Pace Calculator

A pace calculator is incredibly handy when it comes to meeting a time goal for a race (a marathon especially!). Keeping a steady stamina throughout the race is important if you are to keep strong to the finish and not lose precious minutes towards the end because your energy reserves have been zapped due to lack of pace.

Elite marathoners/racers usually run with people called "pacers" who set a pace that the runner should keep in order to meet their time goal. Some marathons have pace groups that help to get groups of people wanting to finish in a certain time obtain their goal. (For example, the Kansas City Marathon has wonderful, accurate pace groups to help those wanting to finish the marathon in 6 hours to those wanting to finish in 3.)

Most of us however aren't professional runners and not all marathons offer these groups and so a pace calculator will help keep you on time with your goal.

Gymboss Interval Timer

Now how do you keep your pace during your race? The popular Gymboss Interval Timer is used my many runners to help them keep their pace in order to make it to the finish line in their time goal. This is done by setting up the timer to signal you time splits, or when you need to walk or run. It can be very motivating and often will keep you running until you hear a beep instead of giving up well before the time you were supposed to.

An extremely inexpensive piece of equipment which will probably turn into your favorite! To me the $20 spent on Gymboss is well worth the price of keeping my pace to the finish line! Jeff Galloway seems to think so to!

How to use the On-page Calculator

This is pretty self-explanatory so if you want, just skip down to the bottom where you can find the calculator.

To get started with this pace calculator first figure out what your pace was in your last race. This will help you to set a realistic goal for your next race. For example if you ran a marathon in 1:51:26 (1 hour, 51 minutes and 26 seconds) then you were running at a pace of 8:30 per mile as the pace calculator says. For your next race your time goal might be to run at 8:15 minutes per mile which would have you finishing a half-marathon, according to the pace calculator, in 1:48:09.

This calculator is divided into two different charts. The Marathon calculator starts off where the Half-Marathon pace calculator leaves off (mile 14).

Some racers like to print off their time goals and the time they should have at each mile and staple it around their wrists during a race. This is helpful especially since you then don't have to remember what time you should be at for each mile that your goal predicts.

In any case it is always handy to have a pace calculator around for easy reference. A quick pace calculation can give you a good idea of where you are at, how you've improved and what potential you have!

Let this chart be your guide to setting realistic time goals and you will be on the road to racing success! It's all mapped out for you with the pace calculator!

Half-Marathon Pace Calculator

Pace /Mile 2 miles 3.1 (5K) 4 miles 5 miles 6.2 (10K) 7 miles 8 miles 9 miles 10 miles 11 miles 12 miles 13.1(1/2 Marathon)
5:30 11:00 17:05 22:00 27:30 34:11 38:30 44:00 49:30 55:00 1:00:30 1:06:00 1:12:06
5:45 11:30 17:52 23:00 28:45 35:44 40:15 46:00 51:45 57:30 1:03:15 1:09:00 1:15:23
6:00 12:00 18:39 24:00 30:00 37:17 42:00 48:00 54:00 1:00:00 1:06:00 1:12:00 1:18:39
6:15 12:30 19:25 25:00 31:15 38:50 43:45 50:00 56:15 1:02:50 1:08:45 1:15:00 1:21:56
6:30 13:00 20:12 26:00 32:30 40:23 45:30 52:00 58:30 1:05:00 1:11:30 1:18:00 1:25:13
6:45 13:30 20:58 27:00 33:45 41:57 47:15 54:00 1:00:45 1:07:30 1:14:15 1:21:00 1:25:13
7:00 14:00 21:45 28:00 35:00 43:30 49:00 56:00 1:03:00 1:10:00 1:17:00 1:24:00 1:31:46
7:15 14:30 22:32 29:00 36:15 45:03 50:45 58:00 1:05:15 1:12:30 1:19:45 1:27:00 1:35:02
7:30 15:00 23:18 30:00 37:30 46:36 52:30 1:00:00 1:07:30 1:15:00 1:22:30 1:30:00 1:38:19
7:45 15:30 24:05 31:00 38:45 48:10 54:25 1:02:00 1:09:45 1:17:30 1:25:15 1:33:00 1:41:52
8:00 16:00 24:51 32:00 40:00 49:43 56:00 1:04:00 1:12:00 1:20:00 1:28:00 1:36:00 1:44:52
8:15 16:30 25:38 33:00 41:15 51:16 57:45 1:06:00 1:14:15 1:22:30 1:30:45 1:39:30 1:48:09
8:30 17:00 26:25 34:00 42:30 52:59 59:30 1:08:00 1:16:30 1:25:00 1:33:30 1:42:00 1:51:26
8:45 17:30 27:11 35:00 43:45 54:22 1:01:15 1:10:00 1:18:45 1:27:30 1:36:15 1:45:00 1:54:42
9:00 18:00 27:58 36:00 45:00 55:56 1:03:00 1:12:00 1:21:00 1:30:00 1:39:00 1:48:00 1:57:59
9:15 18:30 28:44 37:00 46:15 57:29 1:04:45 1:14:00 1:23:15 1:32:30 1:41:45 1:51:00 2:01:15
9:30 19:00 29:31 38:00 47:30 59:02 1:06:30 1:16:00 1:25:30 1:35:00 1:44:30 1:54:00 2:04:32
9:45 19:30 30:18 39:00 48:45 1:00:35 1:08:15 1:18:00 1:27:45 1:37:30 1:47:15 1:57:00 2:07:49
10:00 20:00 31:04 40:00 50:00 1:02:08 1:10:00 1:20:00 1:30:00 1:40:00 1:50:00 2:00:00 2:11:05
10:30 21:00 32:37 42:00 52;30 1:05:15 1:13:30 1:24:00 1:34:30 1:45:00 1:55:30 2:06:00 2:17:39
11:00 22:00 34:11 44:00 55:00 1:08:21 1:17:00 1:28:00 1:39:00 1:50:00 2:01:00 2:12:00 2:24:12
11:30 23:00 35:44 46:00 57:30 1:11:28 1:20:30 1:32:00 1:43:30 1:55:00 2:06:30 2:18:00 2:30:45
12:00 24:00 37:17 48:00 1:00:00 1:14:34 1:24:00 1:36:00 1:48:00 2:00:00 2:12:00 2:24:00 2:37:18
12:30 25:00 37:30 50:00 1:02:30 1:15:00 1:27:30 1:40:00 1:52:30 2:05:00 2:17:30 2:30:00 2:43:45
13:00 26:00 39:00 52:00 1:05:00 1:18:00 1:31:00 1:44:00 1:57:00 2:10:00 2:23:00 2:36:00 2:50:30
13:30 27:00 40:30 54:00 1:07:30 1:21:00 1:34:30 1:48:00 2:01:30 2:15:00 2:28:30 2:42:00 2:56:51
14:00 28:00 42:00 56:00 1:10:00 1:24:00 1:38:00 1:52:00 2:06:00 2:20:00 2:34:00 2:48:00 3:03:24
14:30 29:00 43:30 58:00 1:12:30 1:27:00 1:41:30 1:56:00 2:10:30 2:25:00 2:39:30 2:54:00 3:09:57
15:00 30:00 45:00 1:00:00 1:15:00 1:30:00 1:45:00 2:00:00 2:15:00 2:30:00 2:45:00 3:00:00 3:16:30
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Marathon Pace Calculator

Pace /Mile 14 miles 15 miles 16 miles 17 miles 18 miles 19 miles 20 miles 21 miles 22 miles 23 miles 24 miles 25 miles 26.2!
5:30 1:17:00 1:22:30 1:28:30 1:33:30 1:39:00 1:44:30 1:50:00 1:55:30 2:01:00 2:06:30 2;12:00 2:17:30 2:24:12
5:45 1:20:30 1:26:15 1:32:00 1:37:45 1:45:30 1:51:15 1:57:00 2:02:45 2:08:30 2:14:45 2:20:00 2:24:45 2:30:46
6:00 1:24:00 1:30:00 1:36:00 1:42:00 1:48:00 1:54:00 2:00:00 2:06:00 2:12:00 2:18:00 2:24:00 2:30:00 2:37:19
6:15 1:27:30 1:33:45 1:40:00 1:46:15 1:52:30 1:58:45 2:05:00 2:11:15 2:17:30 2:23:45 2:30:00 2:36:15 2:43:52
6:30 1:31:00 1:37:30 1:44:00 1:50:30 1:57:00 2:03:30 2:10:00 2:16:30 2:23:00 2:29:30 2:36:00 2:42:30 2:50:25
6:45 1:34:30 1:41:15 1:48:00 1:54:45 2:01:30 2:08:15 2:15:00 2:21:45 2:28:30 2:35:15 2:42:00 2:48:45 2:56:59
7:00 1:38:00 1:45:00 1:52:00 1:59:00 2:06:00 2:13:00 2:20:00 2:27:00 2:34:00 2:41:00 2:48:00 2:55:00 3:03:32
7:15 1:41:30 1:48:45 1:56:00 2:03:15 2:10:30 2:17:45 2:25:00 2:32:15 2:39:30 2:46:45 2:54:00 3:01:15 3:10:05
7:30 1:45:00 1:52:30 2:00:00 2:01:30 2:15:00 2:23:30 2:30:00 2:37:30 2:45:00 2:52:30 3:00:00 3:07:30 3:16:39
7:45 1:48:30 1:56:15 2:04:00 2:11:45 2:19:30 2:27:15 2:35:00 2:42:45 2:50:30 2:58:15 3:06:00 3:13:45 3:23:12
8:00 1:52:00 2:00:00 2:08:00 2:16:00 2:24:00 2:32:00 2:40:00 2:48:00 2:56:00 3:04:00 3:12:00 3:20:00 3:29:45
8:15 1:55:30 2:03:45 2:12:00 2:20:15 2:28:30 2:36:45 2:45:00 2:53:15 3:01:30 3:09:45 3:18:00 3:26:15 3:36:18
8:30 1:59:00 2:07:30 2:16:00 2:24:30 2:33:00 2:41:30 2:50:00 2:58:30 3:07:00 3:15:30 3:24:00 3:32:30 3:42:52
8:45 2:02;30 2:11:15 2:20:00 2:28:45 2:37:30 2:46:15 2:55:00 3:03:45 3:12:30 3:21:15 3:30:00 3:38:45 3:49:25
9:00 2:06:00 2:15:00 2:24:00 2:33:00 2:42:00 2:51:00 3:00:00 3:09:00 3:18:00 3:27:00 3:36:00 3:45:00 3:55:58
9:15 2:09:30 2:18:45 2:28:00 2:37:15 2:46:30 2:55:45 3:05:00 3:14:15 3:23:30 3:32:45 3:43:00 3:51:15 4:02:32
9:30 2:13:00 2:22:30 2:32:00 2:41:30 2:51:00 3:00:30 3:10:00 3:19:30 3:29:00 3:38:30 3:48:00 3:57:30 4:09:05
9:45 2:16:30 2:26:15 2:36:00 2:45:45 2:55:30 3:05:15 3:15:00 3:24:45 3:34:30 3:44:15 3:53:00 4:03:45 4:15:38
10:00 2:20:00 2:30:00 2:40:00 2:50:00 3:00:00 3:10:00 3:20:00 3:30:00 3:40:00 3:50:00 4:00:00 4:10:00 4:22:11
10:30 2:27:00 2:27:30 2:48:00 2:48:30 3:09:00 3:19;30 3:30:00 3:40:30 3:51:00 4:02:30 4:13:00 4:24:30 4:35:18
11:00 2:34:00 2:45:00 2:56:00 3:07:00 3:18:00 3:29:00 3:40:00 3:51:00 4:02:00 4:13:00 4:24:00 4:35:00 4:48:25
11:30 2:41:00 2:52:30 3:04:00 3:15:30 3:27:00 3:38:30 3:50:00 4:01:30 4:13:00 4:24:30 4:36:00 4:47:30 5:01:31
12:00 2:48:00 3:00:00 3:12:00 3:24:00 3:36:00 3:48:00 4:00:00 4:12:00 4:24:00 4:36:00 4:48:00 5:00:00 5:14:38
12:30 2:55:00 3:07:30 3:20:00 3:32:30 3:45:00 3:57:30 4:10:00 4:22:30 4:35:00 4:47:30 5:00:00 5:12:30 5:27:30
13:00 3:02:00 3:15:00 3:28:00 3:41:00 3:54:00 4:07:00 4:20:00 4:33:00 4:46:00 4:59:00 5:12:00 5:25:00 5:40:36
13:30 3:09:00 3:22:30 3:36:00 3:49:30 4:03:00 4:16:30 4:30:00 4:43:30 4:57:00 5:10:30 5:24:00 5:37:30 5:53:42
14:00 3:16:00 3:30:00 3:44:00 3:58:00 4:12:00 4:26:00 4:40:00 4:54:00 5:08:00 5:22:00 5:36:00 5:50:00 6:06:48
14:30 3:23:00 3:37:00 3:52:00 4:06:30 4:21:00 4:35:30 4:50:00 5:04:30 5:19:00 5:33:30 5:48:00 6:02:30 6:19:54
15:00 3:30:00 3:45:00 4:00:00 4:15:00 4:30:00 4:45:00 5:00:00 5:15:00 5:30:00 5:45:00 6:00:00 6:15:00 6:33:00
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