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I am getting quite frustrated. In 2011/2012 I lost more than 15kg, dropped from tight size 14 to comfortable size 10 - so VERY HAPPY! I did bootcamp 3x a week and changed my diet (eating more regularly, 3 main meals + 2-3 healthy snacks a day etc.) - but I had to count calories to have control. I started to run a bit in September 2012 and then regularly (2x a week) in October and I have been training for my first ever marathon since beginning of December (3x runs a week) + still doing about 2-3 bootcamp sessions/week. I also stopped counting calories beginning of October. I have not a body of a runner - more like a powerlifter, I would say - somewhere between Mesomorph and Endomorph. I have sturdy legs and quite strong muscular upper body, but cannot get rid of my belly fat.
The problem is that since this summer I have gained about 3kg of weight and recently (since I started running regularly) I have been putting on more weight... slowly, but surely. I know my diet is not perfect and I may eat too much to LOSE weight, but not so much that I should gain it, with all that training.
Is it possible that my regular running / marathon training is the main cause of my current weight gain? (But I am sure I have put some fat on, too, not just muscle)
Thank you for any response / experience.