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bejasus
2006-12-30 16:07:57
Online calculator for treadmill heights
Like CaptainVertigo, I've been trying to find a way to correlate my gym workouts to some of my intended Irish hills . . . more for keeping me motivated for my New Year's resolutions than for practical training (God knows when I'll make it back to Ireland).

simon3 provided some great information, but the thought of calculating formulas or resurrecting the concept of a Tan from my aging gray matter kept me on the hunt for something that would be easier for me to work with.

I found a great discussion of this topic on coolrunning's site:

http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/Forum30/HTML/001053.shtml

particularly the comment from TommyT: "Grades are measured in percent, angles are measured in degrees. Think of it like this: a 100% grade would be straight up , but a 90 degree angle (off the horizontal) would also be straight up. The 12% grade on my treadmill equals 10.8 degrees. Since the numbers are so close, a lot of people don't really understand the difference and will use the terms interchangeably."

Grades are measured in percent; Angles in degrees. Now even I can remember that math concept!

With that concept clear to me at last, I have really found this online calculator handy

http://www.csgnetwork.com/inclinedeclinegradecalc.html

It lets me take the distance and vertical change of a specific hillwalk, and calculate the correlating grade for my treadmill. So now, in my mind at least, I'm not just slaving away for a certain amount of time in the disco-hell of the gym, I'm on Brandon or Mweelrea . . . .


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Re: Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon
Peter Walker a day ago.
Hi daithi07The 'what's left to do in Ireland' article currently lives largely in my head rather than anywhere more tangible. It will see the light of day at some point in the next few months. I am...

  
Track
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Paou to Chorto return
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 8.3km, Climb: 237m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
Track
12 (Listed) Bens - Revisited
GSheehy 2 days ago.
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Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 9.7km, Climb: 458m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
Summit Comment
Big Collin: Permission required?
StephenMullin a week ago.
Hi thereCan anybody tell me if permission is required to walk up Big Collin? If so, how does one go about obtaining this?Many thanks!

  
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Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Portaria Circuit
Onzy a week ago.
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Summit Summary
Anglesey Mountain: Great Carlingford views from a so-so top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Greek Islands: Kos
Onzy a week ago.
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Summit Summary
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Summit Comment
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Forum: General
Sligo- Leitrim-Roscommon
daithi07 6 days ago.
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Summit Comment
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Colin Murphy a week ago.
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