Thursday, May 26, 2011
I haven't been using my treadmill because of shin splints...when i walk at a faster pace they really kick in! And if you have never had shin splints...let me tell you...THEY FREAKIN HURT!!
Anyway after reading KIYOSHI04's blog about how she goes slow on the treadmill just has the incline way up, I figured I would give it a shot. =)
I got on and started out at 5% going just 1.5 mph, I increased the pace but never got up to 2 mph. But I got the incline up as high as my treadmill would go...10%. I did 10 minutes, my heart rate was up and I even got sweaty. I slowed down and decreased the incline for a minute or so to cool off.
I could feel the shin splints creeping in, but they weren't horrible. YAY!
So, here's my issue...I have searched and searched...but the closest SparkPeople has in the fitness tracker is "treadmill - 10% incline 30 min/mile" well...what about those of us that can't do that? how are we supposed to track "treadmill - 10% incline 40m min/mile"?
hey, it may have only been 10 minutes...but I did it! and I want to track it! but so far I can't figure out how. I even looked around online for a calories calculator thing so i could manually enter the calories burned...but I couldn't find anything that is even close to 10% incline at 1.5 mph.