I am an ex elite category triathlete. Unfortunately I had a long break in sports and it did take more than 8 years to return to the sport. I am not a muscular type of athlete, I was 63-65 kgs when I am racing in 2015 and currently I am around 110 kgs and this is after 10 kgs loss in the last 2 months. Currently I am training 5 days/week. Since I am on heavy side I prefer indoor cycling instead of running but my typical week is like below.
- 2-3 session 10-15 km run (higher end of zone 2)
- 3-4 session indoor cycling
–1 to 2 ~1 hour really hard interval or tempo sessions.
–2 to 3 40-50 kms easy sessions zone 2 or zone 3
I am little bit confused about my training. I really want to lose fat asap and go down around 75 kgs. I realized that it is hard to lose weight when you also do high intensity training to increase your performance at the same time. Hard sessions makes me exhausted and decreases my overall exercise time in a week. But I am not sure if this is true.
So I started to think about skipping the performance focused training until I reach my weight target and doing only easy runs and long easy zone 2 indoor sessions without overloading my body to lose weight faster.
I am thinking keeping running part same and replacing cycling sessions with only 5 day x 2 hours zone 2 rides. What do you think about this change?
I don’t have much experience about weight loss. Thanks for help.