So I finally got around to getting a physical, which I haven't done in probably 10 years (I'm 30). I got the results last week and they were okay. Blood pressure was great, cholesterol was normal, but the doc said my good heart healthy cholesterol was too low and my triglycerides were too high, which after doing some research I've figured out is because of my belly. I'm 5'9", 175lbs with about 22% bodyfat. I've pretty much determined I need to lose about 25lbs, but I haven't been able to lose hardly anything from just cycling.
My plan for the fall is to do serious training (using Joe Friel's training bible) to enter some crits and stage races near here. (I have no delusions of grandeur about winning, I just need something besides fun rides for motivation)
I guess my question is, from now until the fall, should I focus strictly on losing weight/body fat using running and weights, while incorporating some riding, or would the base building process actually cause me to shed the pounds? I will be overhauling my diet as well.
Thanks in advance.