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Q&A with Ultra Runner Tim Tollefson

Feb 08, 2017 / Visit Mammoth Staff

Not only is Mammoth Lakes local, Tim Tollefson a physical therapist at the Mammoth SPORT Center and Performance Lab, he’s also a professional runner for Hoka One One, GU Energy and DryMax. Tim is the 2014 USATF 50K Trail National Champion, the 2016 3rd Place UTMB (Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc) winner,... MORE

Winter Training Opportunities

Jan 17, 2017 / Monica Prelle

Even when the snow is falling, the wind is howling, and the air is cold, Mammoth Lakes is uniquely situated in close proximity to a range of elevations 4,800 feet to 8,900 feet, which means the town is ideally situated to train-low and sleep-high, and there is always somewhere to... MORE

New Year’s Resolutions from Mammoth Lakes Crib Alumni

Jan 06, 2017 / Visit Mammoth Staff

Ah, the good ol’ New Year’s resolution. You know, it’s that ambitious goal we set every New Year’s Eve and if we’re incredibly motivated we can count ourselves among those who achieve them. Whether it’s to lose weight, save more money, or the one that most of us will probably... MORE

Alternative Winter Cardio Training for Endurance Athletes

Dec 19, 2016 / Monica Prelle

Waiting for the sun to warm up the world outside as you pour yourself another cup of coffee? The ground is slick and it’s dangerous for road bike tires. Your running shoes have nice traction, but the breathable mesh fills with snow as soon as you step outside. One cup... MORE

Sara Hall Returns to Mammoth Lakes to Prep for NYC

Oct 24, 2016 / Visit Mammoth Staff

Professional runner and former Mammoth Lakes resident, Sara Hall, returned to town recently for a high altitude training stint at the Crib in preparation for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. We caught up with Sara to find out how things were going and to wish her well. Crib:... 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

Mammoth Lakes Olympians Race Strong at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Aug 31, 2016 / Monica Prelle

The 2016 Rio Olympics were nothing short of dramatically awe-inspiring and the athletes who trained in Mammoth Lakes stepped up to the challenge of performing their best on the world’s biggest athletic stage. The nine male and female athletes who made Mammoth Lakes their high altitude training camp represented five... MORE

Q&A with Coach Jesse Moore on the Benefits of High Altitude Training in Mammoth Lakes

Jul 06, 2016 / Visit Mammoth Staff

Coach Jesse Moore trains elite endurance athletes of all stripes, several of whom have spent time in the Mammoth Lakes Crib. His athletes include cyclists Andrew Talansky  and Jack Bauer (Cannondale Pro Cycling), Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) Chris Jones (United HealthCare) and Brendon Rhim (Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team). An accomplished bike... MORE