# pace V speed

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24/02/2009 at 21:25

On me new fantastic Garmin wot i like - when I download the results to my Pc it gives av speed and av pace.  This may be a stupid question - but what is the difference as the two are quite different times.

thanks

24/02/2009 at 21:32

What are the times?

This will shed more light

24/02/2009 at 21:39
Hi City Fan,
Pace is how long it takes you to complete one mile.
For example, 10 minute pace = it takes you 10 minutes to run 1 mile, this equates to 6 miles per hour another example; 9 minute pace = it takes you 9 minutes to run 1 mile, this equates to approx 6.6 miles per hour.

I would suggest going by your 'pace' as training schedules usually go by 'pace'

(I hope this is right!!!!)

Mick

Edited 'cos i'm a numpty
Edited: 24/02/2009 at 21:55
24/02/2009 at 21:39
av pace 10.45. mi  av speed 5.6 mph is one - most are pretty similar in difference
24/02/2009 at 21:52
Mick - you're not quite right there. 10 minutes to run a mile equates to 6 miles per hour.
24/02/2009 at 21:54
LOL, I meant to type 6 miles per hour - DOH!!
24/02/2009 at 21:56
Quick fate face, edit your post to say something else and i'll do the same then no one will be the wiser
25/02/2009 at 10:20
Oh bugger. Sorry Mick, only just seen your post. Lets pretend it wasn't us.
25/02/2009 at 11:55

As said before Pace = time to do a distance (usully one mile or 1K)

Speed = number of miles/Km per hour

Can get very confusing though. Went for a jog recently with my mum, and it got very confusing as she was working in speed and using kilometers, I was thinking in terms of pace and working in miles!

It's somewhat convenient (though did add to the confusion) that 10k per hour is approximately the same at 10 min miles mind!

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