How to Predict the Finishing Time of Your Next Race with Stryd

How to Predict the Finishing Time of Your Next Race with Stryd

Knowing your expected finishing time before lacing up for your next race is critical, and with the help of advanced wearable technology, it's now easier than ever.

The power of performance data cannot be understated. In particular, Stryd data offers a wealth of information to give you an accurate prediction of your performance, aiding in strategizing your race pace and enhancing your training.

In this post, you will learn why it's important to predict your finishing time and advantage of using Stryd data for this purpose.

We'll guide you through the practical steps on how to utilize Stryd power data to predict the finishing time of your next race. So, let's dive in, and discover how Stryd can take your running to the next level.

Why is it important to know your expected finishing time

Understanding your predicted finishing time before starting a running race is crucial to achieving your best performance. It can help you pace your race, tailor your training leading up to the race, and monitor your progress over time.

For pacing, knowing your expected finish time allows you to maintain a sustainable intensity, ensuring you don't start too fast and burn out or start too slow and finish with something left in the tank.

In terms of training, your predicted time helps you create a personalized training strategy, gradually improving your fitness to achieve your dream result.

Lastly, your predicted finish time provides a benchmark for comparing your performance across races over time, enabling you to track improvements and continually improve training over time.

What is the advantage of using Stryd data to predict your finishing time?

Harnessing the power of Stryd can be transformative for predicting your next race performance. Stryd's sophisticated combination of wearable technology and software tools consider various factors to give you an accurate, personalized race prediction.

Stryd accounts for the distance and elevation profile of the race course, ensuring you're prepared for the exact terrain and conditions you'll encounter on race day. Additionally, environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, and elevation, which can significantly impact performance, are incorporated into your race day predictions. This ensures you're ready for the unique environmental challenges the day of the race.

Most importantly, Stryd uses your Critical Power and Power Duration Curve, two key indicators of your personal fitness and capabilities, to predict your race time. By understanding these metrics, Stryd translates your specific performance capabilities into a predicted finishing time.

The result is a comprehensive, personalized prediction that helps you maximize your potential and pace yourself effectively on race day.

How can you use Stryd power data to predict the finishing time of your next race?

Stryd’s ecosystem enables a number of convenient and accurate methods to predict your next finishing time. Let’s take a look at some of the top options.

Simple, Fast, Accurate: Use the Race Calculations Table to estimate your next finishing time

The quickest way to estimate the finishing time of your next race is to check the Race Calculations Table in the Stryd mobile app.

You will see your expected race times for distances from 1 Mile to Marathon and the power output you would need to sustain to achieve each performance.

The data is based on your Stryd data from the last 90 days and will update every time Stryd detects an improvement in your race day capabilities.

This method is available for all Stryd users in the Stryd mobile app.

Please be sure that you meet the criteria for an accurate prediction to get the most out of this feature. Read more about the criteria here >

Comprehensive & Convenient: Use the Race Power Calculator to estimate your next finishing time

Want to take your race planning to the next level? Check out the Race Power Calculator.

Race Power Calculator takes parameters like your race course profile and expected environmental conditions on race day like temperature and humidity to give you the most precise expectation on your race day performance.

You can even adjust parameters like your target power to see how that impacts your finishing time to understand best and worst case scenarios on race day.

This method is available for Stryd Membership users.

Are you an expert on your Stryd data and want advanced control over your race planning?

Super Power Calculator will be your tool of choice.

Super Power Calculator is a spreadsheet tool that gives you access to the formulas to determine your race finishing time using parameters such as Running Effectiveness, your fatigue factor (Riegel Exponent), and Reserve Work Capacity.

Join the Live Stream

We will go live next Thursday, July 20 at Noon MT with a demo of the Super Power Calculator, Race Power Calculator, and Race Calculations Table to help you predict your next race time with Stryd.

Tap on the embed below for more details on the livestream!

How to Predict Your Finishing Times With Stryd


Using Stryd data to predict your race performance can be a game-changer, equipping you with a unique edge to achieve your dream performance at your next race.

By taking into account the specific distance and elevation profile of the race course, the precise environmental conditions you'll face, and personal performance metrics like Critical Power and Power Duration Curve, Stryd gives you a comprehensive and personalized prediction for your finishing time.

With these insights, you can plan your race strategy, set realistic expectations, and ultimately perform at your best.

Harnessing tools like Stryd helps turn data into a powerful ally in our quest to become better runners.