Join Date: May 2007
Location: Westminster, CO
Bikes: Giant TCR and Giant TCX
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Ok, lets start with the basics. Cycling and Triathlons are not strength based sports, they are endurance sports. That's not to say there is no strength involved, just that you should place it lower in precedence to cardio, so I would do only two days of lifting a day and 5-6 of riding/running/swimming. Because I'm in my base phase, I currently lift twice a week working the whole body each session. If you head over to beginnertriathlete.com they have some very good volume building oriented training plans for people to use when training for their first triathlons.
As far as the diet goes, I didn't add it up because of time, but how many calories a day is that diet of yours? Just from glancing, it looks like you might have too much protein build into it; not only are you eating a good amount of meat, but also are taking in a lot of protein powder. Additionally, it looks like caloric intake will be quite high. You weigh 210, you should look at shedding ~50 or so pounds in order to be a competitive weight, as well as 12-15% body fat.
The most important thing is to have fun though!