So this morning off I went to the gym to try running on a treadmill so that I will be OK to use one when on holiday. Got one of the staff to show me around the machine and off I set was doing a nice steady jog, 15 minutes in and then my arm caught the emergency cord and pulled it off my Tshirt, everything stopped. Duh!!
So got going again and thought I would put an incline on this time got up to 5.5 and ran for 20 minutes at 5.5 with 2 short walks of a minute then speeded back up to 5.5 at 5.5. But how little distance I was covering was just beyond me! Anyway slowed down gradually and didn't get dizzy as had happened before. But I was amazed to see how many calories I had burned, 120 the first session and 170 the second, that can't be right I've only done 2.5K including warm up and cool down walking and its taken me forever. "You stupid woman" young guy came over who had shown me the machine workings, its not kilometres its miles, incline 5.5 is quite steep not the steepest mind but quite steep. So my question to you guys and girls is "What do I set the incline at for gradual hill/steep hill in future? I could have put it steeper but need to be more comfortable using it first.