MORE

Q&A with Ultra Runner Tim Tollefson

Feb 08, 2017 / nollic

Not only is Mammoth Lakes local, Tim Tollefson a physical therapist at the Mammoth SPORT Center and Performance Lab, he’s also a professional runner for Hoka One One, GU Energy and DryMax. Tim is the 2014 USATF 50K Trail National Champion, the 2016 3rd Place UTMB (Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc) winner,... MORE

Winter Training Opportunities

Jan 17, 2017 / Monica Prelle

Even when the snow is falling, the wind is howling, and the air is cold, Mammoth Lakes is uniquely situated in close proximity to a range of elevations 4,800 feet to 8,900 feet, which means the town is ideally situated to train-low and sleep-high, and there is always somewhere to... MORE

New Year’s Resolutions from Mammoth Lakes Crib Alumni

Jan 06, 2017 / nollic

Ah, the good ol’ New Year’s resolution. You know, it’s that ambitious goal we set every New Year’s Eve and if we’re incredibly motivated we can count ourselves among those who achieve them. Whether it’s to lose weight, save more money, or the one that most of us will probably... MORE

Alternative Winter Cardio Training for Endurance Athletes

Dec 19, 2016 / Monica Prelle

Waiting for the sun to warm up the world outside as you pour yourself another cup of coffee? The ground is slick and it’s dangerous for road bike tires. Your running shoes have nice traction, but the breathable mesh fills with snow as soon as you step outside. One cup... MORE

Sara Hall Returns to Mammoth Lakes to Prep for NYC

Oct 24, 2016 / nollic

Professional runner and former Mammoth Lakes resident, Sara Hall, returned to town recently for a high altitude training stint at the Crib in preparation for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. We caught up with Sara to find out how things were going and to wish her well. Crib:... MORE

For Athletes, Sleep is a Common Thread

Oct 17, 2016 / nollic

What happens when elite athletes interview one another? Hint: there’s a lot of conversation centered on the importance of sleep. The following is a chat between Cribmates, ultra runner Jenn Shelton and Olympian Alexi Pappas about the similarities and differences in their training routines. Fellow elite runner, and Mammoth Lakes’... MORE