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9/6/10 7:54 P

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When they place the starting runners on the track, they are not all set evenly. They are adjusted by lenght of each lane. I always walk the inside lane as it is exactly 1/4 mile. I do not know how much futher they others are. I have measure my pedometer on the track, and know that the inside is 1/4 mile.

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9/6/10 1:21 P

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There aren't many things I can help with, but I love to help where I can! Thank you for asking!!!

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9/6/10 1:01 P

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FINFIN2...Thank you!!! I googled all over the place and couldn't find it! I've just been estimating, but you've made it possible for me to keep a more accurate log.

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9/6/10 12:35 P

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Found this:

Standard track lanes are 1.22m wide; therefore the following lengths apply for one lap of each lane:
1 400m (inside)
2 407.67m
3 415.33m
4 423m
5 430.66m
6 433.38m
7 446m
8 453.66m (outside)

You want 402.336 meters for a 1/4 mile. Use the inside lane and every 4 laps run one on the next one out. ( Or just use the inside one and count the steps back to the car.)

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9/6/10 12:27 P

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I'm not sure if it less than 1/4 mile or not (on the inside lane). It is definitely less than the outside lane. I'll see if I can find something on it.

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9/6/10 8:27 A

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Hi!
I've been with Spark just over one month and am adding exercise to my program. I have a September goal, to walk 50 miles by the end of the month.

I walk on a high-school track, and I know that one lap is equal to 1/4 mile. What I don't know, is whether or not it matters which lane I walk in. I'm thinking that you are actually walking further if you use the outside lane, rather than the inside one. Right???

Is it less than 1/4 mile per lap if I walk in the inside lane?



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