ive started running quite alot recent in training for two 5K runs and a 10K run, and ive noticed that my weight has gone up, but my fitness has improved soooooooooooo much
before id struggle to run for 20 seconds!! (im currently 151lb trying to get to 120lb) but since running regularly well every day sometimes twice a day i can now run at a 5mph pace for a good 20mins straight now, but i seemed to have still gained weight to go up to the 151lbs that i am now
how long will this last if it is true about running and gaining weight?
i got a new bike today and so will be out riding the streets rather than the exercise bike in the gym, and swim 2-3 times a week. i do the occasional yoga but generally just a stretch out after a run etc.
not been doin much weight work at the mo mainly cardio altho i do run with 0.5kg weights on my ankles or wrists....
Reason: moved to fitness forum
im running 20k in total in races over the next few months, i have made a web page up which not many people get to see cos i dont really know who to tell. its a findraising page for a hospital in manchester, uk, where my mum stayed for a few months and underwent to major ops for a rare cancer which is detailed on my page
It's good to hear about your determination and success in getting fitter! Gives me inspiration to keep trying.
I started running about 2 weeks ago at 127lb, I'm quite unfit at the moment because I've just finished my 2 month sleep of a summer holiday, so I've only been managing 1.5km runs with a minute breather in the middle. I've noticed my appetite has increased but instead of bingeing on cookies and such I'll have raw nuts or veges. Along with that, I've been drinking water crazily! I now weigh around 129lb, and its only been 2 weeks so I'll attribute that weight gain to water weight and food intake.
I think the best way for you to tell if it's muscle or fat gain, is to measure your waist and hips and thighs from week to week. I also took a picture of myself in shorts and a sports bra so that in a months time, I can take another in the same clothes and compare the difference.
My goal at the moment is to get a higher ranking in the school fundraiser mile and cross country (2km) which is in about 10 weeks. Not that far, but at the moment it would be a challenge so I hope by then I can do them comfortably!
Good luck for your 20kms worth of races!
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