The triathlon training blog of Phil Barnes

Who's the Genius now?

To calibrate your treadmill - when the "Auto-Calibrate" feature doesn't work.

Step 1. Twiddle with the Zero and Span potentiometers on the circuit board until you get it close.
Step 2. Take your wife's bike (because it's lighter, shorter and has a speedo on the front wheel)
Step 3. Stand beside the treadmill holding the front tire down on the treadmill belt.
Step 4. Run the treadmill at 3.1 miles per hour - make sure the speedo on the bike reads 5 km/hr
Step 5. Run the treadmill at 6.2 miles per hour - make sure the speedo on the bike reads close to 10 km/hr
Step 6. Run the treadmill at 10 miles per hour - make sure the speedo on the bike reads close to 16.1 km/hr
Step 7. You're done. Have a celebratory cookie or two.