Table 4

Speed, MET levels, and cadence from track, treadmill, and hallway walking/running studies of adults

Reference

Speed (miles/hr)

Speed (km/hr)

MET

Cadence (spm)


Beets [44]

1.12A

1.8A

2.0B

64C


Beets [44]

1.68A

2.70A

2.4B

81C


MacPherson [42]

1.99D

3.2

2E

93


Abel [43]

2.01F

3.24F

3.1B

96C


Beets [44]

2.24A

3.6A

2.7B

96C


Marshall [39]

2.4

3.86G

3.09H

109I


Rowe [40]

2.7

4.3

2.94J

102


Beets [44]

2.8A

4.50A

3.2B

106C


Abel [43]

2.98F

4.80F

4.0B

114C


Tudor-Locke [38]

2.98D

4.8

3.60

108C


Marshall [39]

3

4.83G

3.73H

115I


Rowe [40]

3.1

5.0

3.46J

114


Beets [44]

3.36A

5.40A

3.9B

115C


Marshall [39]

3.5

5.64G

4.94H

124I


Rowe [40]

3.6

5.8

4.2J

125


Abel [43]

3.99F

6.42F

5.5B

127C


Tudor-Locke [38]

3.98D

6.4

5.25

127C


Welk [41]

4

6.44

5.25K

129L


MacPherson [42]

3.98D

6.4

5.25K

129


Marshall [39]

4.1

6.60G

6.85H

134I


Abel [43]*

5.0F

8.04F

9.18B

158C


Abel [43]*

6.0F

9.66F

10.93B

165C


Welk [41]*

6

9.66

10M

163N


Tudor-Locke [38]*

6.02D

9.7

10.00

161C


Abel [43]*

7.01F

11.28F

12.98B

170C


Welk [41]*

7.5

12.08

12.5O

165P


* Jogging/running

Note: Superscripts denote values derived from information contained in original manuscript

A Converted from reported meters/second

B METs determined by weighted average METs reported for males and females

C Cadence determined by weighted average spm reported for males and females

D Converted from reported km/hr

E Compendium code 1179: walking on job, less than 2.0 mph (in office or lab area), very slow

FConverted from reported meters/minute

G Converted from reported miles/hr

H METs determined by weighted average METs for normal weight, overweight, obese

I Cadence determined by weighted average hand-counted spm for normal weight, overweight, obese

J Converted from reported VO2

KMET assumed to be the same as that for 6.4 km/hr pace in Tudor-Locke et al. [38]

LCadence determined by dividing weighted mean steps for men and women (1936) by time taken to complete a mile (15 min)

MCompendium code 12050: running, 6 mph (10 minute mile)

NCadence determined by dividing weighted mean steps for men and women (1631) by time taken to complete a mile (10 min)

OCompendium code 12080: running, 7.5 mph (8 minute mile)

PCadence determined by dividing weighted mean steps for men and women (1317) by time taken to complete a mile (8 min)

Tudor-Locke et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:79   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-79

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