Do you train in km or mile pace?

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26/04/2014 at 18:59

Did a search but didn't find anything similar.

Do you pace yourself in KM or Miles?

I used to be miles, but I switched to KM because they come round quicker - I like counting. I can run at a fairly consistent pace, so it's not so much about that for me. Also the bigger numbers sound good

Problem is that it makes marathons a bit weird because it's all marked in miles

Edited: 26/04/2014 at 19:01
26/04/2014 at 19:27
26/04/2014 at 19:28

Hi Charles

Its miles for me. I cant get my head around km.

Go with whatever works for you I suppose. Most of the people on Strava use km.

26/04/2014 at 19:38

Km but I also calculate it out in miles too so that I know both.

26/04/2014 at 19:51

It's kilometers for me...  I'm under 60 years of age 

26/04/2014 at 20:30

So am I but I calculate in miles

26/04/2014 at 20:46

Is this just because it's what you've always done?

26/04/2014 at 20:55
90% of the races I do have the distance markers in miles rather than KM so I find it easier to work out my splits from that.
Also in Britain the mile is still the most commonly used system when measuring the distance between 2 places.
26/04/2014 at 21:01

A good mix of imperial and metric for me - Miles and Kgs, and litres, and some times metres. It is my little way of standing apart from those over the pond, and that lot across the channel. 

Start using min/km today, and we will be in the euro tomorrow. 

When I'm forced to have a car and roadsigns using Km, I will change my garmin pace, but not before. Until then I refuse to enter metric events like 5k and 10ks and only join gyms with treadmills that can show min/miles. Power to the people.

26/04/2014 at 22:28

Damn right A-r. Training in kms is like drinking beer in half litres.

Just not British.

26/04/2014 at 22:34

I trained in km when I lived in France, and train in miles now I live in the UK. Conventions are useful if you want to be able to communicate with other people without making them do loads of mental arithmetic.

26/04/2014 at 22:39

When I lived overseas I used km, cos that's what the races were marked in. Now I use miles, cos that's what the races are marked in. It took a bit of getting used to at first!


26/04/2014 at 22:44

Km cause that's what it is where I grew up and lived until a little while ago - I find it very hard to think in miles.

26/04/2014 at 22:49

Km, then I spend the run converting it to miles, and then thinking how much of a pb it would be if I could keep the Km rep pace up for 42,2km.....

26/04/2014 at 22:55

Definately in Km here - you get more for your money

26/04/2014 at 23:22
Miles for me, the lower numbers help my maths

27/04/2014 at 01:36

Depends...  if I am doing a 10 mile run or a 10k race... Not much point doing a10 k and having 6 mile splits and a short bit as a seventh split.  Likewise I would not use km when I am doing a known 10mile route.... It is just. Easier to break things down according to the individual distance.

27/04/2014 at 03:19

I train in kms/mins. I live in a country that embraces the metric system. Converting miles to km or yards to metres or pounds to Kilograms is so confusing.

Edited: 27/04/2014 at 03:47
27/04/2014 at 08:54

Miles.  The only people I know personally who use kms do all of their running on a treadmill.

27/04/2014 at 09:00
Also-ran wrote (see)

A good mix of imperial and metric for me - Miles and Kgs, and litres, and some times metres. It is my little way of standing apart from those over the pond, and that lot across the channel. 


Same here. Other than running I measure in metric and cook in a mixture of both. Liquids make more sense in imperial for some reason. 

Edited: 27/04/2014 at 09:00
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