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Treadmills and Scrap Paper

Monday, August 09, 2010

I use a treadmill at home on a regular occasion, renting videos at the library and exercising to them. In previous summers, I have extended my walking distance and speed, but not this year. I broke my toe end of May and did exercise, but it was much slower and much shorter distances. Now that I am beginning to feel back up to par, (Not there yet though.) I wanted to once a week on the treadmill see how long I could walk. I have done 5ks, 10ks and a bit more in the past, so today I decided I would see if I could beat what I did the last time 90 minutes. Any idea what happened when I hit 100 minutes? *grumble* My treadmill went back to zero, and erased all my distance and calories spent information. I didn't know that would happen! I guess, the next time I will have to have some scrap paper and pen near the machine to write it down before I get to 100, as I would love to see if I can come closer to walking a half marathon. Or maybe I should just try running someday. Are all treadmills like this, or only the cheaper ones?
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    I've never gone that far on a treadmill- what an accomplishment!
    3482 days ago
    Aw man, that would have been disappointing. Congrats on getting to 100 minutes though!

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    3482 days ago
    The one at the gym goes to 60 minutes. That must have been disappointing. Be prepared next time!
    3482 days ago
    I don't remember whether my old one at home did or not. I now use the ones at the gym and some do & some don't. I've been able to program 120 minutes on some and others only to 99 minutes. Really a nuisance if I want to run longer & the treadmill won't cooperate.
    3482 days ago
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