December 4, 2014 | AURORA, CO
Let's get right at the apparent paradox. Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, MD, is a CU Sports Medicine orthopedic surgeon who has spent years studying the wear, tear, and repair of joint cartilage. Pascual-Garrido is also a competitive marathoner who runs 50 to 60 miles a week during the six months of the year she isn't training for the Boston Marathon.
When she's training for the big race, she does 80-mile weeks. However you do the math (she runs six days a week with her Boulder Track Club teammates, with both morning and evening runs on Tuesdays and Saturdays), that's some serious pounding. What gives?
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