Saturday, June 19, 2010

How many miles do you run in a soccer game?

Since it's soccer mania right now courtesy of the World Cup in South Africa, I thought I'd post this. How many miles do you run while playing a 90 minute game? Based on my experiences, I'd say about 5-8 miles depending on the position of the player. When I used to play soccer back in grad school, a few times I decided to play with a pedometer clipped on. A typical reading would be around 10,000 steps or more for an hour or so play, which is about 5-6 miles. I used to love to run the field and that figure is probably a bit higher than average. Also keep in mind that the pedometer is not exactly accurate.


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