Interpretation of Running Index

Your Running Index score is calculated automatically after every run, based on your heart rate and from the speed data collected from your GPS unit or stride sensor.

It gives you information about your performance level, based on your aerobic fitness and running economy. Use your long-term Running Index average in the following chart to compare your running performance with people of the same age and gender.

Men

Age / Years

Very low

Low

Fair

Moderate

Good

Very good

Elite

20-24

< 32

32-37

38-43

44-50

51-56

57-62

> 62

25-29

< 31

31-35

36-42

43-48

49-53

54-59

> 59

30-34

< 29

29-34

35-40

41-45

46-51

52-56

> 56

35-39

< 28

28-32

33-38

39-43

44-48

49-54

> 54

40-44

< 26

26-31

32-35

36-41

42-46

47-51

> 51

45-49

< 25

25-29

30-34

35-39

40-43

44-48

> 48

50-54

< 24

24-27

28-32

33-36

37-41

42-46

> 46

55-59

< 22

22-26

27-30

31-34

35-39

40-43

> 43

60-65

< 21

21-24

25-28

29-32

33-36

37-40

> 40

Women

Age / Years

Very low

Low

Fair

Moderate

Good

Very good

Elite

20-24

< 27

27-31

32-36

37-41

42-46

47-51

> 51

25-29

< 26

26-30

31-35

36-40

41-44

45-49

> 49

30-34

< 25

25-29

30-33

34-37

38-42

43-46

> 46

35-39

< 24

24-27

28-31

32-35

36-40

41-44

> 44

40-44

< 22

22-25

26-29

30-33

34-37

38-41

> 41

45-49

< 21

21-23

24-27

28-31

32-35

36-38

> 38

50-54

< 19

19-22

23-25

26-29

30-32

33-36

> 36

55-59

< 18

18-20

21-23

24-27

28-30

31-33

> 33

60-65

< 16

16-18

19-21

22-24

25-27

28-30

> 30

The classification is based on a study by Shvartz & Reibold (1990). Laboratory measured VO2max values have been collected from adults in USA, Canada and 7 European countries.