Table 1. Characteristics used to describe the running speeds of runners in groups A-G (n= 10 in groups A- F; n = 7 in group G).All values are means (± SD).
Groups Mean Race time (hh: min. s) Mean speed (m·s −1) Mean CV for mean speed Mean D speed (m·s−1) R2(curvilinear) Normalized Slope
A 6:36.50 (0:11.39)b,C,D,E,F,G 4.2 (.1) b,C,D,E,F,G 5.4 (2.0)F,G .5 (.2)G .96 (.05) −.16 (.06)E,F,G
B 7:03.44 (0:06.34)c,D,E,F,G 3.9 (.1) c,D,E,F,G 8.2 (3.1)G .6 (.4)G .77 (.32) −.17 (.08) E,F,G
C 7:26.26 (0:05.41)E,F,G 3.7 (.1) E,F,G 11.5 (3.1) 1.0 (.4) .95 (.05) −.30 (.08) E,F,G
D 7:47.18 (0:05.26)F,G 3.6 (.1) F,G 10.8 (3.0) .8 (.3) .90 (.11) −.27 (.06) E,F,G
E 8:03.07 (0:05.47)F,G 3.5 (.1) F,G 12.2 (5.2) .9 (.5) .88 (.13) −2.90 (1.30)
F 8:43.34 (0:19.09)G 3.2 (.1) G 15.6 (6.9) 1.0 (.4) .90 (.10) −3.80 (1.50)
G 10:02.25 (0:34.40) 2.8 (.1) 19.6 (6.9) 1.4 (.8) .97 (.03) −4.60 (1.50)
P < .05-.01 .05-.01 .01 .05 .01
Only significant differences are listed. Small and capital superscript letters denote p < .05 and .01 respectively. CV = coefficient of variation.