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Discussion: Treadhill

in: freddiec; freddiec > 2020-01-17

Jan 19, 2020 5:50 PM # 
That's an ambitious session!

It's useful to think about your vertical climbing speed when working out how hard a treadmill session is going to be.

12km/hr = 5min/km = 150m(Vert)/5 mins = 30 m climb / minute.
That's a vertical km pace of 33:20. I'm fairly terrible at VKs and have a 38 minute PB. You may well be better than me but that's still a fairly aggressive session.

The other way to gauge expected effort is to use the 'calories/hr' display on the treadmill. I find that's fairly consistent, eg if 20km/hr@1% and 10km/hr@10% are both 1500kcal/hr then they probably feel comparably tough. (making up numbers a bit here, can't remember what my treadmill tells me)
Jan 19, 2020 10:41 PM # 
Hmm okay on second thoughts that was quite ambitious.. especially as I’ll be way slower than you ever where at the vertical km.

That’s really useful thanks for the advice, I shall take that into consideration at my next attempt. That cal/hr sounds like a clever way of gauging it, will check that out too!

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