# Ok, brace yourself, here come the excuses for my 1:55 Reading HM

(oh the embarrassment!)

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19/03/2013 at 20:30
19/03/2013 at 20:47
literatin wrote (see)

I've never managed more than 40 mins on a treadmill. Guess I won't be winning any treadmill marathons.

Lightweight ...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ixuyx4u0d8k50a/20130311_203345.mp4

19/03/2013 at 20:56

Gosh, video evidence that I am, indeed, a lightweight compared to DF3. The shame.

19/03/2013 at 20:58

Its so annoying that the gym just has km/h treadmills ...... on the plus side Im becoming an expert at converting miles to km now.

20/03/2013 at 10:07

Yes dividing and multiplying something by 1.6 needs a degree doesn't it?

20/03/2013 at 10:23

So youve been casually running along for over an hour and your readout says youve done 14.8km ...... and youre saying that even after running for an hour you would casually look at the readout and go 'Hmm, thats about 9.25 miles if Im not mistaken ...'

Yeah right.

seren nos    pirate
20/03/2013 at 10:46

and if you can run 9.25 miles in an hour i would eat my hat ..so your maths must be wrong

20/03/2013 at 10:47

Thats why I only run 16 or 32km on a treadmill - that's my level of maths

20/03/2013 at 10:58
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

So youve been casually running along for over an hour and your readout says youve done 14.8km ...... and youre saying that even after running for an hour you would casually look at the readout and go 'Hmm, thats about 9.25 miles if Im not mistaken ...'

Yeah right.

is it that difficult really?  16km = 10m, less the 1.2km to get to 14.8km.  the 1.2km is 3/4 of a mile so 9.25.  I think you will find most 9yr olds at my kids school could do that sum on the move.

20/03/2013 at 11:02
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

So youve been casually running along for over an hour

seren nos wrote (see)

and if you can run 9.25 miles in an hour i would eat my hat ..so your maths must be wrong

Do you see where you went wrong there Seren

I'll give you a hint, the key word here is 'over'.

20/03/2013 at 11:10

Yeah Seren, when he says 'over an hour' he means two hours.

20/03/2013 at 11:17

or DF3's following sentence

"that even after running for an hour you would casually look at the readout and go 'Hmm, thats about 9.25 miles if Im not mistaken ..."   no 'over' there   ; - )

Its all about consistency...

Edited: 20/03/2013 at 11:18
20/03/2013 at 11:20

great thread David! I've not read all of it, but here are my suggestions:

the best way of being good at running is by running. Outside, getting used to the cold

your weather was tropical - up t'north we had 3 degrees (ha ha!) that felt like -3 with rain, sleet and snow!

you did do well and even when you hit the wall you kept pushing and didn't walk!

well done!

Jimbo

20/03/2013 at 11:20
Dustin wrote (see)

or DF3's following sentence

"that even after running for an hour you would casually look at the readout and go 'Hmm, thats about 9.25 miles if Im not mistaken ..."   no 'over' there   ; - )

Its all about consistency...

Damnit! I missed that .........

20/03/2013 at 11:31

just regarding that video, does it say you've burnt just over 100 calories? that's a mile's worth?!

20/03/2013 at 11:36

lol, thats what the guy at work said to me when I showed him.

The key is to look at the display and see how many 'slots' (god whats the technical word for it, my mind has gone blank) they have for the numbers.

I have a feeling they never intended for people to be burning more than 999 calories on the machine.

Edited: 20/03/2013 at 11:37
20/03/2013 at 20:38

Digits.

I tend to keep track of the miles as I do them and not suddenly wonder how far I've run afetr an hour and a half.

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