Monday, March 9, 2009

March Hadd Test

I would post the results, but I know they are flawed.

I don't think the treadmill is doing the speed it says it is doing. I am pretty sure on it. So a service call is being placed. Knowing this company, it could be a few weeks.

So, instead, I am going to campaign to run a race this weekend. There is a 10 mile in Msps, so if the Mrs. approves, I am there.

Ideally, I like to test on a 1/2 marathon, but 10 mile might work better.

All my progress might fiction due to a lame treadmill.

Oh well


Runnin-From-The-Law said...

The Irish For A Day 10 Mile at Lake Harriet? I'm signed up for it. You'll finish way before me though. I'm tenatively planning on running about 5 - 6 more miles after it's done, if you are interested.

Get Primal said...

All of your progress isn't fiction. You might not be on the verge of the Olympics as the treadmill suggests, but I'll bet that 10-mile race shows you you're in the best shape of your life. Maybe I'll drag the kids out to spectate...there's gotta be a place near Harriet where I can bribe them with some kind of treat right?

RunWesty said...

I agree with Adam, go and test yourself and don't be surprised at your progress you have been working hard and it will payoff. Also, Thanks for the positive comment.

Anonymous said...

So Matt - the geek in me can't help but tell you that it is pretty easy to check the calibration on your tread mill. You'll need to measure the length of the belt, then just make a mark on the belt you can see from where you stand (I used a little white paint). Set the speed, run on it and time how long it takes to see say, 20 or 50 marks or something. Then do some math. Speed = (Revolutions X Belt length)/time. I was saddened to learn that my treadmill was spot on when I did this, as I was sure it was wrong.

I'm not running the 10 miler but I will probably be down at the lakes running anyway so I'll look for you.


johnmaas said...

Sorry to hear about the treadmill problems.
Still, I have no doubt that you are in very good running condition right now.
Good luck on the 10 miler and let us know how it goes for you!

Andrew said...

Screw the TM, you shouldn't be on the rat wheel in the first place.

I suppose I would be concerned if I were you IF you hadn't just run 50K in under 5 hours, without fuel and without pushing it too hard!

Get the TM fixed and put it on craigs list.

SteveQ said...

I agree with Andrew; the fast long run feeling easy is proof enough. Good luck in the 10!