I know I am a little ahead of schedule but I figured out what my 2021 goal is going to be so figured why not share it here. I am going to try to complete the Spartan Race Trifecta, which is three races. a 5k with 20 obstacles, a 10k with 25 obstacles and the half marathon which is 21k with 30 obstacles. The thing about the last option is it is at Killington Ski resort, so I expect there to be some hills.
Sprint is May 22nd
Super is July 10th
Beast is September 11th
I am hoping to be 200lbs by May 22nd. I am going to try to get down to 200lbs for it. I have 195 days to lose 50lbs which means I have to lose .25 lb per day. Which means I need to eat a deficit of 875 calories a day. Everyday to get there. Which I don’t think is as bad as it sounds. And in order to figure this out for yourself I would use a TDEE calculator you can find here. I put in my height and weight, it says I burn about 2514 calories per day just living. I also make sure to select sedentary because I plan on tracking how calories I burn exercising separately. Over the years I have started exercising more and I burn about 400-500 calories a day. So I add that to my total. 2514 TDEE + 400 calories of an average of exercise gives me 2914 calories, and I need to eat a deficit of 875 to meet my goal. So I need to consume 2039 calories. I also subtract 10% to give myself a little bit of wiggle room for when special events pop up. I call this my long term bank, for holidays or special events that are going to come up. So 1800 calories per day until May 22nd.