For a while now I've been wondering how much a runners weight influences shoe selection and injuries. I'm not talking obese or even overweight but so called 'heavy' runners. I'm 6'1 190lbs in my 40s go to the gym, ride and run...in pretty good shape. I've recently done a 45min 10k and a 1:28 half.
If form is taken out of the equation (being the most important factor IMO) what effect does weight have? Does it matter? Will I be faster? Are shoes really made for light or heavy runners? What about natural running and weight?
Keen to hear peoples thoughts!