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johnridley From: johnridley Date: February 20th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
The new treadmills at work are very nice, but they have a big red "emergency stop" button right where my right hand tends to swing when the incline goes up over about 3%, which it does pretty often when I'm in random mode, which I like to use.

When you hit it, it's all stop, emergency abort, end of workout, no restarting allowed. I had programmed in a 45 minute, 6.5 MPH run last week and I wound up axing it three times. I finally just decided to keep restarting it, ignoring the stats and running until the clock on the wall said 45 minutes.

It's quite exasperating to be running along and suddenly the treadmill slows to a stop and the incline drops to the ground. I'm standing there thinking "WTF?"

So I guess I got the workout but I didn't have stats to post here. Kind of irritating, I like to keep track of that stuff to some degree. I've completely given up on stat gathering for bike riding; the people (and they do exist) who keep track of every mile they ride and everything they eat during those rides, their heart rate info and all the other stuff, every day for years on end are incomprehensible to me. All I really do now on the bike is check every couple of weeks to see if I've rolled the odometer over another thousand mile mark.
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johnridley From: johnridley Date: February 20th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Quoting myself:
"The new treadmills at work"
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 20th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Depends where you work, how hackable they are.... ;)
johnridley From: johnridley Date: February 20th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
My immediate thought was that I'd just tape a little cup-shaped something over the button. That probably violates international nanny-state law or something though.
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