James McDowell: Age Group Triathlete – Training my lungs week 3

Well what an action packed 7 days the passed week has been.....

With last minute exam cramming at the start of the week, sitting an exam in Financial Services Regulation and Ethics on Wednesday morning, squeezing a week of client work into one Wednesday afternoon, Belfast to London for Business Development on Thursday, England vs India at Lords on Friday and the weekend in Guildford catching up with friends.

It almost leaves me out of breath thinking about it but thankfully with the slick compact design of my Powerbreathe Plus I was at least able to stick to my lung training. with no apparent metal components it also slips neatly into hand luggage with no issues!

With training in the last 7 days limited to 2.4miles in the pool, 6 miles on the road and an embarrassing 0 miles on the bike I didn’t have much time to push my fitness and experience the benefits of my Powerbreathe 30 breaths, twice a day.

4 days in a row resting does have its advantages though! Hitting the road hard this evening my body felt rejuvenated and able to push a 60 mile run to a PB of almost 8 mile. It was also the first experience that I am starting to benefit from my lung training.

My chest warmed up faster and settled into a strong, comfortable breathing pattern noticeably quicker. Additionally, recovery of breath between sprints was shorter.

End of week two with the Powerbreathe Plus lung trainer on level one has had it’s benefits. While it is still too early for the benefits to be evident in a percentage increase in my performance, the strict ritual of 30 breaths twice a day (morning & night) is starting to make the draw of breath under strenuous activity both stronger and comfortable.

Week 3 & resistance level 2! - pushing up a level is tough and it proved a challenge to complete the 30 breaths this morning, but as with everything, practice makes perfect.

Roll on bedtime & the last 30 breaths of the day on level two! (my 2nd Darth Vader impression of the day as nicknamed by wife regarding the sound of me training on my PowerBreathe)

May the Force be with you!!! :)

Benefits of POWERbreathe

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