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1st run on a treadmill

BaddieThePirate profile image

I'm staying with a friend who uses the gym, so we headed down there together and I got my first go on a treadmill. I set a slight incline after reading comments on here. I set it at 5 (5 what? There was nothing to tell me what units this measurement was in).

I was aiming for 5.5 to 6 km, but only made 5km including 2 parts where I walked. It was too hot even in the gym. I just didn't have any more in me. I was sweating profusely and was happy to get back for a shower. Also needed a power knap in the afternoon.

Finally got to go buy some Capri length leggings for running in the Aussie heat. Hopefully will try them out Boxing Day or 27th with another beach side run.

Found the treadmill a bit boring. Couldn't see the TV well enough to read the subtitles as hadn't got my glasses with me and anyway wasn't confident that I would stay in the right area of the treadmill and not fall off the back of it. Will be really happy to go back to running outside and having things to look at 🙃

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ButtercupKid profile image

Good to try new things - well done ! Enjoy your runs and keep up those fluids x

BaddieThePirate profile image
BaddieThePirateGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

And sleep. I need more practice at sleeping

ButtercupKid profile image
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to BaddieThePirate

Sleep definitely helps. Good luck with it at this time of year though !

Buddy34 profile image

Personally I could not think of anything worse than using a treadmill stuck in the one spot I love outdoors cold , rain , whatever 😊

Good for you giving it a go and managing 5k Baddie. My issue is the heat in the gym too. I’ve only managed 4k on it before thinking I was going to expire! Useful for foul weather days, but that’s about it for me really!

Happy running in 2019! 😀😀

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