The aim of this study was to analyze the association between physiological indices of aerobic power and aerobic capacity with the performance in the distances of 1.5 km, 3 km and 5 km. Nine endurance runners performed the following protocols: a) test to determine the VO2max, vVO2max and OBLA; b) 2-5 tests in alternate days of 30 minutes with constant speed to determine the vMLSS; and c) performances (P). The linear correlation of Pearson or Spearman and multiple regression were applied to determine the relationships among the indices and the performance. It was found a significant correlation only of the vVO2max with the performance of 1.5 km (r = 0.78) and 3 km (r =0.81). Thus, it can be suggested the inclusion of training sessions at or near vVO2max on weekly periodization. Based on the present findings, it can be concluded that the performance prediction through the indices of power and aerobic capacity depend on the distance and duration of the race.
Runners; Lactate; Physiological indices; Performance