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|Subject: ||RE: Slightly Overweight College Runner|
I raced between 168 and 177 for a long time (I'm 6'2"). I never looked heavy, but definitely had some pudge.
I broke my foot and took 6 months off from running. I spent a summer biking competitively and started running on the side. For about two months I was biking 250 miles/week and running 10-20. The weight fell off.
For me it was about a morning run and evening bike ride. For fueling, I ate normally, but made sure I ate a 150-250 calorie snack immediately after biking or running. I also ate 3-6 pieces of fruit per day.
You have to eat a lot, there is no way around that. I've found it is about the quality of my calories. FOr instancee, a Chipotle burrito is a ton of cals, but they are all useful, even the fat...they stick with you.
The only dietary restrictions I would follow would be to limit candy and soda. That's it.
BTW, after I started running more seriously, i re-debuted at the 5k distance 10 seconds under my old PR. Two months later, I was another minute faster.
This was at 155 lbs....so it does help. It doesn't sound like you have much more than 10lbs to lose, you can do it.
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