I have consistently trained with Kirsten once a week since the beginning of April.  Apart from being sore and stiff for a few days after a proper session, I could feel a massive difference while training on my road bike – the important muscles that requires activation for cycling were firing properly and consequently my style of riding improved immediately, without me even thinking about it.  I felt more resilient and powerful on the bike. 

After 4 weeks of strength training, I competed in the Aquelle Tour Durban and got my first podium finish in the elite ladies category.  The following weekend I achieved another top 5 result in the cycle100 classic – both races ended in a sprint finish, something in which I generally did not perform well in the past.  I am starting to gain real confidence and power in my sprinting and endurance levels. 

 

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