The reason I’ve been trying to maintain muscle mass and build strength is so that I will have an advantage during the cycle and run stages of the sprint distance. The idea being that the increase in strength will allow me to excel in the stages where other competitors had been training more cardio exercises in the off season. I’m hoping that over this distance it will be more down to strength and speed rather than endurance.
Over the past 4 months my weight has fluctuated drastically. In January I put on 6kg in one month, only to lose it in fat and excess weight over February and March.
I am now at a maintainable weight for my height and am training hard to be able to progress well at the up-coming races. This year I have 3 races lined up, at various locations in the UK, and I hope to do well in all of them. Things are looking good so far!