Runner On Summit

Preparing for running or racing at altitude

There are a growing number of races that are held at higher elevations – Vacation Races series of half marathons at National Parks around the USA are all in beautiful locations. This also means that each race is a hike up from sea level – Zion @ 3700‘, Grand Canyon @ 6600‘, Grand Teton @[…]

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Race preparation tips

Race day is coming! You have been training, slowly building endurance, strength and speed, investing more time than you thought you had, and now that goal race you have been dreaming about is just a few days away. Especially if this is going to be your first race, you may have no idea of what[…]

Resolutions that stick!

It’s the second week of January, 2015. Did you make any resolutions this year? If you did, how is it looking so far? By now, 29% of people who made resolutions at the start of the year have already left the party…by the beginning of February, that number rises to 36%. Many of us make[…]

Winter training

Winter can sometimes arrive with a rush, catching us off guard as our training is focused on a goal race many weeks ahead, in Spring or Summer next year. Changes in temperature and ground conditions under our feet can mean new challenges for us as runners – here are some guidelines to help keep you[…]

2015 Training Camp Dates announced

Training camps – for many folks that conjures up an image of hard work, challenges that few can meet, feeling very tired, and needing an extended rest period! Well, that’s one kind of training camp….Active at Altitude has developed a reputation for providing camps that combine hard work with play; that leave you room to[…]

Running and racing at altitude

Training or racing at altitude used to be something that was only for elite athletes. That has now thankfully changed, with an increasing number of trail, ultra and road races taking place at higher elevations, as well as training camps and running vacations based at a variety of locations at higher altitude. Altitude training, and[…]