I’ve never read anything about absolute values per sport, but I suspect that (in their competitive season) sprinters would want as much as possible and ultra athletes would want as little as possible. (In preseason training, some anaerobic capacity would be useful for ultra athletes as well.)
More relevant than absolute values is how an athlete’s maximal lactate value influences how he/she should be trained:
- Fast-twitch athletes will have a higher anaerobic capacity, will respond quicker to anaerobic power training, and can’t endure as much threshold work.
- Slow-twitch athletes will have a lower anaerobic capacity, respond slower to anaerobic power work, and can tolerate more threshold work.
Check out chapter 17 in Magness’ book, The Science of Running, for more info.