Abstract. From a group of 12 officer trainees of the Czech Military University in Brno, 100 µL of capillary blood have been collected before and after a 2,400 m run, and after a subsequent recreation period of 30 minutes. The following parameters have been determined: pH, pCO 2 , HCO 3 , BE, blood glucose, ionized K, ionized Mg, and blood pressure. It turned out that those parameters change proportionally, beginning from the situation before the run, throughout the situation after the run and during recreation. Using those proportionalities, a system of predictions of effort and performance was established, whereby the changing of the parameters formed an individual and situation dependent pattern. Thus performance, effort and need for recreation could be estimated individually, before the probands had even moved a limb.