I’m not sure if my treadmill is calibrated correctly. It’s about 4 years old now, and even though it’s a good treadmill, do they sort of fall out of line at some point? The incline maybe doesn’t go up as high as it says it is? Or it doesn’t quite run at a certain speed, even though it thinks it is?
At first, this bothered me. I don’t want to get to March to find out that when I thought I was doing X minute miles, I was really doing X+1 minute miles. That would suck.
So, I’ve decided just to make my hard workouts on the treadmill HARD. Who cares about pace? That doesn’t really mean anything, anyway.
So tonight I popped in a movie into the DVD player in the workout room (best thing ever!!), and did 3×10 minutes. I played with the incline and speed, ranging from 3% to 5.5%, speed 9.8 to 10.0 (again, no idea if those are actually correct).
GREAT workout. And best of all, it was fun! It’s fun to just try to beat your lungs/legs up. And playing with the speed or incline every minute takes your mind off of the whole “I have 5 mintues left to go?” thought. So, YEAH! I’m no longer absolutely hating my indoor workouts (at least for now :).