High-Altitude Training Blogs

Trail Runner David Laney on Trails and Trials

Aug 19, 2015 / Monica Prelle

Nike Trail Team’s David Laney is fresh off an 8th place finish at the 2015 Western States Endurance Run. After a quick recovery he has refocused on the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, a grueling 100-mile trail race across the Alps starting and finishing in Chamonix, France. To prepare for the high altitude... MORE

Big Ride Times Two

Aug 05, 2015 / nollic

To say Sunday is a day of rest for most Mammoth Gran Fondo participants is a forgone conclusion. Most rode 102.6 miles the day before, battling 6,463 vertical feet of climbing and divebombing more than a vertical mile of alpine descents. All of this at the Eastern Sierra altitude, where... MORE

Road to Recovery, One Step at a Time

Jun 09, 2015 / nollic

For Team USA Paracyclist, David Rose, returning to Mammoth is almost like a homecoming. As as a kid growing up in Jackson, Wyoming, smack dab in the middle of the Grand Tetons, he feels that familiar sense of home just being surrounded by the Eastern Sierra and staying at the... MORE

Rhae Shaw is Ready to Take on the Tour of California

May 06, 2015 / Monica Prelle

Rhae Shaw is a self-proclaimed smiley goofball, but don’t let that fool you. She’s also a serious competitor when she’s on two wheels. The former Ironman-triathlete switched to professional road cycling in 2011 and even though she might have started late in competitive cycling, her list of results reads like... MORE

The Rundown on Swimming and Altitude Training

Apr 24, 2015 / Monica Prelle

Ever since the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City (7,382 feet), altitude training has become essential to an elite endurance athlete’s exercise program. Athletes who lived in high altitude regions performed better than athletes from lower elevation regions. Since then, altitude training has been studied extensively in endurance sports. Most scientific studies focus on running and cycling, however, the effect of altitude training is relatively uncertain in swimming. The sport differs from other endurance sports in its style of conditioning. MORE

Jon Hornbeck’s Journey to Road Cycling

Apr 23, 2015 / nollic

It’s 1:15 pm on a Thursday in early April and Jon Hornbeck is hungry. The 25 year-old pro cyclist is hungry to prove himself to his new race squad, the most prestigious domestic team in the the US: Hincapie Racing Team. He’s hungry to grow his coaching and cycling camps/events business, Fast... MORE

Adriana Nelson Joins the ASICS Mammoth Track Club

Apr 15, 2015 / Monica Prelle

ASICS elite runner Adriana Nelson has a list of accolades on her resume including a team gold medal from the 2005 World Half Marathon Championships, a second-place finish in the 2007 Chicago Marathon, and the 2013 U.S. Half Marathon Championships title. “The half marathon has been good to me,” she... MORE

Pro Runner Lauren Jimison on Marathon Training

Mar 10, 2015 / Monica Prelle

After more than a year of running in Mammoth Lakes with the ASCIS Mammoth Track Club, Lauren Jimison, had a break through performance at the US Half Marathon Championships in Huston last month. We caught up with Lauren to hear about her most recent race and training for the ASICS LA Marathon, which will be the 2015 US Marathon Championships this March. MORE