Enter the distance covered, time taken, and heat index into the calculator to determine the heat pace.

Heat Pace Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the heat pace.

HP = (D / T) * (1 + H / 100)


  • HP is the heat pace D is the distance covered T is the time taken H is the heat index

To calculate the heat pace, divide the distance covered by the time taken. Then, add the heat index divided by 100 to 1. Multiply these two results to get the heat pace.

What is a Heat Pace?

A Heat Pace is a term used in sports, particularly in running, to describe the speed at which an athlete runs during hot weather conditions. It is generally slower than the pace at which the same athlete would run in cooler conditions. This is because the body has to work harder to cool itself down in hot weather, which can lead to dehydration and fatigue. Therefore, athletes are advised to adjust their pace to prevent overheating and maintain their performance.

How to Calculate Heat Pace?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Heat Pace using the given formula:

  1. First, determine the distance covered (D).
  2. Next, determine the time taken (T).
  3. Next, determine the heat index (H).
  4. Next, insert the values of D, T, and H into the formula: HP = (D / T) * (1 + H / 100).
  5. Finally, calculate the Heat Pace (HP).
  6. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with a calculator.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge:

Distance covered (D) = 10 miles

Time taken (T) = 2 hours

Heat index (H) = 80