I have always hated the middle treadmill at the fitness center. It gives me a lower calories burned than the other two. I knew it had to be wrong but couldn't really prove it. Now I can.
When I got downstairs tonight there was only one other guy there so I got my usual treadmill by the window, but the TV mounted to it wasn't working. I do love to get my HGTV on while working out because I get lost in the show and then *boom* an hour is over. The guy in there with me had grabbed the third treadmill so I was stuck with the middle one. Did I mention it was a liar and that I hate it? So I hopped on it anyway and off I went. I worked my fanny off (not literally - it is still there), but I think you get the point. I tried out 3.6 mph for half an hour after discovering last night that 3.4 mph was just a tad too easy for me now. I'm not going to lie, I struggled the entire half hour to keep up with the pace but it was a nice challenge. If I am going to run I have to increase my stamina. But back to the lying treadmill. When I finish my hour it gives me some whacked out calorie burn that was way less than last night's burn in which I didn't walk as far or as fast. So I stretched out my calves and came back up to my apartment, plugged in my bodybugg and found that my calorie's burned were on par with last night. A Ha! Score. I knew that treadmill was a liar!
3.46 miles walked - 595 calories burned (according to bodybugg)