High-Altitude Training Blogs

Daniel Tapia’s Unconventional Road to Running Success

Mar 10, 2015 / Monica Prelle

The newest ASICS Mammoth Track Club elite athlete, Tapia, 28, is confident in his training and ready to take his hard work to the streets of Los Angeles. MORE

Tim Tollefson: Trail Titan

Mar 05, 2015 / Andy Geisel

It was trail running’s good fortune when Tim Tollefson found baseball, well, boring. Nothing against America’s pastime, but early on Tollefson knew the game wasn’t for him. “I got bored,” he confessed. “I fell asleep out there.” Tollefson would later decide to take running the 90-foot distance between bases a... MORE

Eat, Sleep, Train: Tips for Altitude Training from cyclist Kristabel Doebel-Hickok

Feb 27, 2015 / nollic

Professional cyclist Kristabel Doebel-Hickok responds well to altitude training. “I have really a really high VO2 max, so when I’m at sea level I have to kill my legs to get a lung workout,” Doebel-Hickok said during a stay at the Mammoth Lakes Endurance Crib. “Being at altitude gives my... MORE

June Lake Triathlon: A Homegrown Celebration of Mountains and Community

Feb 12, 2015 / nollic

The June Lake Triathlon has become known as “the toughest race in the most beautiful place.” Based on the shoreline of June Lake, the course is one of triathlon’s most challenging, but the vistas are second to none. If you’re Race Director Alana Levin, however, all that remote beauty also... MORE

Newly Married Athletes Return to the Mammoth Lakes Crib

Jan 21, 2015 / nollic

Newlyweds Rowan and Mike Torckler visited Mammoth Lakes recently, but it wasn’t a starry-eyed honeymoon that brought them here. Mike is a professional road cyclist who was taking advantage of Mammoth Lakes’ Endurance Crib for the second summer in a row. MORE

The Best Routes for Pedaling on Pavement in the Eastern Sierra

Jan 21, 2015 / Monica Prelle

Winding mountain roads with little traffic provide ample routes for pedaling around the Eastern Sierra on a road bike. If the altitude doesn’t take your breath away, the scenery most definitely will. MORE

Ben Jacques-Maynes’ Mammoth Cycling Roots

Jan 17, 2015 / nollic

Mammoth Lakes is all about making memories and family traditions even for the endurance athletes that visit the area for high altitude training. One such case is Ben Jacques-Maynes, professional road cyclist and 2014 winner of the King of the Mountains Jersey at the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado. MORE

Mammoth Lakes: A Triathlete’s Dream

Jan 17, 2015 / Lara Kaylor

Ironman Champion and two-time Duathlon National Champion, Matthew Russell visited the Mammoth Lakes Crib as he prepared for Ironman Canada on July 27, 2014. Russell, a triathlete specializing in the Ironman distance since 2010, won this event in 2012 and came in second in 2013. MORE