Week 3, my breathing is really coming on now! I have cranked the resistance up, giving my POWERbreathe a twist up to level 1! It may not sound a lot but you can feel the difference, the small increase in resistance is definitely more challenging!!
I have had to break my breaths back down to 2 sets of 15 to achieve the recommended ’30 breathes twice a day’, I have completed my training most days with the exception of the last couple of days due to being a little run down, hey it happens to the best of us and sometimes you just need to rest!
Rest is not the enemy, rest allows the body recover and regenerate, over training and training through illness such as colds and flu can actually impede results and performance, so don’t be afraid to take a few days off training if you are not feeling 100% you will come back stronger both physically and mentally!
At the start of the week my training was feeling great, my recovery time is improving during my sprint sessions, I am ready to go sooner and feel like I have more to give during my sprints.
All is looking good for my next event coming up next weekend, a multi terrain 10k run at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, part of a new running festival. I am really looking forward to it.
My training this week will be geared towards the run on Saturday, easing my training down after Wednesday and making sure I get my diet right leading up to the day.
On my next blog I will let you know how I get on, how my breathing feels throughout and any effects POWERbreathe training has had on my performance.
Wish me luck!!!