Decided to do my long run today cause I'm doing the one mile race Saturday and didn't want to wear myself out running 6miles the day before. I used my ipod for 1/2 the run. I ran at 5.5 (faster than my normal "slow long run" pace of 5.0 or 5.3) for 32:01 for 3miles according to the treadmill. My ipod told me I'd run 2.41. I didn't really want to run more than 6 or more correctly, I didn't think I could. I would LOVE to run an "easy" 6miles tack on an additional 0.5 or 1mile at the end due to my ipod error and not even notice it. But I haven't run a good long run in a while and this was going to be a challenge. So I turned off my ipod+ and ran another 0.55miles before I needed another walk/water/potty break. Ran/walked the next 22minutes after that. Walked about 19minutes in due to a bad side cramp. Ran the last 8minutes at 6.0 and the last 1minute of that at 6.3 to finish 2.68 in about 30minutes. So that's a grand total of: 6.32 miles in about 1:10:56. Nice long run.
Thanks for all the replies about my ipod+ troubles. I have calibrated recently, about 2-2 1/2months ago now I guess, and it didn't seem to do the trick. I calibrated on the treadmill because I know it is sensitive to the surface you're running on.
My question to garmin users is, if I run on the treadmill does it still log my run? I thought garmin was gps based, and I won't be moving. Does that make sense? That is probably a stupid question to ask but it came up.
Hoping tomorrow to get in a swim and a run. I'm almost up to a one mile swim. Maybe tomorrow I'll get rid of the 3min break every 10 laps? You never know, but right now it's kind of a security blanket for me.
Happy blogging every body. And, thanks again for all the comments and support.