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Old 03-16-2009, 08:54 AM   #1
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Treadmill...How to Track Mileage during Intervals?

Is there a way to figure out your distance run, during a treadmill interval workout? During rest periods, I step on the side supports, and the treadmill keeps running. When rest period is over, I get back on the already running treadmill. In between though, the computer is still racking up distance.

Any suggestions on how to get my actual distance?

I have a feeling it's not possible, without writing down each stop and start point, but figured I'd ask anyway.

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Old 03-16-2009, 09:13 AM   #2
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Re: Treadmill...How to Track Mileage during Intervals?

Nancy;

Just do the math based on your MPH and number of seconds/minutes you run.

Let's say you have the tread set for 10MPH and your doing 1:30 intervals, well as long as you don't go flying off the machine and can keep that pace, you're doing a 400 meter run.

Now do it with your MPH and Interval time.

I'm pretty sure that works....
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:36 AM   #3
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Re: Treadmill...How to Track Mileage during Intervals?

On the treadmill I use I just press stop during the rest periods and there is a 5 minute time limit during which your distance stats are still saved. The only problem there, and it isn't really a problem, is that when you start back up again it takes a few seconds for the treadmill to get back up to your interval speed. Not sure if your treadmill does the same thing.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:19 AM   #4
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Re: Treadmill...How to Track Mileage during Intervals?

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Nancy;

Just do the math based on your MPH and number of seconds/minutes you run.

Let's say you have the tread set for 10MPH and your doing 1:30 intervals, well as long as you don't go flying off the machine and can keep that pace, you're doing a 400 meter run.

Now do it with your MPH and Interval time.

I'm pretty sure that works....
Thanks Jay. I'll give it a try.

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On the treadmill I use I just press stop during the rest periods and there is a 5 minute time limit during which your distance stats are still saved. The only problem there, and it isn't really a problem, is that when you start back up again it takes a few seconds for the treadmill to get back up to your interval speed. Not sure if your treadmill does the same thing.
Just bought this old treadmill on craigs list. I'll look to see if it saves the info, like you suggested.

And then yea, Jordan, the problem of stopping it and then having to have it get back up to speed...that is a major problem when you're doing really short intervals like a 20/10..especially on this old machine. But at least, if the distance info is saved, at least it's an option.

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Old 03-16-2009, 04:25 PM   #5
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Re: Treadmill...How to Track Mileage during Intervals?

I've had the same problem. I think there might be some treadmills where you can set up each intervals, but I haven't used any. I think the only options are (as suggested) doing the math in your head, or pausing in between. The pausing is more doable if the intervals are more like 1min/1min rather than 20/10.

Since it's starting to get warmer, I'm going to do intervals outside..soo much easier
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:45 PM   #6
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Re: Treadmill...How to Track Mileage during Intervals?

Yea my method doesn't work for intervals that short. I generally do them in the 30-60 seconds range and its workable with that (just go a little bit longer than the interval to account for getting up to speed).
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:41 AM   #7
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Re: Treadmill...How to Track Mileage during Intervals?

Maybe, try using a pedometer?
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:04 PM   #8
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Re: Treadmill...How to Track Mileage during Intervals?

i usually just let it keep running step on the sides then figure out how far i need to run for the same distance when i get back on

for example: if im running 400m intervals ill run for .25 miles then get off and rest for a minute then say i get back on at .30 then ill run to .55

it takes a little bit of math during your rest periods but that way you dont need to wait for the treadmill to get back up to speed
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:27 PM   #9
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Re: Treadmill...How to Track Mileage during Intervals?

hey guys just trying to figure this out..

if im using a treadmill how do i make sure i run 800 meters?

i know that treadmills use different numbers and you gotta put in your speed... so im guessing the faster i put it somehow it should show that i get to that distance faster...

but how do i know... treadmills dont say meters


thanks for anyone that can help
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:51 PM   #10
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Re: Treadmill...How to Track Mileage during Intervals?

400m is roughly .25 800m is roughly .5 mile

they are actually a little less but those are easier to use
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