When to come to altitude?

As more and more races are held at higher elevations, and the opportunity to train at altitude broadens with the availability of training camps, many athletes have questions about how to be most effective with their chance to train or race at altitude. Our earlier posts have covered running and racing at altitude, and preparing[…]

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 @[…]

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[…]

Estes Park as a Training Destination for Endurance Athletes

It seems the news that Estes Park, Colorado is an amazing training destination for endurance athletes is getting out there now! At the beginning of this year I was contacted by two ultra runners from Venezuela. They were looking to do a two week block of altitude training prior to running in an ultra marathon[…]

Second Annual Trail Running Conference announced

Event Director Terry Chiplin has announced that the 2nd Annual Estes Trail Ascent – Trail Running Conference will be held October 9-11, 2014, hosted at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. After a successful inaugural Conference in June 2013, attendees and fans of the sport were canvassed to help determine the program for[…]