20 October 2007
My 10km walk
We aren't going to Burnie tomorrow for the Burnie Ten as DH still has an injury and can't run. He should be resting his ankle, but instead went on a 50km bike ride out into the country and back.
While he was away, I decided to do a 10km walk on my treadmill.I set the treadmill to 6km an hour (100 minutes for 10km). 6km/hour seems to be my comfortable limit on this treadmill. I usually walk faster in a race (about 83 minutes for 10km), but I find the treadmill very different.
All went well until 9.86 km, when the treadmill beeped 5 times and stopped! OMG, I thought, I have killed my treadmill. I was rather worried, because it is quite a powerful treadmill and can be set up to 16km per hour. I was about to phone the sports store where I bought it and I decided I had better read the instruction manual. Sure enough, the manual told me that when the time reaches 99 minutes, the treadmill will beep 5 times and STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank goodness there is nothing wrong with it. I will have to limit my walks to a maximum of one hour in future, or hit the road again.
Not much other news at the moment. My broadband seems to be slower since I installed the wireless router to my modem. I have increased the speed with my internet provider for a month (for an extra $10 a month),to see if that makes a difference. I'm not convinced yet though.