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Q&A with Crib Alumni Katie Hall

Apr 19, 2016 / Lara Kaylor

In addition to the Mammoth Lakes Crib reopening for the 2016 season this month, one of our favorite crib alumni, pro cyclist Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team), is off to a huge start. Katie won her first General Classification (GC) race earlier this year, topping the podium at the... MORE

My Experience at the Crib

Oct 28, 2015 / nollic

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

Trail Runner David Laney on Trails and Trials

Aug 19, 2015 / Monica Prelle

Nike Trail Team’s David Laney is fresh off an 8th place finish at the 2015 Western States Endurance Run. After a quick recovery he has refocused on the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, a grueling 100-mile trail race across the Alps starting and finishing in Chamonix, France. To prepare for the high altitude... MORE

Big Ride Times Two

Aug 05, 2015 / nollic

To say Sunday is a day of rest for most Mammoth Gran Fondo participants is a forgone conclusion. Most rode 102.6 miles the day before, battling 6,463 vertical feet of climbing and divebombing more than a vertical mile of alpine descents. All of this at the Eastern Sierra altitude, where... MORE

Road to Recovery, One Step at a Time

Jun 09, 2015 / nollic

For Team USA Paracyclist, David Rose, returning to Mammoth is almost like a homecoming. As as a kid growing up in Jackson, Wyoming, smack dab in the middle of the Grand Tetons, he feels that familiar sense of home just being surrounded by the Eastern Sierra and staying at the... MORE

Rhae Shaw is Ready to Take on the Tour of California

May 06, 2015 / Monica Prelle

Rhae Shaw is a self-proclaimed smiley goofball, but don’t let that fool you. She’s also a serious competitor when she’s on two wheels. The former Ironman-triathlete switched to professional road cycling in 2011 and even though she might have started late in competitive cycling, her list of results reads like... MORE

The Rundown on Swimming and Altitude Training

Apr 24, 2015 / Monica Prelle

Ever since the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City (7,382 feet), altitude training has become essential to an elite endurance athlete’s exercise program. Athletes who lived in high altitude regions performed better than athletes from lower elevation regions. Since then, altitude training has been studied extensively in endurance sports. Most scientific studies focus on running and cycling, however, the effect of altitude training is relatively uncertain in swimming. The sport differs from other endurance sports in its style of conditioning. MORE