My home treadmill has been host to over 50% of my total miles and the vast majority of my speedy miles over the past three years. But the feeling after a good workout is tempered by uncertainty about its accuracy, and it has damaged my confidence as a runner.
If you’ve also spent a lot of time on the treadmill this winter you also might have wondered how accurate the display on your treadmill is. Many people complain about a discrepancy in effort between running on the road compared to the ‘mill. I decided enough was enough! So before I decided on my marathon pace goal, I was going to find out exactly what the marathon goal pace I’ve been running on the treadmill actually is!
Today I will teach you how to calibrate your treadmill! And before you run away thinking it’s going to be some crazy complicated thing, I assure you it’s surprisingly easy and quick!