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 @ 5600‘, Grand Canyon @ 6600‘, Grand Teton @[…]

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[…]

Inertia, by Melody Fairchild

Melody Fairchild, my good friend, running buddy, and member of the coaching team for Active at Altitude and Running Vacations,  crafted this beautiful piece a few weeks back on her thoughts about training at this time of year – Inertia. With her permission, I recreate the words on this post – enjoy! INERTIA   As[…]

Running vacations – your dream comes true!

Running continues to be a booming fitness activity in the USA, with race registrations in 2009 increasing more than 15% over the previous year. More than 72% of running events experienced growth in registrations in 2009 when compared with 2008. The data comes from Active Network, the largest provider of sports registration software in North[…]