Board, I'm a firefighter with the Abilene Fire Department. I'm stationed at our fitness station. We have developed an Fitness Incentive Program where time off is awarded for reaching certain fitness goals based on Cooper Institute's fitness standards for each age group. My question is this:
Because of West Texas winds and the possibility of rain we are moving our 1.5 mile run from McMurry University's 400m outdoor track to an indoor track at Abilene Christian University that is both 200 meters, and flat. I've come across the USTFCCCA's conversion chart for this
but I don't know which conversion to use. Our track is both undersized, and flat. Even a few seconds are important and can mean the difference between getting 0-12, 12-24, or 24-36 hours off. I would appreciate any insight to this. Thanks!
Those are not indoor to outdoor conversions. In a 1.5 mile run, at the speed you guys will be going, a 200 flat track is not a whole lot different than a 400 one. Also, you won't be fighting any wind in any direction, so I'm afraid you're gonna have to go by the straight indoor = outdoor time.
yes, that's conversions among different indoor configurations, nothing to do with outdoor. As somebody said earlier, the speed at which your people will be running, and over a distance that long, just consider in/out the same.
Any fractional slowing that running on a tighter curve (and more of them) is going to induce is almost surely offset by being buffeted by any kind of wind.