I'm 5'9, about 180 lbs. I think I'm pretty strong for my size. Not a world class powerlifter but still pretty strong. As a former fatass that has flat feet and a severe asthma, I decided I want to participate and fuck it, I want to have chances, in a sprint triatlon. My cardio is kind of good. I'm able to run outside in Miami's humidity for 30 minutes, but I want more. A sprint triatlon is a fast triatlon of usually 1/4 mile of swimming, 20K of bike, 5K run. Winners usually end between 53 and 55 minutes. So it may not be an ironman, but is still a pretty hard thing to do. 1 hour of intense cardio. It takes a lot of preparation and a lot of cardio. The thing is, I don't wanna lose my power. It's cool to deadlift or squat twice your bodyweight. It's cool to be strong. I know that preparing for this thing seriously will make me a cardio machine, but I don't wanna lose my strength. Specially knowing that the day I'm ready, I'll be 10 lbs less at the very least. Any tips on keeping the power when there's a lot of conditioning and weight loss?