FLA Jill wrote:
Back when she first started setting world records, I remember one of Katie Ledecky's coaches describing her as an 8 minute miler during running and dryland cross training time.
imsparticus wrote: If you canâ€™t run a 5K in under 18 minutes, youâ€™re not a great all around athlete. If you can't do at least 25-30 pull-ups, you are not a great all-around athlete. If you canâ€™t run a hundred meters in under sometime (I donâ€™t know what that time is), you are not a great all-around athlete.
The poster talking about pull ups and 18 min 5K and not having a clue about fast 100m run times?....where did he pull 30 pullups out of the air. I would actually be interested to see how many Phelps could do when he beat Cavic in the 100 fly at Beijing and how many say an NFL football running back could do, or Usein Bolt of someone like Federer (I doubt Federer would get much past 25, but maybe I underestimate him)
I see here that Phelps routinely does 34: https://www.yourswimlog.com/michael-phelps-numbers/
It looks like in the 100 fly he takes around 20 pulls per 50 meters...so around 40 per 100m, in line with that pull up number(I am trying to figure out how much weight would be beneficial for lat pulldowns for around 50 pulls for 100m....so I am doing some sets of 50 lat pull downs, but have a long long way to go at 100% body weight (well, its kind of impossible because you leave the ground...trying to work up to 70% body weight for lots of reps.
I doubt Phelps could break 18 minutes for 5K....his knees and ankles just hyperextend to much to run with any degree of efficiency. But he does have one of the biggest engines on the planet so shuffling around at 3:48 per km should be OK