What is it?

Pace (running) and Speed (cycling) measure the velocity at which you covered a distance.

Running pace is measured in minutes per miles or kilometers (M/KM), while cycling speed is measured in M/KM per hour. Strava tracks your average pace or speed for a whole activity, splits by M/KM (or custom), and grade-adjusted pace (GAP) to account for elevation.

How do I use this?

See if you slowed, held steady, or even got faster throughout an activity, and learn to manage your effort.

After a hilly route, use GAP to see roughly how fast you would have gone on a flatter route based on your effort. For high-level takeaways, Splits, Pace Analysis, and Pace Zones can tell you if you hit your goals for a race or workout. Over time, your average pace or speed improvement can indicate you’re getting stronger.

For more details, read the extended help article below.

The mobile Workout Analysis will be displayed automatically on most activities that contain at least two laps. In cycling activities, power is also required to generate a Workout Analysis.

If you record with a GPS device that's capable of recording laps (automatically, manually, or both) the analysis will default to lap data. Laps can be created for any distance but some devices automatically record a lap every mile or kilometer. On run activities with no laps present, you will see a Pace Analysis where the activity is broken down into one mile or one km laps depending on your settings.

Scroll down on the activity details page to see a preview of your Workout Analysis and your splits at a glance. Tap on the preview to open the Workout Analysis screen. The bar graph charts your pace over the laps, and you can see a numerical breakdown of your distance, elapsed time, and pace for each lap below the graph. Depending on the activity type, you will see your laps analyzed based on heart rate, power, speed, or distance. You can scroll through the graph or chart and highlight sections of your activity to analyze the section.

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The zones used for your Workout Analysis are determined by your performance settings. You can set your heart rate zones, pace zones, and FTP to calculate power zones from the My Performance tab on the web or by editing your profile on the iOS or Android app (look for Performance Potential.)


Splits are automatically created every mile or kilometer (depending on your preferred units). You can see all your splits at a glance below your workout analysis on the activity page.


Do I have to tag my activity as a 'Workout?'

Unlike on the web, the mobile Workout Analysis is available for all run activities regardless of their tag.

How do I get lap data for my run activity?

At this time, Strava does not have a lap button. If you record with a GPS device that's capable of recording laps, you can upload your activities to Strava.


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