I fear the point may be being missed here. Having 6 months running experience is completely irrelevant. Maybe the term altitude trainer is confusing people. It has nothing to do with preparing for altitude. Every time one of your muscles fire o2 is required. If your body can carry more o2, and utilize o2 more effectively and efficiently then it will perform better no matter what your training history. The system I am speaking of is tried and tested, used by track cyclists, NFL teams, wigan RLas well as by doctors in the states as a treatment for asthma. It is suitable for anyone at any level. The gentleman stated he was running 45+k over 4 days. Anything that may help the recovery is surely worth consideration.
The altitude system is not mine to advertise. I am a self employed sports scientist and personal trainer who does some work out of a studio which has the system. I just happen to believe in the system and its benefits. Again I apologise if anything I have posted has angered you but it was not the intention.
I am new to the forum as of today and have signed up to get some tips as I have just signed up for my first triathlon. I was also thinking I may be able to share some of my expertise as an experienced Sports Scientist. Admittedly my first couple of posts have focussed on the altitude trainer, but that was mainly because I was surprised that there was very little discussion on here about it. Apologise if it came across as purely advertising.
Altitude training isn't just about preparing for being at altitude. It increases fitness levels and reduces recovery time. For an event such as the one described it would be a valid and valuable training tool.