## Calculate Time & Water to Complete Your Next Hike or Walk

## Calculate Time to Complete Your Next Hike or Walk

## Hike Distance:

## Average Speed:

## Average Hike Pace:

## Time to Complete Hike:

## How to Calculate Elevation Gain with the Treadmill Calculator

## Example 1: My itinerary says on Day 3 I will hike a total Elevation Gain of 3000 feet. How many miles do I need to walk at a 10% incline to gain 3000 feet on the treadmill?

1 – Click “ft” under ELEVATION GAINED and type 3000 in the or box

2 – Click “% grade” under INCLINE box and type 10 in the box

3 – Your answer will appear in DISTANCE TRAVELED box

Answer: 5.68 mi

## Example 2: How much Elevation Gain will I accomplish if I walk 3 miles on the treadmill at an 8% incline ?

1 â€“ Click “mi” under DISTANCE TRAVELED box and typeÂ 3Â in the box

2 – Click “% grade” under INCLINE box and typeÂ 8Â in the box

3 – Your answer will appear in ELEVATION GAINED box

Answer:Â 1267 ft

## Example 3: How much Elevation Gain will I accomplish in meters if I do a 45 minute treadmill workout?

Letâ€™s say you want to train at a 10% incline. First, warm up for 10 minutes and gradually work up to a 10% incline. Now you are going to train for another 35 minutes at a 10% incline. Note the distance traveled only in that 35 minutes.

1 â€“ Click “km” or “mi” under DISTANCE TRAVELED box and type in theÂ distance traveled

2 – Click “% grade” under INCLINE box and typeÂ 10Â in the box

3 – Your answer will appear in ELEVATION GAINED box

## Example 4: How do I structure a treadmill interval workout using hills?

Letâ€™s say you want to walk or run hills that are 200 feet high at a 10% incline. How much distance would you have to train at the 10% incline to climb 200 feet?

1Â â€“ Click “ft” under ELEVATION GAINED box and type inÂ 200

2Â – Click “% grade” under INCLINE box and typeÂ 10Â in the box

3Â – Your answer will appear in DISTANCE TRAVELED box

The answer isÂ .38 milesÂ but you can round up toÂ .4 miles. You know that you can climb 200 foot hills after a proper warm up if you cover a distance of ~.4 miles, which you’ll see on the treadmill console. After you accomplish your first hill, decrease the incline to zero and walk until you recover, which might be about 1.5 to 2 minutes. Then repeat your next 200 foot hill climb at 10% incline for ~.4 miles. Rest and repeat.

## Definitions

**INCLINEÂ **= incline on the treadmill is NOT the same as degrees. In all likelihood, the incline number registered on the treadmill console is % grade.**DISTANCE TRAVELEDÂ **= the amount of distance you walk that registers on the treadmill console almost always reads as miles (mi) or kilometers (km).**ELEVATION GAINED**Â = the calculation of height [feet (ft), meters (m), miles (mi), or kilometers (km)] you would climb on a hike if the treadmill were a hill or mountain trail.