I’m confident that this easy to use calculator will offer you a lot more flexibility in tailoring the pacing to your exact race and planned route points – so please give it a try and give me comments / feedback on the socials.
PLEASE NOTE: If you find the video a little small to view, click on the frame icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the Youtube video to expand it to full-screen size.
I’ve created a simple Excel spreadsheet which used in conjunction with a pace calculator available on the net can enable you to play around easily with different paces to plan your (hopefully) perfect race.
The 6 basic steps – explained best in the video above are:
- Download this Excel File – Magic Pace Calculator . Please note – it may open in a browser window from which you can download it to your desktop to open in Excel.
- Use the pace calculator – hyperlink in the excel file – to input your desired finish time and calculate the required pace to execute that finish time.
- Generate the splits per kilometre for the 86km’s.
- Copy those splits and paste them into cell I1.
- This will now enable you to view both the cumulative time you should take at that pace to reach each specific point on the route, as well as the time of day you should arrive at each point.
- Tailor it, print it out, write the times on your arm. Damn memorise them if you’re extremely brave. It’s up to you.