Don't focus so much on your overall body weight, but on your percent body fat. At your current weight,18% body fat equates to 28 pounds of fat. You should try to shed 10 of those pounds. That would put you at 12% body fat, assuming you gain no additional muscle mass. (For reference purposes, elite marathoners run below 5%) Compared to running at 12% body fat, you are running now with the equivilent of a 10 pound weight belt. Last July, I was at 18% body fat as well. Now I'm at 7% while getting ready for Chicago in the fall. How did I do it? Consistent training, eliminate high fat content foods (fast food, pizza), and monitor myself regularly on a Tanita scale that measures both total weight and % body fat. You have picked a great compliment to your weight lifting - good luck, and by the way, losing those 10 fat pounds will also enhance your muscle definition.
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