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[…]

Interview with Nick Clark – 2010 review and prospects for 2011

I had the great pleasure to spend a few hours with Brit ultra runner, Nick Clark, now based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Nick first introduced me to his local trails on Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, taking me out for an 80 minute run on a glorious clear December day. Luckily for me he was on[…]

Phil Zajicek and Chris Baldwin, pro cyclists, at Active at Altitude

Altitude training has long been a part of a pro cyclists training program – no wonder that so many cyclists and triathletes come to Boulder, renowned as an altitude training mecca.  I had been wondering for a while if the rarefied air and higher altitude here in Estes Park would make it an attractive place[…]