Marathons & Triathlons Blogs

Are Marathons Really for Everyone?

Jan 24, 2018 / Andrew Kastor

This time of year, as a running coach, I’m often approached by runners or people new to the sport who want to take the first of the year plunge into running. MORE

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

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

Champion Ultra Runner Clare Gallagher on Running, Reefs and Frosting

Apr 04, 2017 / Monica Prelle

Clare Gallagher quietly made her ultra running debut while living abroad in Thailand. It did not take long for the 25-year-old Colorado native to make a splash on the ultra circuit when she returned to her home state and won the 2016 Leadville 100 in the second fastest women’s time... 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

Mammoth Lakes Houses Endurance Athletes

Aug 26, 2014 / Lara Kaylor

When you train in Mammoth Lakes, you’re training among the best. Professional and elite runners, cyclists, triathletes and more could very easily be the athlete ahead of you on the trail. They flock to the Eastern Sierra for its high altitude attributes that make them leaner and meaner when it comes to race day. While in Mammoth Lakes, these athletes are often given a home base at the Mammoth Lakes Endurance Crib at Snowcreek Resort. MORE