Life at The Crib Blogs

Soufiane Bouchikhi Trains for the Payton Jordan Invitational in Mammoth Lakes

May 01, 2019 / Sarah Rea

Like most professional athletes, Bouchikhi walks a tightrope between ultimate performance and injury. MORE

When Training at High Altitude, Hydration Is Key

Jul 28, 2017 / Andrew Kastor

Hydration should be a major focus throughout the day for runners. MORE

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

For Athletes, Sleep is a Common Thread

Oct 17, 2016 / Visit Mammoth Staff

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

My Experience at the Crib

Oct 28, 2015 / Visit Mammoth Staff

My name is Alexi Pappas, and I’m a Track and Field 2016 Olympic hopeful in the 10,000 meters. I live in Eugene, Oregon, but Mammoth Lakes has become a place I also consider my home. My training trip to Mammoth Lakes this fall was made possible by the Mammoth Lakes... MORE

The Wondrous Altitude Training of Alexi Pappas

Oct 07, 2015 / Monica Prelle

It’s nearing the end of a Mammoth Lakes training stint for Alexi Pappas and the Oregon Track Club Elite runner is already planning her return for next year. Pappas first trained in the high elevation town last January, but it is more than just the performance benefits of altitude training... MORE

Welcome to the Mammoth Lakes Crib

Jan 04, 2014 / Visit Mammoth Staff

When you train in Mammoth Lakes, you’re training among the best. Hovering just below 8,000 feet, this small, yet extremely scenic, mountain town is the ideal spot for endurance athletes. Professional and elite runners, cyclists, triathletes and more can be found on the trails and roads throughout the area. They... MORE