As you can see from this chart, there's a little bit of consistency of how my weight is moving. Overall, it's down and it tends to dip lower after my Sunday long runs (where I'm burning the most calories) and then slowly climbs up over the week. Which makes total sense, my rest days are on Fridays so throughout the week my muscles are getting a tough workout and trying to recover (and holding onto water).
What am I going to do going forward?
My plan is to keep my calories at the 2,300 level and my macro split the same until the end of July. Then, on July 30, I'll up my calories to 2,500 (probably increasing my fats and carbs) and see how I'm feeling on that amount. Of course, if my running starts feeling tough before then, I'll trying upping my calories earlier than I plan to see if that helps out with my running.
Two things I'm going to do right now to improve how I'm eating right now (that might also have an effect on the scale and how my training is going) is to cutback on my alcohol intake and increase my water consumption. I'm not drinking a ton of alcohol but I've been doing more work week drinking now that it's summer and drinking more on the weekends than I did during my half training. So, I'm going to cutback to a drink or two on the weekends.
Along with that, I'm going to be more focused on getting enough water in. I've been drinking more pop lately to give myself a caffeine boost and between that and drinking more alcohol, I haven't been drinking as much water. I downloaded an app on my phone and my goal is to drink 100 oz of water a day. Which means no more getting pop during the workday and making sure I keep my water bottle filled.
I'll do another check in about how I'm feeling body-wise at the end of July when I do my measurements again. I think it's really important for people to hear about weight struggles during race training, it's something I haven't really seen from other bloggers that I follow and it's something I've been going through since I first started running.