Bethany Lannon Posted October 13, 2013 Share Posted October 13, 2013 So recently I'd been in a training cycle for a marathon. I ran the Asheville marathon on Sept 28, so up until that point, the bulk of my workouts came from running. Granted, I included strength and running workouts like hill repeats and tempo runs, but for the most part, my workouts were running-based. Since running the race, I have changed the focus of my workouts to more strength, HIIT cardio/weights, functional fitness. It's only been a couple weeks since my race but I feel like I'm having difficulty seeing any change in my body comp. My goal is more fat loss now that the race is off my plate. I know that when I was running, I topped out at 44 miles (give or take a couple) in one week. I know that my workouts now aren't totaling the same calorie burn as my running did, so I feel like I should be eating less. My question is, should I expect an adjustment period from my body, going from chronic cardio, so to speak, to more strength training, before my body composition starts changing? I'm eating according to the template, however not on a W30 currently. I'm hoping there might be some experienced athletes out there who have made a shift from cardio-focused to strength-focused workouts and have therefore noticed if there was an adjustment period in how their body reacted to the different form of fitness? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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