Indoor vs. Outdoor tracks...

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Indoor vs. Outdoor tracks...

Postby lovetorun » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:54 am

Is it still evident that distance running times are going to be slower on indoor tracks? I'm beginning to wonder if times can be even faster than outdoors on these 200 meter banked indoor tracks like at the Armory and Fayetteville.They don't have to contend with adverse weather (especially wind) and I think the closeness and high energy of the fans may add a bit more adrenalin.

I've always assumed that indoor times are always going to be slower than outdoors...what do you think?
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Re: Indoor vs. Outdoor tracks...

Postby fasttrack85 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:10 am

I still think outdoor tracks will be faster as long as there is no significant bad weather(headwind,rain,cold,etc). Outdoor times are testament to this. However the fast tracks like Fayetiville allow some athletes to come very close to their outdoor best. It seems lane 5 and 6 at Fayetville are really fast.
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Re: Indoor vs. Outdoor tracks...

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:40 pm

The net downhill aspect of the highly banked tracks gives a physical advantage there, but probably not enough to counter the tight turns. The racing is different due to the 'continual' recurrence of the turns.
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