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I have been running for about four years but I still feel like a beginner because of my weight. I'm no more than 20 pounds overweight but have always thought my performance could be much better at a lighter weight. How much could I increase my pace if I lost the extra weight?NellieRELATED: Lose the pounds, feel great, and run your fastest with Run to Lose from Runner’s World.Nellie-Estimates on the precise effect weight has on running performance or pace varies somewhat, but most are in agreement that a lighter weight results in faster run times, at least to a point. Running fitness is primarily measured by our VO2 max, which stands for maximum volume of oxygen. One's VO2 max represents the maximum amount of oxygen that can be delivered to working muscles in a given amount of time per unit of body mass. Typically, the higher a runner's VO2 max, the faster the runner; therefore, the lighter the runner, the higher the VO2 max, the faster the run times. It is important to keep in … [Read more...] about How Does Weight Loss Affect My Running Speed?