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So...after a YEAR+ of owning this thing I finally went to the HS track to calibrate my polar 200SD.<br><br>
I never ran track in HS. I was all confused about the markings. How many flippin' marks can they put on a rubber HS track.<br><br>
For a warm-up I ran from my house to the HS...1.2 miles.<br><br>
I started on the inside lane on a line where it said 1 (duh-first lane). I ran 4 laps of that and "called it" 1.6 K on my watch.<br><br>
Is a "point to point" loop on the inside track 400M?<br><br>
Tithers feels dumb for asking. But she's asking anywayz b/c you'll show me some love!
 

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Yup, one lap on the inner-most lane on a standard track should be 400m. So your reading of 1600m for 4 laps is right on.<br><br>
Mike
 

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Thanks...I thought so...I just needed reassurance.
 

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You so silly!
 

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Tithers <-----was SERIOUS <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><br><br>
Go and eat some cheescake or something Dave!<img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif">
 

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Well shizzle. Now I have to go and recalibrate the fucker!
 

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I don't think 1.62 was an option on my watch...
 

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If yours is like mine..you have several options...you just have to hit the buttons to get the smaller increments.
 

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I'll have to recheck my polar-is that what you have?<br><br>
Dammit. IF I have to recalibrate one more time...<br><br>
The flippin' track is used all the time. Sunday is like its only free day.
 

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4 times around the track on the inside lane, to the same spot should = 1 mile. 1.6k is often used for 1 mile. 2 hundreths is not enough to stress over.
 

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Yes....I might even still have my directions book.<br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br>
Somewhere.<br>
Need me to find it?
 

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Nope, 1.62 was NOT an option for my watch.<br><br>
I guess as they say in the music biz...CLOSE ENOUGH FOR JAZZ!<br><br>
Well...glad my run average was 'bout right then!
 

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<span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Tithers hold on! First, not sure how accurate you want to be, but 1 mile = 1609.34 meters (1760 yards).</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Secondly, the track you’re on might be an odd length. When I ran track in h.s. it wasn’t uncommon for schools to have odd length tracks. Five years ago when I moved to my current home I began running workouts on the local h.s. track. I was producing slower times than on other known 400m tracks I was running on during the same period. So, I asked the h.s. track coach about it. Turns out that h.s. track is 416 meters. There’s really nothing at the facility to indicate its odd length other than slight faded marks at the various locations where the 400m/800m/1600m/3200m all start.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">The reason it’s that odd length is because back in the 70s when they built the track, the football field was already there. At one end of the field is a memorial to some former player/teacher/coach. They didn’t want to disrupt/move it. So, instead of moving the memorial they built the track around it making it long.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Dan</span></span>
 

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Tithers, if you set your Polar to K while calibrating, then what equals a mile is irrelevant. If it's measuring K accurately, then it's also measuring miles accurately. It's very likely you have a 400 meter track, and if so, four times around is 1.6k. If you went four times, and it said 1.6k, you're good to go.<br><br>
You can learn some about track markings here: <a href="http://www.trackinfo.org/marks.html" target="_blank">http://www.trackinfo.org/marks.html</a>
 
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