Thursday, March 08, 2007

Recommended Speed

Today I remembered my towel and hit the treadmill again for a pleasant run. I did start nudging up the speek and incline - which had me a little tired after a couple of miles, so I guess I should do one or the other and not both. Of course, if the warming trend is a reality, I'll be able to run outside and the speed of the treadmill will be a moot point.

At one point I was running along and realized I was running faster than the treadmill because I was running in time with the music.

I began to think of all the times people told me treadmills were inaccurate, but I wonder if what was really happening was they were running at a different pace than the belt was moving. It's more like the speed of the belt is a recommended rather than an actual speed, which makes sense to me. It also makes sense why the Nike+ is always slightly ahead or behind the treadmill even though I tend to use the same treadmill whenever I can.

In the end, it was a good run. I'm psyched to run outdoors and, since I bought a new bike today:

I'm even more excited. All in all, it was a happy day and we all need a happy day every so often - especially when it's so cold outside.


Nini said...

I love the new bike!

GB said...

Nice ride there, Pika!