# How to Calculate Laps on a Quarter Mile Track

Running provides an array of health benefits. As a high-impact exercise, it improves bone health, and is also a great cardiovascular activity that aids in your heart's health and your body's oxygen levels. Running also builds endurance, strength and speed. Many runners use a track to run on, and many tracks are a quarter of a mile. To gauge your progress, calculate you timing and distance while running on a quarter mile track.

Set a goal of how many miles you would like to run.

### How to Determine Walking Speed

Divide that number by .25. For example, if you want to run 2 miles, then divide 2 by .25 to get 8.

Use your results as the number of laps you will run. If you used the above equation, than run 8 laps.

### How to Convert Steps to Calories Burned

Wrap 8 rubber bands around your wrist. Remove a band every time you run a lap. This way you can keep track of how many laps you have ran, as it is difficult to track numbers while running.

#### Tips

Once you have reached your goal for distance, aim improve you timing. Set a new goal for time, and record the timing for each mile you complete, followed by the timing for the entire run.

#### Warnings

Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and energized for your run. Stretch before and after your run to prevent potential strains or injuries.