Indoor tracks for running?

indoor track meet runningEllie asks via Twitter:

Hey @alloveralbany do you know of any cheap indoor tracks for running? Free would better, or no contact if paid membership needed.

It can be hard to stay active during the winter. And while running on a treadmill can be OK, it's not the same as actually running and getting somewhere -- even if you're just running in circles.

So, got a suggestion for Ellie? Please share!

Earlier on AOA: Owning Winter: Running in the cold

Comments

Oooh, great question! I'm assuming Ellie isn't looking for indoor "tracks" such as the one at the North Albany YMCA where you have to run 13+ laps just to reach 1 mile...

I know that the YMCA has indoor tracks, but don't think they meet the "cheap" criteria. Have you thought about investing in some good UnderArmour gear and sticking to the great outdoors? I find, with adequate layering, that I can run comfortably in temperatures as low as 15-20 degrees.

The SEFCU arena has a 1/10 mile track. I'm not sure what their policy is for using it, but I've played pick-up basketball in the arena before and never had to show ID. Your use of it will be limited depending if there is practice, game, etc.

i would use sefcu arena also. anyone can purchase a suny alumni membership which enables you to purchase an id card to use for admission to all the facilities (gym, weight room, pool, etc). used to be about $125/yr - not sure what it is now. good value !

Siena has a pretty terrible one, if you can gain access. It's almost 1/8 of a mile. Compared to what else is in the area, it's not bad.

I know the Cicotti center in colonie has an indoor track...not sure about the price, though.

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