Here are three ways to calculate your lap distance.
The number of laps.
If you know how many laps it takes to equal a mile then you can take the number 1 divided by the number of laps to get your lap distance.
1 mile / 5 laps = .20 lap distance
1 mile / 4 laps = .25 lap distance
1 mile / 10 laps = .10 lap distance
Steps per mile
On average, we know it takes around 2,000 steps to equal a mile. How many steps does it take you to walk one lap? Use this formula:
2,000 / # of steps = # of laps it takes to equal one mile
Then 1.0 / # of laps = lap distance
If it took 650 steps to complete one lap.
2000 / 650 = 3.08 laps it takes to equal a mile
Then 1 mile / 3.08 = .33 lap distance
Measure one lap
You can measure one lap by walking one time yourself using a measuring wheel or a device with GPS to give you the lap distance.
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