Enter the total number of steps and the total amount of time (minutes) into the calculator to determine your cadence.
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The following formula is used to calculate a running cadence:
C = S / T
- Where C is the cadence (steps per minute)
- S is the total nuber of steps
- T is the total amount of time (minutes)
What is cadence?
Cadence, as it refers to running, is the rate of steps per time that a runner is moving at. Cadence is also used in cycling to describe the rate of pedal movement relative to bike speed.
What is a good cadence?
For distance runners, that is those that run distance over a mile long, usually shoot for a cadence of greater than 150 steps per minute. Some even reach close to 190-200. They reach these high cadences by reducing their stride length.
How to calculate cadence?
First, determine the total number of steps. For this example, the person when for a run and recorded a total number of steps of 5000.
Next, determine the total number of minutes. The run this person went on took them a total of 35 minutes.
Finally, calculate the cadence using the formula above:
C = S / T
C = 5000/35
C = 142.85 steps per minute