Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rainy days...

... and thunderstorms threatening so I went to the gym tonight. I finished a total of 4.3 on the treadmill. 3.3 starting at 10:46 and increasing speed to 10:00 through the first 3, then 9:16 for the last .3. Then I walked on an incline for .5 and finished the last .5 at 10:00.

I am pretty sure the treadmill speeds are not the same as outside but I don't know how to convert so it is what it is.


  1. Treadmill running is different for a host of reasons. For one thing, there's much less wind resistance. Also, you have this rubber thing moving below your feet, which helps, wheras with road running, the planet beneath your feet seems to be stationary. I hate treadmills.

    But in order to make the level of effort similar between road running and treadmill running, I've always heard that you ought to run with at least a 1-2% incline set.

  2. Thanks for the comment Ed. Running outside is my first choice but the treadmill is better than not going at all... I'll even run in rain but not thurnderstorms.

    I'll keep your comment in mind when I have to do the treadmill again.