Running Blogs

Icelandic Runner Arnar Pétursson Trains at the Mammoth Lakes Crib

Jan 07, 2019 / Sarah Rea

“I talk to my family, my girlfriend, and my running friends each week, and I always say, ‘Man, I can’t believe this place. There is always something new.’” MORE

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

Race in the Most Beautiful Place: Mammoth Lakes Set to Host Array of Endurance Events

Jun 13, 2017 / nollic

From the gravity-fueled mayhem of the Kamikaze Bike Games to the podium of AMGEN Tour of California to Mammoth Lakes Half Marathon– which follows a training route that’s led some to the Olympics–Mammoth Lakes’ race calendar offers something both for the world’s elite distance athletes and those just looking for... MORE

Your Heart, Lungs and Blood Chemistry Don’t Know the Difference!

Jun 01, 2017 / Andrew Kastor

While training in Mammoth Lakes runners may encounter hills, rocky trails, snow, wind and altitude. Many runners train with GPS watches to help keep them on pace, whether it’s an easy recovery day or a hard threshold workout. Runners training in and around Mammoth Lakes (above 7000’) need to know what to... MORE

Mammoth Track Club’s Season is Off to a Flying Start

May 05, 2017 / Andrew Kastor

Winter is finally winding down here in the Eastern Sierra, so we’ve commenced our weekly club membership practices. These practices take place at 7 am every Tuesday at the Whitmore Track Facility. Our group consists of a wide array of abilities, from the first-time runner to the Boston Marathon Qualifier,... 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