There are a lot of factors that influence your pace with the major ones being:
- Road vs. Trail
- Rocky/technical trail or easy trail
- Hills or no hills
- You’re better with training!!
I developed a simple way of comparing longer runs I’ve done to understand my pace in different situations. One major factor is the elevation gain so I have calculated an elevation gain factor for each run which is:
elevation factor = total gain in feet/distance in miles
2019 History (arranged from flattest to most elevation gain/mile, T = technical rocky trail, O = included obstacles, pace is moving pace)