I've tried to lose weight slowly with a target of a half pound per week but I've found my weight loss comes mostly in sudden week-long sheds of four pounds. Over the last half year, I've experienced a sprint power drop and I think I can only relate it to my weight loss. My total weight loss has been 33 pounds.
I don't mind being lighter, I'm much faster and fit, but the power loss is a concern. I've kept my power training about the same for the year. I do sprint or hill repeats twice a week.
The only thing that's changed is that I've increased my mileage with my increased fitness. What's happening to my power? Is losing power with weight common?
Would I benefit from weight training? Should I increase my power training intensities and durations?