I recently decided to run the Portland Marathon in the beginning of October. I have a sprinting backround and very little endurance experience. I am running 4 days a week and lifting the other three. I have one intense run a week (currently 6 miles) one medium run, and two short runs.
This is my problem: I got fat over winter, I didn’t get any exercise and ate like shit. I only started running and lifting 6 months ago. I am 6’1" 208 lbs. When I am in good shape I only weigh about 180 - 195. I have been eating well in the 6 weeks and training hard, yet I haven’t lost any weight.
I know 6 weeks isn’t a long time, but it seems like I should have lost something with the drastic lifestyle changes I have made. Can anyone think of a reason for my lack of progress. Also if anyone wants to give me marathon advice that would be excellent.