Friday, November 5, 2010

13 X 7 = 91

By the time I got off work today the weather was a crazy cold mess! I decided to head to the Y again and hit the indoor track. If you remember from yesterday's post, 13 laps = 1 mile. I had decided to count my laps using the stopwatch function on my cell phone, as suggested by Alicia (here); however my husband suggested I just hit the lap button on my Garmin. For some reason, I didn't think it would work if I wasn't outside and didn't have a satellite reading (I have a bad habit of over analyzing things...this is just further proof of that). Still not convinced the Garmin lap button would work, I kept track of my first mile with the stopwatch function on my cell phone. When I started my second mile I decided to give the Garmin lap button a shot. Imagine my excitement when it worked like a charm and I realized I wouldn't have to carry my cell phone in my hand to run anymore! I enjoyed some great people watching today!

91 laps (13 laps = 1 mile)
7 miles
8:28/mile pace

Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. Wow, good job, are you changing direction

  2. That is so many laps! I think I'd get dizzy or just go crazy.

  3. 91 laps! Girl, they say running is mostly mental and you must really have that mental part down. That's a lot of laps. Ever heard of indoor marathons? There are a few that are anywhere from 95 to 200+ laps around an indoor track. May be right up your alley!

    Oh, and thanks for the Garmin tip. I'll remember that next time I'm at the track.

  4. 91 laps!!!! Holy cow!! Good jog for getting it done :)

  5. @Elizabeth- No I went in the same direction the entire time due to track rules. @Michelle- I didn't get dizzy at all. @Tricia and Kim- thank you! @Alicia- I think I did succeed mentally yesterday. I recently learned about the indoor marathon from Running Diva Mom. I just might have to look into it. I will let my husband know you thanked him for the Garmin tip since it was his idea!

  6. You should read Running "Through The Millennium" by Lyn David Newton. He became an expert with doing laps on the indoor track. Find here: