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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

Jon Hornbeck’s Journey to Road Cycling

Apr 23, 2015 / Visit Mammoth Staff

It’s 1:15 pm on a Thursday in early April and Jon Hornbeck is hungry. The 25 year-old pro cyclist is hungry to prove himself to his new race squad, the most prestigious domestic team in the the US: Hincapie Racing Team. He’s hungry to grow his coaching and cycling camps/events business, Fast... MORE

Adriana Nelson Joins the ASICS Mammoth Track Club

Apr 15, 2015 / Monica Prelle

ASICS elite runner Adriana Nelson has a list of accolades on her resume including a team gold medal from the 2005 World Half Marathon Championships, a second-place finish in the 2007 Chicago Marathon, and the 2013 U.S. Half Marathon Championships title. “The half marathon has been good to me,” she... MORE

Mountain Sports are Good for Your Brain

Apr 07, 2015 / Monica Prelle

Most of us who love Mammoth have experienced cerebral benefits of adventuring in the great outdoors, whether we realize it or not. While the need for exercise is innate for some, others may need to consider the latest science to get motivated. MORE

Ezakimak: Old Name, New Race

Mar 27, 2015 / Andy Geisel

Take the 11,053′ Pink Moon Challenge It’s a curious name, Ezakimak, and one you can have fun saying three times fast. It’s also the name of one of the newest events recently added to the Eastern Sierra’s growing list of attractions for athletes. An inversion of Kamikaze, the Ezakimak is... MORE

Pro Runner Lauren Jimison on Marathon Training

Mar 10, 2015 / Monica Prelle

After more than a year of running in Mammoth Lakes with the ASCIS Mammoth Track Club, Lauren Jimison, had a break through performance at the US Half Marathon Championships in Huston last month. We caught up with Lauren to hear about her most recent race and training for the ASICS LA Marathon, which will be the 2015 US Marathon Championships this March. MORE

Daniel Tapia’s Unconventional Road to Running Success

Mar 10, 2015 / Monica Prelle

The newest ASICS Mammoth Track Club elite athlete, Tapia, 28, is confident in his training and ready to take his hard work to the streets of Los Angeles. MORE

Tim Tollefson: Trail Titan

Mar 05, 2015 / Andy Geisel

It was trail running’s good fortune when Tim Tollefson found baseball, well, boring. Nothing against America’s pastime, but early on Tollefson knew the game wasn’t for him. “I got bored,” he confessed. “I fell asleep out there.” Tollefson would later decide to take running the 90-foot distance between bases a... MORE