CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Exercises
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Exercises Movements, technique & proper execution

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-14-2006, 07:30 AM   #1
Tim McFarland
Member Tim McFarland is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Whitefish  MT
Posts: 498
Anybody know how far it is around a standard High School track?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 08:11 AM   #2
Michael Ledney
Member Michael Ledney is offline
 
Michael Ledney's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fort Thomas  Kentucky
Posts: 292
400M. ~ 1/4 mile in the first lane.

4x around=1600M, one mile=1609.3M
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 12:51 PM   #3
Eugene R. Allen
Affiliate Eugene R. Allen is offline
 
Eugene R. Allen's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tacoma  Washington
Posts: 1,715
Kinda like swimming pools. Some are 25 meter pools and some are 25 yard pools. I can figure it out with how many strokes it takes me to do a single length. I'm not so good at figuring out a yard from a meter track. If it is a metric track, 400 meters, the 4 x around will be 1600 meters which is very near 100 meters short of a mile. If it is a yard track each lap is 440 yards so 4 laps will be a mile. If you do some 1/4 mile intervals and they seem a bit fast, you are on a meter track.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2006, 06:07 PM   #4
Allan Fisher
Member Allan Fisher is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Pittsburgh  PA
Posts: 63
Eugene, I think Michael is right, 1600 meters is only 9 and change meters short of a mile: 5280*12/39.37=1609.35
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2006, 08:40 PM   #5
Eugene R. Allen
Affiliate Eugene R. Allen is offline
 
Eugene R. Allen's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tacoma  Washington
Posts: 1,715
Allan - you are absolutely right...and I will be having some words with my 2:12 in the 800 wife. I was doing some intervals on a HS Track and had some pretty impressive splits...well for me anyway. Chandra has a way of grounding me, of keeping me humble, of...let's face it she is the lead beneath my wings sometimes. In this case she managed to convince me that the meter track was shorter...it was the metric mile thing that did it. In any case though disappointed that I fell for her story (she just called from work and I revealed that I knew of her treachery, she laughed and told me it served me right for believing in her sarcasm) I am thrilled that my splits where accurate.

Anyway, I apologize for the bad data, and thank you Allan for bringing me to my senses and making me feel better about my run times and of course for giving Tim his answer.

Happy running Tim.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 11:58 AM   #6
Tim McFarland
Member Tim McFarland is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Whitefish  MT
Posts: 498
Thank you. Here's another dumb question...is the "1st lane" the one on the inside or outside?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 12:12 PM   #7
Ross Hunt
Member Ross Hunt is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Annapolis  MD
Posts: 914
LOL... the inside.

Important question.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Am I on the right track Trent Chadick Starting 3 07-25-2007 07:07 AM
On the right track? Jerry Berg Starting 6 09-14-2006 06:29 AM
To track or not to track Frank Menendez Nutrition 3 06-04-2006 11:32 AM
Track Workouts William Hunter Fitness 12 08-13-2005 06:53 AM
Track Aaron Lozier Starting 6 04-12-2004 03:42 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:51 AM.


CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.