Training Pace Definitions

Race Pace

This should be your fastest pace that you can maintain for the duration of the race you are taking part in, so it may not be the same for all distances. In most cases you will run faster at a shorter distance than a longer distance.


This is faster than Race Pace and should only be for short distances usually measured in metres rather than miles. Reserved for Track, FHAB or interval training within a longer run.

Even Pace

Setting a pace and keeping to it for the duration of the run. This means not slowing for hills or speeding up on flat stretches. The pace you set should be at a level you can maintain.

Steady Pace

This is very much the same as Even Pace only you would not keep the same pace for the run, instead your pace may vary depending on the terrain and route. For some this could also be your training pace.

Easy Pace

In most cases this would be training pace, that is the pace you run on training nights. You should be relaxed and able to hold a conversation whilst running.