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Almost had the 10 mile run nailed but...

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Treadmill day, and I figured I’d go for the 10.25 mile run on my plan. Little miss UNM did her 2.5k and then went for a tour of the gym and got into my happy rhythm at about the same point, I was loving it, it was easy... 5k came dead on schedule which is unusual for me, 4 miles seemed to follow it very quickly (it didn’t, just seemed to)

All was well, then bang, clunk, horrible screeching sounds and I was soon in the presence of the gym staff... hit the big red button and had to abort at 4.47 miles. Sadly the 5 other treadmills were in use and so my 10 will have to wait, and this one can be my 4.25 for the week.

UNM 1 Treadmill 0 🤣. I think I’ll just get this one done outdoors on Thursday/Friday

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Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

Now thats quite a feat! 😱 Wearing the treadmill out! Well done for swiftly creating your plan B! 😉😁❤️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Fabulous450

Just glad I didn’t move the long run to the end of the week.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

Just don't make'em like they used to....

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Katnap

Nope... fancy screens, virtual runs, no build quality.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Anyways, rain is better than aircon for keeping you cool! 💦🏃💦

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Katnap

It sure is... just that I had my daughter with me and didn’t want to leave her bored in the car, gym was ideal. Some nice rain will do me now though.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

The great outdoors beckon...the only way.. 10 miles just asks for outside! X

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Oldfloss

19 is for next year 🤣 but yeah, much as I was enjoying it, the scenery was a little boring.

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Oops! At least there is still outdoors.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to BaddieThePirate

Yep... that never breaks down!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to UnfitNoMore

Outdoors looks a bit broken here today 😄

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to roseabi

Bit wet underfoot here, otherwise it’s good

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate

Treadmill dread, good luck for your long out door run

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to WillowandSola

Thanks... it’s gonna be better outdoors I’m sure.

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Sure it is, i’ve done a lot of treadmill running because i spent a load of money buying one for ex who used it once, outside is my choice of running and treadmill got sold because Willow kept falling over it in the night

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to WillowandSola

I’m normally outdoors, just having to use a treadmill when my daughter is with me on long run days... I think she should up her milage and run with me 🤣

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Great to have her with you 😀 we sometimes take grandson with us and he’s pretty good now he has learned to slow down

Fatgirlslim19
Fatgirlslim1960minGraduate

Check you out enjoying the treadmill! Shame it didn't work out, but you'll get your 10 miles done.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Fatgirlslim19

I know... shocking! The good thing is we can always swap our runs around... it’s not the first time I’ve had to. I try to get the long run done early in the week just in case.

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate10

You broke the machine!!!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Couchpotato2

It was me or the machine 🤣

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Man vs machine ;-) I think back to the trusted roads/hill’s for your 10miles!! I have physio tomorrow so hoping to come back to the fold

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Couchpotato2

Fingers crossed 🤞 you’re back very soon

Hills! Good idea... I think 🤣

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Hills in one direction only obviously... ;-)

Thought I was going to be given the all clear tomorrow but stepped down a train funny today and now not sure. Oh well, I just have to wait and see!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Couchpotato2

Good luck... hopefully at the stage where there’s some more you can do at least.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Well done for even considering 10 miles on the treadmill UNM. No way José could I do that, so you’re a winner whether you managed it or not. 👊

Have fun in the rain later in the week. Now that’s more my style! 💦

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

My treadmill PB was 5 minutes until recently, did my first hour on it last week... it’s not so bad when you have the moving scenery on it... or sky TV 🤣

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

no gym bunnies to ogle?

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to backintime

No mirror in front of the one I was on, which is good as I can’t see myself, but also meant any of that scenery was lacking too! When I had to use the gym as a kid I’d make sure I was on the second row of treadmills and behind something pleasing on the eye... now I have TV 🤣

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

haha - nothing wrong with eye candy, but you can find that on TV too :D

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to backintime

hmmmm, that's an idea actually, maybe I could ask Jason Momoa to stand at the end of my HM, I'm sure I'd make my 3 hours cut off then

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to backintime

This is true... I tend to watch the sports news though

Pianism
PianismGraduate10

Oh dear! At least it was the treadmill and not some part of you! :)

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Pianism

Yep... an expensive run by the way it sounded, fortunately not for me.

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Well done UNM the Luddite for taking one of the beggars out. 👊Never mess with a moderator 🤣

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Beachcomber66

1 down 5 to go 🤣

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Not too long now if not already that a treadmill could simulate a parkrun, wearing 3D glasses, a runner on a treadmill machine could choose which parkrun they were at, for example, if a hill came the machine would do the same as if you were running up that hill, interesting prospect.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

Not sure I’d like to be wearing the headset... but they could enlarge and wrap the screen around a little.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Not long now until your first half marathon on the 3rd November, I hope you are feeling nice and relaxed just now and doing several runs in preparation for it.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

Yeah... once I have the 10 done I’ll be happy, got another next week and an 11.5 and then it’s taper

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Yes UNM, you can do it. 😊 🏃🏾

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

OMG UNM ! The thought of doing 10 miles on a treadmill just fills me with horror 😱 sounds like the treadmill didn’t like the idea either.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Dexy5

It was enjoying it less than I was in the middle for sure... I would have just got on the next one if it had been free.

Run46
Run46Graduate10

You broke the treadmill...that must have been some run 😳😅, luckily a quick switcheroo in your head and you're ready for the next one! Good luck in the beautiful outdoors 👍

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Run46

Looking forward to it again... gutted at the time, it was such a smooth run!

Decker
DeckerGraduate10

Sounds like someone was trying to tell you something - to get outside to the fresh air!😁. I still can’t bring myself to get on to one of those contraptions! Maybe come February when it’s -25... 🥶

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Decker

I managed to run all last winter in shorts and T-shirt... here’s hoping for another mild one. Running with my daughter is becoming difficult in the week now with the dying of the light, soon a gym will be the only option for her really.

Decker
DeckerGraduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Yes Mrs Decker is doing C25 now and wondering how to make it through a Canadian winter. I suspect some treadmill time in her future

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Oh flippin eck UnfitNoMore ...that’s just pants! Maybe it’s the great outdoors interfering with the treadmill telling you that the best place to run is outside?! I am SURE, your run will be much more enjoyable outside...and you’ll have done some extra mileage in the process!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Mummycav

Luckily yesterday ticked a run off my plan, so nothing lost and everything gained I guess.

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10

D'oh! Hats off to you for trying a 10 mile on the dreadmill. Even 5k feels too much to me on one of those things!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to MikeJones68

Until recently my best was 5 minutes... took it to an hour last time out, a little boring but also no distractions

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

I like distractions!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to MikeJones68

Me too most of the time... before the treadmill broke I was looking at a white wall with a poster on that I’d read the print off 🤣

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