Genesis Innovation Officer Uses Innovative Sports Assessment Tools Preparing To Beat The Bix Elite
Doug Boleyn, innovation officer at Genesis Health System, is using innovative sports assessment and injury prevention tools available at The Lab, Powered By Genesis Sports Medicine, in his effort to beat the world class field at the Quad-City Times Bix 7 on Saturday.
Boleyn will start his Beat the Elite run at about the 5-mile mark. He knows the advantage might not be enough.
“We’re talking about some of the fastest distance runners in the world… Olympians and past Olympians,’’ Boleyn said. “And I will pretty much be running on my own, which will be kind of different.”
Boleyn, 52, has been training with assistance from The Lab, Powered by Genesis Sports Medicine.
The Lab uses the latest technology to help athletes of all ages and skills identify areas to improve their performance. The data allows The Lab team to help athletes reach their greatest potential while reducing the risk of injury.
While at The Lab, medical director Jose Armendariz, M.D., CAQSM and staff put Boleyn through a series of tests to identify strength imbalances, movement mechanics and blood flow restriction.
Boleyn has looked at recent winning times of the Bix 7 and believes he will need a mile pace of 7 minutes, 10 seconds to hold off the first finishers running the full seven-mile course.
“Now that there’s going to be a competitive element for me, the testing from The Lab will help me change things up a little bit so I can try to run a little faster,” Boleyn said. “I run now for health but The Lab works with a lot of younger, skilled athletes to improve performance, treat injuries and prevent injuries.’’
Learn more about The Lab and the Genesis Sports Medicine care team by visiting www.genesishealth.com/sportsmedicine.