I am now nearly on to my third week of working with a POWERbreathe. I have managed to move up to level 2 and am surprised by how much stronger I feel already. I have definitely noticed a difference when I am out training especially when I am climbing up a tough hill. This is where I have been struggling to control my breathing and become wheezy, the past two hard sessions I have done I haven’t wheezed at all. Progress already I think!
I took part in the Cycletta Challenge last weekend at Whipsnade park. It’s a Sportive just for women, I don’t really do much road riding so saw this as an opportunity to use it as some good training and test my breathing out under pressure. It was the first time I’ve used Powerbreathe when I warm up, I couldn’t believe what a difference it made to the start of my race. That horrible shortness of breath I had been having was nowhere to be seen, I felt strong and in control. I ended up finishing in the fastest time and even more pleasing I only wheezed a little at the top of the last climb.
I have the last round of the British Mountain Bike Series this weekend and I am really looking forward to seeing if there is even more improvement. Fingers crossed I can finish on a good result, I’ll let you know how I get on J