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I am a newbie. I am old ...65. and I want to do a sprint distance triathlon at the end of Aug 2018. I am 42lbs overweight so I am basically handicapping myself before my triathlon. Cant have that....
So training is required Great for burning up calories YAHOO!!
So gotten all the advice, all the info, know how many cals I need too be taking for my age weight height so all good so far...? yes...?.
...........Ah no...
Take today I had brekkie 500+cals
had lunch 500+cals
having dinner 500+ cals
Snacks 110 cals
Hit the gym -610 cals

So here is the thing.... this is month one of an 8 month training program ...
3 training days a week this month.
next month 4 training days even more calories being birnt
next month 5 training days wow even more calories being burnt

Logically it appears to me that I can loose up to 2lbs a week here no problem.
All tri competitions are in full swing come May hence my 20 week quest to drop 2lbs per week getting me into tip top shape weight wise. Training will have me fit.
So looks like i have found the utopian method for having a great Triathlon...yes?
But it cannot be that easy. Can it?
If its too good to be true then you better be carefull
..... so folks.... what am I missing here??
I would love to hear from experts or old athletes like myself who have found the perfect solution to my dilemma. Loosing calories Versus maintaining proper energy for daily training.
ps I am very competitive and need to perform at my limits on the big day in Aug.


I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street I meet....a man who had no feet

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