Tonight, I gave my treadmill a wee road test (pardon the pun!)
I was late home from work; the clocks have changed meaning it was pitch dark outside, and the rain was pounding. Perfect treadmill testing time!
I ran for 20 minutes, just to give it a go, and get a feel for it. The machine was really steady and sturdy; it felt better than some gym treadmills I’ve tried. I set my Nike SportWatch to register my shoe sensor instead of the GPS, and away I went!
I was running reasonably fast (for me) but only registered at running around 10-11 minutes per mile. So, I increased the speed. I probably should have increased the incline instead- but I’ll try that out next time.
All in all, I enjoyed the novelty of it: being able to watch TV as I ran was fun, but in the long term I’m pretty sure that it won’t replace outdoor running for me 😉
Run: 20 minutes
Distance: 2.1 miles
Weather: wet and windy, hence the treadmill run!
Today’s Life Lesson: the day after helping lift a treadmill is not the day for wearing a skirt- bruised shins is not a good look!
Has your running week gotten off to a good start?
4 thoughts on “Testing the Treadmill”
Has your running week gotten off to a good start? I’m having a rest day after doing my 5k yesterday. I can’t stop saying that! I did 5k yesterday haha
Yay! Well done you! 3.1 miles is some distance!
The treadmill is always great at first, but before you know it, you’re itching to get outside! Very short lived:). Glad it was a good first trial run!
I think that’s likely to be my view: it’ll be a back up only!