Updated: Jan 2, 2020
This case study with Maria Dalzot, a professional ultra-runner, is focused on objective changes she saw in both her mileage per week and her recovery pace per mile along with some subjective changes she saw happen to her body.
Maria’s training mileage prior to treatment in the Performance Lab was 70 miles average/week while after it was 85 miles average/week. A percent gain of 21.4%. Her recovery pace/mile prior to treatment had been 8:45-9:00 minutes/mile while after it dropped to 7:45-8:00 per mile. This is roughly a 12.5% decrease in her time.
Bellingham Performance Lab with Dr. Steve Noble
Athlete: Maria Dalzot
Duration: May 9, 2019 – August 6, 2019 (3 months)
Performance Lab sessions: Five 1 hour sessions, one 30 minute session
Average weekly mileage = 70 miles per week
Recovery pace: 8:45-9:00 min per mile
Right knee pain since September 2018. Unable to walk down any stairs or single-leg deep knee bend without significant discomfort.
Average weekly mileage = 85 miles per week
Recovery pace: 7:45-8:00 min per mile
Knee pain is gone, with no recurrence despite consistent racing and high mileage.
Recovery from workouts has been faster as evidenced by a faster recovery pace.