# Pace Calculator

Use this pace calculator to easily calculate your average walking or running pace, the distance, or the duration of your workout, given any of the other two. The calculator works with miles, feet, kilometers, meters, etc..

## Pace formula

**Pace** is the rate of movement, or more precisely: **the rate of covering a given distance**. For example, your pace can be 10 minutes per mile, or 10 minutes per kilometer, or 20 seconds per 100 meters, so pace describes how long it takes you to cover a given distance unit. When you are calculating pace manually or using an online **pace calculator**, it is actually the **average pace** that you get as result, since your pace changes more or less every second, depending on your current speed.

The formula for calculating pace is:

**Pace = Time / Distance**

The result depends on the units used for time and distance. For example, if you supply time in minutes and distance in miles, you get pace calculated in minutes per mile. If you supply kilometers instead, you get minutes per km. If you supply seconds and meters, you get seconds per meter.

You can contrast the above formula with the average speed formula, which is **Speed = Distance / Time** - as you can see the terms on the right side are reversed.

The above pace formula is used in this pace calculator as well. Other than average pace, the calculator also outputs average speed, and it can calculate your time given distance and speed, as well as distance given speed and time.

Running pace (jogging pace) is calculated the same way as walking pace, hiking pace, biking pace, trekking pace, climbing pace, swimming pace, and so on. The pace calculator makes no difference in how you cover the distance exactly.

## Running distance calculation

If you are looking to calculate your running distance, or for that matter, hiking distance, or trekking distance, or biking distance, or swimming distance, you need to know your pace or your speed, and the time which it took you to covered it (rests excluded). The distance formula is:

**Distance = Speed * Time**

If you know your pace, but not your speed, you need to convert from one to the other. E.g. if your pace is 5 minutes per mile, to convert to miles per hour, you need to divide 60 (minutes) by 5, to get 12, meaning your speed was 12 mph. Then you can use that as an input for a pace calculator or the formula above. The resulting distance will be in the distance unit you used for your speed measurement: miles, kilometers, meters, yards, feet, etc.

## Workout duration formula

If you are looking to calculate your workout duration, you need to know your pace or your speed, and the distance you covered. The duration formula is:

**Time = Distance / Speed**

If you know the pace, but not the speed, you can convert from one to the other. E.g. if your pace is 6 minutes per mile, to convert to miles per hour, you need to divide 60 (minutes) by 5, to get 10, meaning your speed was 10 mph. Then you can input that into our pace calculator or the formula above. The resulting time will be in the time unit you used for your speed measurement: hours, minutes, seconds.

#### Cite this calculator & page

If you'd like to cite this online calculator resource and information as provided on the page, you can use the following citation:

Georgiev G.Z., *"Pace Calculator"*, [online] Available at: https://www.gigacalculator.com/calculators/pace-calculator.php URL [Accessed Date: 18 Feb, 2020].