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Old 02-09-09, 09:23 AM   #1
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Feeling slow

So, I've been working out indoors because we've only had 2 nice days all month, and I was slammed during one, and the other (yesterday) I promised to work out with the fiancee on the track.

And I haven't been posting much because when I cant be riding, other than being supportive to others, it's very frustrating to talk about riding.

But I've been working out, and I lost almost 9 lbs between 1/5 and 2/5.

Sort of been bouncing around the past week in the low 320's (I HATE water retention).

Anyways, I hit the outdoor track yesterday with the fiancee, and found myself feeling slow through each of the 4 miles, but then I checked my times. Consistently walking 14:10 minute miles, and my first one was sub-14. I knew the treadmills in the gym were off, but I didnt expect them to be off by a full minute a mile as to what speed I was doing.

I'll need to pace myself for the half-marathon, but things may be looking up a bit.

Plus, we're going to have a few days in the 50's this week, so the ice may be gone, and I can get on the bike a bit.
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Old 02-09-09, 09:51 AM   #2
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So, I've been working out indoors because we've only had 2 nice days all month, and I was slammed during one, and the other (yesterday) I promised to work out with the fiancee on the track.

And I haven't been posting much because when I cant be riding, other than being supportive to others, it's very frustrating to talk about riding.

But I've been working out, and I lost almost 9 lbs between 1/5 and 2/5.

Sort of been bouncing around the past week in the low 320's (I HATE water retention).

Anyways, I hit the outdoor track yesterday with the fiancee, and found myself feeling slow through each of the 4 miles, but then I checked my times. Consistently walking 14:10 minute miles, and my first one was sub-14. I knew the treadmills in the gym were off, but I didnt expect them to be off by a full minute a mile as to what speed I was doing.

I'll need to pace myself for the half-marathon, but things may be looking up a bit.

Plus, we're going to have a few days in the 50's this week, so the ice may be gone, and I can get on the bike a bit.
People talk about all sorts of stuff on C/A. This includes cross-training exercises in the off season for us northern folks. Don't let that deter you from posting. We are all happy to read good news - or not so good news.

BTW, I have a bone to pick with you. See the "Too Much Too Soon" thread.
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Old 02-09-09, 11:29 AM   #3
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Tech - I've read that people will run faster outdoors then indoors and perceive it to be the same effort. Whether that's true or not I don't know, but it must be nice to see the improvement.
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Normally a person running an 8 minute mile on a treadmill at 0% of incline will run a slower outdoor mile. This is what we have found from testing some people during events that run at our YMCA. Not everyone will have the same thing, but most of our people say that they are slower outdoors than on a treadmill. But, it is tough from me to feel an 8 minute mile pace compared to a 8:30 mile pace outside. So, if I setup the treadmill for that pace, I run it.

You may also have a sensor going out of the treadmill. We have that problem from time to time, but we replace that sensor as soon as we know it is failing.
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Yeah our gym sucks at our apartment complex so its probably always screwed up. Since I moved in year ago, It has always felt like a major strain to go 4.0 MPH when I am regularly faster than that during the summer months outside.

My best 5k is around 42:00 and I couldnt do that struggling to hit 4.0 MPH, so I know it's messed up.

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