Running Pace Definition The Running Pace Calculator is an essential tool to the long distance runner. Use the running pace calculator at your convenience to determine your estimated time in your upcoming long distance race or marathon. Try this health calculator for FREE! As the rest of the world converted to the metric system, so did the marathon. However, most runners typically measure their daily run in miles as opposed to kilometers. Off hand, most Americans do not know the accurate translations of miles into kilometers. Fortunately, the running pace calculator allows you to take your average time(Per Mile) to accurately predict the time at which you would complete a long distance run. (Measured in Kilometers) First, you will have to determine the average rate at which you run a mile:
Time yourself running more than one mile(it is important to time yourself running multiple miles to determine a most accurate prediction.)
Use a basic calculator to divide minutes by however many miles you ran to determine your minutes per miles.
- Example: John ran 10 miles in 120 minutes. John divided his 10 miles into 120 minutes to equate that he ran 12 minute miles. Now that you’ve calculated your minute per mile rate, let’s take a look at the running pace calculator. The running pace calculator lists the following entries:
Minutes Per Mile
Race Distance (5k, 10k, Half Marathon, or Marathon)
To Begin Using the Calculator
Enter calculated minute per mile average
Select the distance of your race. (5k, 10k, Half Marathon, or Marathon)
Click the calculate button(Located beneath Minutes Per Mile and Race Distance)
And it’s that simple. You’ve successfully calculated your time in the upcoming race!
Important Things to Remember
Accurate entries = accurate results. For most accurate results; remember to measure your time in multiple miles. Use a basic calculator to determine the average rate at which you run a mile in a long distance rate.
If your race is either more, less, or somewhere in between the distances allowed in the Race Distance selection; you can always use a basic calculator to determine your final results. Example: John was running a 6K race and calculated that he ran 7 minute miles. Using the running pace calculator he calculated that he would run a 5K race in 21.75 minutes. John takes 21.75 and divides it by 5(on a basic calculator), to calculate that he would run a single kilometer in 4.35 minutes. Next, john multiplies 4.35 by 6, and discovers that he would run a 6K in 26.1 minutes.
How to Calculate Running Pace Let's be honest - sometimes the best running pace calculator is the one that is easy to use and doesn't require us to even know what the running pace formula is in the first place! But if you want to know the exact formula for calculating running pace then please check out the "Formula" box above.