Glossary: Calculated Power

Power data is automatically calculated by Runalyze during cycling and running if no data recorded by a sensor is available.

These calculations are primarily based on speed and elevation profile (and the athlete's weight) and therefore depend heavily on the quality of these data.


Running power is calculated using methods of the GOVSS algorithm by Dr. Skiba. This method is kind of state of the art, as Runscribe utilizes it in their example calculator and known apps like Running Power Estimator (for Garmin Connect IQ) and Running Power (for Movescount) use it as well.


The calculation of cycling performance considers several physical aspects. These include gravity, rolling resistance and aerodynamic drag.

See also


  1. Skiba, P. F.: Calculation of Power Output and Quantification of Training Stress in Distance Runners: The Development of the GOVSS Algorithm, 2006,
  2. Gribble, S.: Cycling power and speed,

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