Thursday, February 8, 2007

My treadmill can't keep up!!

Ha ha!

I used my new-to-me treadmill tonight for the first time, and went OK. Definitely not as exciting as being outside in the fresh air, but I couldn't work out until around 9:30 p.m., and there's no way I'm heading outside that late.

So I planned on doing some fast walking, and that's what I did. But about 40 minutes into it thetreadmill, which is supposed to top out at 8 mph, could barely keep up with the paltry 4 mph pace I was asking of it. After a minute, the damn thing seemed to give up, slowing to 3.8 mph. Grrrrrr. Just when I was feeling really good and working up a great sweat and all. So I figured I'd stop after 50 minutes. I ended up doing 51 minutes instead because I missed the 50-minute time and I like to end on round number. Lame, I know, and probably a little OCD.

And I think the mileage thing on there is a bit messed up, because most of the time I was going between 3.7 and 4 mph and it said I only went 2.5 miles. Huh? Um, whatever.

Needless to say, if I end up liking working out on treadmills in the future, I will
probably scrap this one for one that can at least provide accurate pace/mileage/etc.

Today's stats:
time: 51 minutes
distance: not really sure


Michelle said...

Glad the chiropractor appt. went well. Hope you're able to get back to running soon!

Jason The Running Man said...

lol...I had to laugh I do the same thing when I'm on the elliptical at the gym...your right probably a little OCD.:)

J~Mom said...

Sounds like a good workout on the treadmill!