With each new tweak to my training regime my body changes accordingly.
First the weight drop over the fall and winter that accompanied my increased mileage. 7 lbs lost from mid summer to early February. On paper not much, but noticeable by all.
Now with increased speed workouts and a running streak which currently stands at 51 days, my body is again shifting. This time it is a gain of 4 lbs in 4 months.
I must be the only person I know who loses weight over the fall & winter and gains it back in the spring & summer!
But this new weight gain comes with an accompanying 2% drop in body fat. All things being equal this translates to my amassing over 6 pounds of muscle since the beginning of February.
My body hasn’t had this many changes since I went through puberty. Dear God let there finally be a growth spurt!
On paper I am stronger. In training I am faster. My clothes fit better.
I am ready to race.