PWR Lab is housing elite runners from across the globe at a two-month (March & April) rental home in Flagstaff, Arizona. These runners, all from different backgrounds and specializing in distances spanning 800m to 10,000m, are living together under the same roof in the High-Performance House
, at no expense, in pursuit of the performance gains hypoxic training offers. Each is connected to their training data via PWR Lab and monitoring their injury risk while adjusting to altitude and preparing for the outdoor track season.
"At PWR Lab, we are first and foremost about athlete health and development. Our goal with this initiative is to support elite runners pursuing their Olympic dreams. We recognize what it takes to excel on the World and Olympic stages and have created an environment that is conducive to training and recovering at an elite level. We hope by eliminating the financial burden associated with altitude training and providing the best injury prevention resources, we can help set these athletes up for success on race day."
–PWR Lab Co-founder & Director of Athlete Development Dr. Jeff Moreno
Known for having a world-class and welcoming running community, Flagstaff was the natural choice for the High-Performance House. Athletes will have the chance to live, train, and recover at 7,000 feet, and will have easy access to lower elevations in nearby towns such as Camp Verde (3,100ft/1,000m), Cottonwood (3,300ft/1,100m), and Sedona (4,350ft/1,330m), where they can push the pace and stay sharp at higher speeds.
In addition to sponsored accommodation and training data support via PWR Lab, these runners are benefitting from access to physiotherapists and strength training support. All this, and other training support (in the form of logistics, facility access, services, products, perks) have been made possible with the help of PWR Lab's many local friends & advocates, as well as event aids & sponsors such as Brian Schmitz
of DeRosa Physical Therapy, Woodway
Treadmills, Method Seven
Specialty Optics, Bear Mattress
, Skratch Labs
, and Rapid Reboot