How to Run on a track
Running on a track might be a little repetitive, but it's also easy, even and a simple way to measure your pace.
You Will Need:
* Comfortable running shoes
* Athletic clothing
* A full water bottle
* A standard 400 meter track
Step 1: Check when the track is open
Check to see when the track is open to the public before you start running on it. If it's a school track, student sports and events always get first priority.
Step 2: Set a goal
Set a clear goal; that way, you'll be less likely to quit until you've reached it. Maybe you want to sprint the straight-aways and walk the curves?
Step 3: Choose a pace
Pace yourself. Some people prefer a constant gait, while others alternate laps between sprinting and jogging.
*Tip: Alternate running clockwise and counterclockwise each time you go to the track. Turning a different direction helps keep your knees balanced.
Step 4: Faster runners use inside lanes
Run in the outside lanes if you're slower, and use the inside lanes if you're faster.
Step 5: Keep outside of teams
If a team or group of runners is using the track, stay in the outermost lane, or ask their coach which lane you should use.
Step 6: Stay hydrated
Stay hydrated, even if it's not sweltering out. Many tracks have water fountains.