Treadmills

11 watchers
Apr 2020
8:12pm, 6 Apr 2020
3556 posts
  •  
  • 0
Mr. K.
CW - I`ve just bought a Sprint 5 - I already have a Garmin Foot pod - is that ok to use with Zwift or do I need something else like a treadmill sensor.

Thanks

Also I guess the running on Zwift is not like the cycling where you can feel & adjust for the hills.
Apr 2020
8:39pm, 6 Apr 2020
7376 posts
  •  
  • 0
chunkywizard
Is your footpod Bluetooth? What watch do you have? You need a Bluetooth source for Zwift which could be your watch if it has the right mode or a footpod. If you don’t have any of those then you would need something like a RUNN.

I haven’t played about with Zwift but I don’t think it can control a Sprint 5 for inclines.
30 Jun
10:44pm, 30 Jun 2022
6138 posts
  •  
  • 0
KimCanRun
I was looking to maybe buy a treadmill. Anyone got this one?! 😂

1 Jul
7:20am, 1 Jul 2022
14399 posts
  •  
  • 0
chunkywizard
Wow, that's high end! I think mine was around £800.
3 Jul
2:04pm, 3 Jul 2022
1568 posts
  •  
  • 0
Bowman 🇸🇪
I’m a little interested in a treadmill.
I have the space for it, and maybe in the coldest and darkest months, it will do more good for the training than just going out in the snow and rain and darkness. Also the key workouts is not that easy in the winter.

But… I wonder if I would like it. And if it just will become an expensive coat rack.

Also I’m wondering if it’s strange to let the “ground” decide the speed and not vice versa.

On a hard effort it must be a lot fiddling with speed forward and back if you go all out.
3 Jul
4:06pm, 3 Jul 2022
14441 posts
  •  
  • 0
chunkywizard
Before you buy out try one out a few times at a gym. You don’t tend to fiddle with the speed when going all out because you should know your speed for the distance you are running at ie if I was going for a seasons best at 5K (19:52) I’d start at 3:57/km and try and run 4Km at a flat pace. If I’m still feeling good you can always nudge the pace up in the last Km.
3 Jul
4:41pm, 3 Jul 2022
1569 posts
  •  
  • 0
Bowman 🇸🇪
Yes ok chunky, I actually were away just now and looked at used commercial treadmills, I found a local business that repurposed them.
There where a few that would be nice.
But, as you say, I will try out the one at my work, have done a few slow miles when I was “injured” a while ago.
But that’s about it.
But I will try real running a few times before I jump the gun.
Thanks!
3 Jul
7:58pm, 3 Jul 2022
14443 posts
  •  
  • 0
chunkywizard
They are also good for intervals as they force you to the required pace but you have to remember the stages of the session and be able to push the bottoms to get the speed adjusted at the right time. I guess you can find treadmills you can program in sessions to, but zo don’t have one!
3 Jul
8:05pm, 3 Jul 2022
1571 posts
  •  
  • 0
Bowman 🇸🇪
Yes, mostly I started to get interested just for the intervals and so on. It’s hard in the winter and cold.

Got something to say?

To join the discussion, sign in or join us.

About This Thread

Maintained by plodding hippo
So. Looks like I may be stuck in shitty hospital accommodation for the foreseeable.

Can anyone ...

Related Threads

  • treadmill

Heart Rate Analysis

See your heart rate training data from the last 12 months broken down in technicolour.

Flat as a pancake?

We've collected thousands of your reviews from events, and worked out which races give you the best chance of a fast time!

UTMOST

Beat your league rivals to gain weekly promotion. Compete at every distance from a mile to a marathon.

Marathon Prediction

We delve deeper to give you greater insights when working out your goal marathon time.


Back To Top
X

Free training & racing tools for runners, cyclists, swimmers & walkers.

Fetcheveryone lets you analyse your training, find races, plot routes, chat in our forum, get advice, play games - and more! Nothing is behind a paywall, and it'll stay that way thanks to our awesome community!
Get Started
Click here to join 108,904 Fetchies!
Already a Fetchie? Sign in here