What's the Best Running Pace? Google Trends Reveal Most Popular Searches

Analysis by Raymond Britt

What's your best running pace? For Training? For Racing? For Racing different distances? Our research using three years of google search data suggests that, based on the volume of searches, a large number of runners aren't sure they've got it figured out.

We've summarized our analysis of google search trends for the terms 'running pace', '5k pace'. '10k pace', 'half marathon pace', and 'race pace', and the results are presented below. These are the most common search terms used to learn about race pace.

[We have, through extensive analysis, compiled age group race pace charts for Chicago Marathon, Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon and Marine Corps Marathon.]