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..


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Average pace 10:00 per mile (06:13 per km)    
Average speed 6 mph (8.80 ft/s)    
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  1. What is pace?
  2. Pace formula
  3. Running distance calculation
  4. Workout duration formula

    What is pace?

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 a result, since your pace changes more or less every second, depending on your current speed.

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 jogging

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 calculator does not differentiate between different modes of movement in which you could have covered the distance.

    Pace formula

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.

    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 to cover it (rests excluded). The distance formula is:

Distance = Speed * Time

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

    Workout duration formula

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

Time = Distance / Speed

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

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Georgiev G.Z., "Pace Calculator", [online] Available at: URL [Accessed Date: 01 Apr, 2023].