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How to Calculate Laps on a Quarter Mile Track

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Alexandra Rippy is a weight loss and fitness expert who has been writing for the past 10 years. Rippy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in English from Manhattanville College in New York. She has written for Examiner.com, "Ink Magazine" and The New Times.
How to Calculate Laps on a Quarter Mile Track
Running on a track allows you to note how far you are running. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Running provides an array of health benefits. As a high-impact exercise, it improves bone health, and is also a great cardiovascular activity that aids in your heart's health and your body's oxygen levels. Running also builds endurance, strength and speed. Many runners use a track to run on, and many tracks are a quarter of a mile. To gauge your progress, calculate you timing and distance while running on a quarter mile track.

Step 1

Set a goal of how many miles you would like to run.

Step 2

Divide that number by .25. For example, if you want to run 2 miles, then divide 2 by .25 to get 8.

Step 3

Use your results as the number of laps you will run. If you used the above equation, than run 8 laps.

Step 4

Wrap 8 rubber bands around your wrist. Remove a band every time you run a lap. This way you can keep track of how many laps you have ran, as it is difficult to track numbers while running.

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