Is there an ideal BMI for a runner?
I'm about 26/27 and I want to get to about 22 as the top end of the normal range feels a bit lardy.
I suspect that the racing snake runners tend to be at the low end of the range but I love me pies too much.
So, no answers, but I'm in a similar boat - I want to shed the extra 7lbs to give my knees more of a break too!
Perhaps look at other things? Follow the 1 per cent theory - the following things claim to improve your race time by 1% - so do enough of them and you could gain 10% on your finish times
Allowing recovery days
Improving/perfecting running technique
Doing strides & drills
Eating the best possible foods
Using energy gels
Getting enough sleep
Weeny P wrote (see)
Hi topcat - guess this depends on lots of things - however "aerobic demand increases by 1% for every 2.2lbs carried on the trunk - so less weight" = faster times in theory. (never seen an elite with a pick of fat on them...)
At risk of starting the debate again, do a search on this site for the "Great Weightloss thread" - I can't search here but the thread was very interesting regarding the loss of weight in relation to running faster - all kicked off by this article..
Thanks all. A 10% reduction would be nice!
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