One of the unusual features of the track at the CIT grounds is of course the fact that lanes 1 and 2 are closed when training. The surface in those lanes is kept free from wear and tear so that they are at their best for competitions and races.
As a result, most people train in lane 3 but of course this does mean that a lap is slightly longer.
For example, these are typical distances used…
One lap which is 400m in lane 1 is actually 414.7 metres in lane 3.
Two laps which is 800m in lane 1 is actually 829.4 metres in lane 3.
Two and a half laps which is 1 km in lane 1 is actually 1036.8 metres in lane 3.
The mile is 1609 metres which is 4 laps plus 9 metres in lane 1. Four laps in lane 3 equals 1658.8 metres.
The charts shown below should help you determine what your actual pace really is when you run various laps.
For example, if you run two laps in lane 3 in exactly three minutes then you are running at 5:50 per mile pace…
You can also opt for three laps. Just use the pace per mile value to determine what your time should be…