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Old 07-30-2008, 01:07 PM   #1
Dan Lehman
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Indoor gym measurements

I run around a basketball court when it is either too cold, too hot or raining outside. Anybody know the lap equivalents to 400 m and 800 m? I have been using 24 laps as one mile, but I have heard everything from 20 to 25.
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Old 07-30-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
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Re: Indoor gym measurements

Assumptions:
NBA regulation court 94' x 50'
Total circ: 288' or 3456"
1 meter = approx. 39.37"

So:
400 x 39.37 = 15748
15748 / 3456 = 4.56 laps

400m = 4.56 laps
800m = 9.11 laps
1600m = 18.23 laps
The mile is about 1609m or 18.33 laps around a regulation NBA court.
This is all true if you don't cut corners while you run.

Simple math and a google search.

Last edited by John Kolody II; 07-30-2008 at 02:30 PM.. Reason: edit 1609m
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:26 PM   #3
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Re: Indoor gym measurements

Dude, if that's simple math for you, hope I never have to face you on Jeopardy...don't guess you'd care to figure that for a regulation high school court, would you?
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:37 AM   #4
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Re: Indoor gym measurements

No problem.

The regulation HS basketball court is:
84 x 50, so you lose 20 ft per lap.

1 meter = 39.37 inches
1 lap around HS court is 268 ft or 3216 inches

400m x 39.37 inches = 15748 inches / 3216 inches = 4.89 laps

400m = 4.89 laps
800m = 9.79 laps
1600m = 19.58 laps
The mile really?

Just go 5, 10, and 20, and do a little extra work and keep your sanity.

BTW, sorry about the math comment, and I too would get my butt kicked on Jeopardy. Math, Science, Pop culture, US history, what ever. It the catogories like 17th century Austrian Poets, that would kill me.
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:57 PM   #5
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Re: Indoor gym measurements

Sweet, thanks. I've been doing six laps for 400's and 12 for 800's, so now my times will improve a little bit!
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