Calculators for Performance, Times, Energy Expenditure etc.


Experience From - Dr. Bill Misner, Ph.D. , Chuck Yeager ,

Dr. Bill Misner, Ph.D.

Some athletes enhance personal endurance performance by accurately measuring a variety of performance variables. Others choose not to think about the elements contributing to faster times but prefer to keep their running "complication free".

Of the two genotypes described, I enjoy applying principle analytical measurements for enhancing distance, rate, and strength during the run. Here are some of my favorite performance links or calculators I use to interpret whether my training protocols are producing progressive performance results:


There are many other types of appropriate computerized calculators that may enhance endurance performance if the athlete takes the time and applies both mind and body to improving time and distance.

Chuck Yeager

I played with the Basic Prediction calculator from RunCoach and in short it amazed me. I found it to be a very accurate finish time predictor up to the marathon, which is the longest race I have done. I entered times for distances I have run, from 5k's to half marathons, and despite the different paces it still was within 2-3 minutes of my marathon time in all cases. This spring I will see how close it comes to predicting a 50 miler.