Has anyone ever tried to do drop fat while training for a marathon or half marathon? msm00b, I appreciate your insight on a lot of threads and think you may have some knowledge on this.
Recommendations as far as balancing enough energy level to run, while capitalizing on the extra cardio to burn calories? Should the 2 goals be mutually exclusive, or is this achievable without impending disaster?
Best to eat at maintenance and let the extra cardio handle the deficit? Deficit limits to monitor so that energy levels don't make high mileage runs impossible?
I've done a full and halfmarathon in the past 2 years, and through training for both, weight loss was very minimal: 2-3 lbs. Still lifting 2 days a week with no drop in strength.
When I total all the miles I will be doing for my 10 week training program, and estimating 100 cals per mile, I would lose 5.x lbs over the course if I eat to maintenance.
Anyone ever achieve serious fat loss through half-marathon training?