What is RacePace
Indoor group running classes for anyone at any level.
RacePace is Houston’s first and only indoor running studio providing runners, joggers, and walkers of all abilities a community and place to train, connect, and learn.
A RacePace is the speed you would run a specific race distance. We use 5 RacePaces during our interval classes; you can also think of them as 5 levels of effort (from easiest to hardest):
Marathon RacePace — relaxed, “sing-a-song” pace; a speed you could comfortably hold for a while.
Half-Marathon RacePace — controlled, conversational pace; still fairly “comfortable” effort level.
10k RacePace — mid-level effort, feel your heart start to pump and notice your breath, no longer conversational
5k RacePace — fast controlled effort. Getting into higher-speed territory. Fast legs and fast breath.
Mile RacePace — hard, challenging effort, approaching top speed (but not quite); pushing it!
No! All RacePace classes are interval-based. That means periods of work followed by periods of recovery. How you spend those recovery periods is completely up to you! The goal is to allow yourself to regroup before the next interval begins. Some walk, some jog, some run. All are totally fine! It’s whatever you decide makes sense for YOU!
Our classes can be catered to individuals of ALL levels of fitness and experience. You are in complete control of your speeds the entire time. And the interval-based structure of the classes means that you’re only working for 2-3 minutes at a time before that next recovery. It breaks up the running into small (totally doable!) pieces and makes the time FLY!
Come prepared to run.
Wear: A comfortable (sweat-wicking) top, comfortable shorts or tights and running shoes.
Bring: A water bottle to stay hydrated (we have 2 filtered bottle filling stations for your convenience), a positive attitude and FRIENDS (because running is WAY more fun with friends!).
We offer three different classes catered to different levels and workout objectives:
RacePace Starting Line — Starting Line is our introductory class. The intervals are shorter and lower in intensity than the other two class types. If you’re coming for the first time, Starting Line is a great option!
RacePace Speed — Speed will generally be shorter (2-3 minute) intervals at higher intensities. More time will be spent in the upper end of your speed spectrum (5k RacePace / Mile RacePace) and running shorter, steeper climbs. This is a great class for building running strength and power.
RacePace Endurance — Endurance is made up of more moderate intensity intervals (slower speeds) than you’ll run in the Speed class, but you’ll sustain the intervals for longer periods of time. The goal is to build your stamina and cardiovascular endurance.
Yes! We have men’s and women’s locker rooms with 2 showers each. The showers are fully stocked with Malin + Goetz amenities and we provide towel service. You’ll have everything you need to freshen up before heading to work or that post-workout happy hour.
Kindly inform us AT LEAST 4 hours ahead of your scheduled class if you won’t be able to make it. Anything less than 4 hours is considered a “late cancellation”. For members using one of our Unlimited Classes series, there will be a $15 fee for no-show or late cancel (less than 4 hours notice). If you have purchased a Class Pack, a no-show or late cancellation will result in losing a class credit.
We also understand things happen and getting to the studio on time isn’t always possible. But, for safety reasons, we won’t allow anyone arriving 5 minutes (or more) after class starts to enter the class.
Yes! Students and teachers receive a 15% discount off all class packs and memberships with valid school I.D.*Discount does not apply to any promotions*
Absolutely! We love hosting corporate team-building runs, sales meetings, no-shower happy hours, bachelor(ette) runs and more. Email email@example.com to inquire.
Call (832-623-6406) or email us — we’re happy to help! We want your RacePace experience to be everything we know it should. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to make sure you have the run of your life!