Lisa Abraham came to Well-Fit for the 6 week Altitude Booster program leading up to the Toledo Marathon. She has been racing since 2007 and has completed 9 marathons. Her best marathon prior to Well-Fit was in 2010 in Grand Rapids where she ran a 3:45.
She has used the Hal Higdon marathon training plan in the past incorporating one day of speed work. During the Altitude Booster program at Well-Fit, she did interval speed work 2x per week in the altitude room leading up to the early season Toledo Marathon in April.
Lisa absolutely crushed her best time and ran a 3:36, a PR by 9 minutes!
“I think that the altitude training gave me a “boost” both physically and mentally. It made me confidence and I think it helped me from getting tired the second half of the race. Instead I had a nice negative split. It was the best race of my life!”
UPDATE: In September 2018, after continuing to train at altitude, Lisa ran the Last Chance Boston qualifying race in Geneva, Illinois. She knew she would have to run well under the qualifying time of 3:35. Lisa felt awesome the entire race and never fatigued, averaging a 7:58 minute mile almost the whole time. She finished in a time of 3:28.26, dropping 18 total minutes this season alone and achieving an overall PR by 8 minutes!