Legendary Cross Country distance runner, Pat Poter, trained in Alamosa. Click here to hear what he had to say about altitude training and Alamosa.
Alamosa, at 7,546 feet in south-central Colorado, 220 miles from Denver, does not have the cachet of Boulder, another runners’ haven, but it does have inviting running trails in every direction and some of the world’s highest training ground. National teams from as far as Japan have set up camps there. The New York Times
In 1996, Deena Kastor settled in Alamosa, Colo., to renew her passion for running amid the 14,000-foot peaks of the Sangre de Cristo range, live off the beauty of the San Luis Valley and train with a group of men who would draw out her talent for Olympic contention.
Coach Damon Martin talks to flotrack about the challenges of training at altitude and how they go about it at Adams State. Coach Martin also discusses the differences for some kids training at altitude vs. training at sea level.