New running club offers elite-style training

FLAGSTAFF - Northern Arizona University's Center for High Altitude Training is expanding current offerings to include a year-round running club called TEAM ALTIUS. The club will be a member organization of USA Track & Field and is open to all ages, elementary through masters.

TEAM ALTIUS is part of the center's Community Olympic Development Program, directed by the center's head distance coach, Jack Daniels.

Offerings include weekly group workouts, off-season workouts/consulting, body composition testing, economy and VO2 max testing, opportunities to participate in research projects, racing, coaching education, informal mentoring by elite athletes in the Flagstaff Running Project, information on USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Interested runners may contact Natalie.Harlan@nau.edu to join the TEAM ALTIUS e-mail list. Registration and schedule information soon will be provided at www.nau.edu/highaltitude.

The Center for High Altitude Training hosts U.S. and international teams traveling to Flagstaff for training at altitude to enhance athletic performance. The U.S. Olympic Committee has designated the Center for High Altitude Training a U.S. Olympic Training Site, home to a Community Olympic Development Program and a U.S. Olympic Community Partner.

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