To find an indoor walking track, inquire at private athletic clubs, school athletic facilities, workplace recreational facilities and community recreational centers in the area. There are both benefits and drawbacks of using an indoor walking track.
An indoor walking track allows people to choose the speed they feel most comfortable with and not feel out of place. There is the option to run, jog, speed walk or stroll depending on the intensity of the workout. This can be difficult to do on the sidewalk or other public outdoor areas.
The closed course allows for comfort away from the elements. It is easy to get a workout regardless of the heat, snow or rain outside. It is also easier to record distance and time in an indoor track. The distance is usually indicated, and the track is devoid of traffic lights and other obstacles that can slow down a workout.
Many indoor walking tracks have specially designed surfaces that are gentle on the joints. Water, showers and restrooms are also conveniently located within the facility for added convenience.
Common drawbacks for indoor walking tracks include monotony and lack of incline. The designs of these tracks leave little room for changes in scenery when compared to the outdoors. The tracks are also level and do not cater for hill training. There is, however, the option of using the facilityﾒs stairs for hill training.