A couple of weeks ago we welcomed a new member in to the Shazruns household, may I present to you the treadmill…………….
Now I am not a huge fan of these machines of torture but the chance to get this one at a good price through a running friend came up and was hard to resist.
Our first problem was getting it in the front door, in fact we had to pretty much take it all apart and put back together again once inside and boy is it heavy!
The next issue was where was it going to live? We opted for the conservatory (also our dinning room) which will make eating Christmas dinner interesting but on the upside we can eat and the wear off the dinner right away or alternatively it could be used as a conveyor belt to get food to guests! Luckily it does fold but sadly still pretty bulky even when this is done, who knew they were so big?
Now I have had had the chance to get fairly well acquainted with Fred but very quickly and not very surprisingly soon discovered that yes treadmill running is as dull as I remember so I cannot see myself spending more than half an hour on it. How people train for marathons on them I have no idea.
What I have found is that the in built interval sessions are brilliant, they last 30 minutes and that time flies when using them and some are quite challenging. Fortunately the conservatory is cold but even with the door open I sweat buckets so must be working hard. It wont replace my miles outside but am hoping it helps me with my speed, but only time will tell.
Never thought I would buy a treadmill, but think Fred and I might become friends, not best buddies, just friends.