Earlier in the year Duncan received a very kind invitation from On Your Marks Events to attend the Bosworth Triathlon on Sunday 2nd June. It’ll come as no surprise to those of you who’ve met our keen runner and POWERbreathe user Duncan to know that he accepted, and on Sunday he attended the Open Water Sprint where he could share the benefit of POWERbreathe breathing training with novice, sprint and standard distance triathletes.
At the event Duncan met up with POWERbreathe dealer and triathlon specialists from Northampton, Tri-Running, and Managing Director Gabrielle Deere was delighted to work closely with Duncan as he extolled the virtues of training the breathing muscles for improved strength and stamina during all disciplines of the triathlon. In fact, so pleased was she that Duncan received further invitations to join her at future big triathlon events! Will we ever see him in the office I’m beginning to wonder?
The swim took place in the boating lake; the 20km/40km cycle was a fast route on quiet roads; and the final run section circled the lake. Duncan managed to set up his POWERbreathe flags and banners at the Finish mark and as people entered the lake, which you’ll be able to see in the Facebook Photo Album.
Duncan took the faithful POWERbreathe K5 and his laptop to the event so that interested triathletes could see their own breathing strength, breath by breath, live on screen using the K5’s Breathe-Link software (which is now available for MAC and free to download from the POWERbreathe website). Incredibly, one visitor's Volume (the average amount of air inhaled per breath) reached 7 Litres! This was a first and has never been registered by Duncan – or any of us – at any sports event before! Although in awe of the gentleman, Duncan managed to ask him a few questions and discovered he was a top swimmer and is swimming at the British Masters in 2-weeks’ time. The British Masters is the highlight of the national masters calendar and showcases world class competition.
POWERbreathe proved to be a big draw, and although winning the female age group, one of the winning female triathletes felt she could improve her performance still further, after seeing her breathing performance on screen using the K5 Breathe-Link software.
Read more about why you should include POWERbreathe IMT as part of your triathlon training, or if you’re already using POWERbreathe, then please leave a comment here or on the POWERbreathe Forum as we’d love to hear about how you’ve benefited from this breathing training. You can also read more about using POWERbreathe in triathlon training on our Blog.