A Sneak Peak into the Training of an Olympic-Hopeful
With excitement building around this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, what better time than now for InHealth to feature the Olympic-hopefuls with whom we’re fortunate enough to work? Working with these elite athletes provides InHealth the opportunity to develop and refine the most innovative and cutting-edge approach to treatment, which we then apply to our patients. This is all done with the intent of fulfilling our mission of expanding what is possible for each individual.
This week we feature Garrett Heath, a member of the Brooks Beasts Track Club. Garrett is currently in his eighth year as a professional distance runner. Originally, a Minnesota state champion in cross country skiing, Garrett has an aerobic capacity few competitors can match, including gold medalist, Mo Farah. This winter, Garrett defeated Mo to become the World Cross Country Champion.
Garrett will be competing in the US Olympic Trials in July with the hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics in August. Detailed below is a recent week of training for Garrett while completing an altitude training stint in Albuquerque, NM:
Running over 80 miles a week with a high degree of intensity can definitely be taxing on the body. InHealth is excited to do our part to help keep Garrett running healthy and towards Rio!
To follow Garrett’s Olympic journey and to learn more about InHealth's approach to injury prevention and treatment, check back at inhealthseattle.com!