From Mon Apr 26 09:22:06 EDT 1999 Article: 170483 of rec.running Path:!!!!!!not-for-mail From: (Sam Callan) Newsgroups: rec.running Subject: Re: Fitness of wold's population. Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 02:09:08 GMT Organization: MindSpring Enterprises Lines: 19 Message-ID: <> References: <> <> <7fsc66$41v$> <7fsodd$3hg$> <7fsofl$pek$> <01be8e78$bf922bc0$> <> <> Reply-To: NNTP-Posting-Host: X-Server-Date: 26 Apr 1999 02:13:01 GMT X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent 1.1/32.230 Xref: rec.running:170483 Okay, so I post and then I realize I have seen data on what a person "should" be able to run some distance in time wise. In "Lore of Running" Noakes presents some tables. For a VO2 max of ~42 ml/kg/min (which is considered a representative value for college aged males) one could run: 1500m 6:16 1 mile 6:46 5K 23:00 10K 47:46 Half-M 1:36:36 M 3:39:42 To run a 4:02 mile one needs a VO2 max of ~75.5 ml/kg/min (although a lower VO2max might be able to since there is a good deal of anaerobic contribution. Again these are predictions, but it gives an idea.