Tag Archives: running

Altitude Training Helps Top Athlete Get Even Better

Boston Marathon, 2019 If you’ve worked out at Well-Fit anytime within the, oh, last year or so, odds are you’ve met or seen Paul Gavin.  Like all our athletes, he is dedicated to his training.  He puts in the time, and he realizes great results—on both a personal level and for the charity he supports. …  Read more »

CARA Goes LIVE at Well-Fit in the Altitude Room

The Chicago Area Runners Association popped by Well-Fit to experience interval training at 10,500 feet. Director of Training, Tim Bradley spoke with Sharone Aharon to get the scoop on this method of training which is doing huge things for the running community in Chicago. It’s been proven that high intensity workouts will improve your running…  Read more »

This Gym Makes it Hard to Breathe for a Better Workout- So I Tried It!

Training in a low-oxygen altitude chamber just might be the next best thing to living at 10,000 feet. As reported in Health.com by Cindy Kuzma My legs—and lungs—are burning as I pedal. The cycling interval’s only 10 seconds long, but it sure feels like the clock is moving in slow motion. Coach Mauricio Andrade stands…  Read more »

Altitude Training Case Study 10: David Pinsonneault

David had recently moved to Chicago from Oregon and was looking for a way to train hard in a sea level location in preparation for the Chicago Marathon where he is trying to achieve a sub 2:40 marathon. “It is well known within running circles that the very best in our sport train at altitude.…  Read more »

Altitude Training Case Study 9: Will Sutila

Will began training with Well-Fit in the Ironman Wisconsin 70.3 group earlier this year after a 7 year hiatus from the sport.  After a 6:13 finish time in Madison, he set his eyes on the  Kaiserwink-Walchsee 70.3 race in Austria in August, looking to improve upon that time. Will started with our 5 week altitude…  Read more »

Altitude Training Case Study 8: Mary Shepro

Although Mary has completed a handful of triathlons in the past, 2018 is the first full year she has trained for triathlon. She had a big year this year, competing in Muncie 70.3, USAT Age Group Championships, Chicago Triathlon Triple Challenge and in October, she will attempt her first full Ironman in Louisville. She joined…  Read more »

Altitude Training Case Study 7: Michael Harris

Michael Harris joined our 5 week Booster program to hopefully become a stronger and more competitive runner at the suggestion of his coach. He has done a handful of long distance endurance races but is currently training for the 2018 Chicago Marathon. His goal is to break 3:15. Michael worked hard throughout the program and…  Read more »

Altitude Training Case Study 6: Tim Cohen

Tim Cohen joined our BETA program, hoping to improve his half marathon/marathon time through altitude training. Prior to altitude training, he was regularly running tempo miles in the high 6:40s. After 5 weeks and 9 sessions in the altitude room, participating in the Altitude Booster program, he says a 6:30 mile felt comfortable and now…  Read more »

Altitude Training Case Study 1: Lisa Plumley

Lisa Plumley 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…  Read more »

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