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I'm thinking of losing 5 kilos or so as I think it may improve my running times for 5K runs and stress my ankles and feet less (as I'm flat feet). I'm not having any issues but I'd rather avoid injury and it would improve my fitness.

Age: 57, male.
Weight is 83.5 Kg
Height: 1.87m
I'm doing 5K in 29min 4 times per week.

I wonder if there's any study done on this, saying something like "you can expect to improve your times by x seconds if you loose x% weight", if that makes sense.

Any info much welcome
 

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A lot will depend on starting weight and fitness level and also your ideal running weight.

A rule of thumb says, you will improve by 2 seconds per mile per pound lost, so roughly 2.7 seconds per Km per kilo lost.

There are a number of scientific studies out there, just Google for them.
 

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A lot will depend on starting weight and fitness level and also your ideal running weight.

A rule of thumb says, you will improve by 2 seconds per mile per pound lost, so roughly 2.7 seconds per Km per kilo lost.

There are a number of scientific studies out there, just Google for them.
Thanks for that, I'll do so google when I have the time.
 
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