Checking treadmill speed accuracy??????
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Just curious if anyone knows if there is a way to check the speed accuracy on a treadmill. Mine has had issues with holding a steady speed from day 1, it occasionally will jump 1-2 mph.
I was wondering if the speed is actually accurate because when I run outside I typically run 10-11 minute miles at what seems like a very easy slow pace. On the treadmill I usually run around a 13 minute mile at what seems like a very fast hard pace, my heart rate jumps much higher also. According to the treadmill I am only usually going around 4.5 mph (slowwwww) Seeing I'm in Wisconsin running outside all the time isn't an option at the moment.
HELP!!! I'm really really starting to despise running on the treadmill!