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Eat, Sleep, Train: Tips for Altitude Training from cyclist Kristabel Doebel-Hickok

Feb 27, 2015 / Visit Mammoth Staff

Professional cyclist Kristabel Doebel-Hickok responds well to altitude training. “I have really a really high VO2 max, so when I’m at sea level I have to kill my legs to get a lung workout,” Doebel-Hickok said during a stay at the Mammoth Lakes Endurance Crib. “Being at altitude gives my... MORE

June Lake Triathlon: A Homegrown Celebration of Mountains and Community

Feb 12, 2015 / Visit Mammoth Staff

The June Lake Triathlon has become known as “the toughest race in the most beautiful place.” Based on the shoreline of June Lake, the course is one of triathlon’s most challenging, but the vistas are second to none. If you’re Race Director Alana Levin, however, all that remote beauty also... MORE

Newly Married Athletes Return to the Mammoth Lakes Crib

Jan 21, 2015 / Visit Mammoth Staff

Newlyweds Rowan and Mike Torckler visited Mammoth Lakes recently, but it wasn’t a starry-eyed honeymoon that brought them here. Mike is a professional road cyclist who was taking advantage of Mammoth Lakes’ Endurance Crib for the second summer in a row. MORE

The Best Routes for Pedaling on Pavement in the Eastern Sierra

Jan 21, 2015 / Monica Prelle

Winding mountain roads with little traffic provide ample routes for pedaling around the Eastern Sierra on a road bike. If the altitude doesn’t take your breath away, the scenery most definitely will. MORE

Ben Jacques-Maynes’ Mammoth Cycling Roots

Jan 17, 2015 / Visit Mammoth Staff

Mammoth Lakes is all about making memories and family traditions even for the endurance athletes that visit the area for high altitude training. One such case is Ben Jacques-Maynes, professional road cyclist and 2014 winner of the King of the Mountains Jersey at the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado. MORE

Mammoth Lakes: A Triathlete’s Dream

Jan 17, 2015 / Lara Kaylor

Ironman Champion and two-time Duathlon National Champion, Matthew Russell visited the Mammoth Lakes Crib as he prepared for Ironman Canada on July 27, 2014. Russell, a triathlete specializing in the Ironman distance since 2010, won this event in 2012 and came in second in 2013. MORE

Off Season Cross Training in Mammoth’s Great Outdoors

Jan 07, 2015 / Monica Prelle

It’s that time of year—the days are warm, the breeze is cool, and the nights are crisp. Most of the summer travelers have gone back to school and the Eastern Sierra is quiet again. While there are still a few weeks of summer left on the calendar, you may have... MORE

How To Maintain Your Fitness Levels At Altitude

Sep 12, 2014 / Lara Kaylor

The benefits of altitude go beyond just bettering your workout; they can help you maintain your fitness level during an injury as well. MORE