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23 November 2009

...um...

Okay, say you're on a treadmill. With no incline because I you didn't feel like it.

You walk for one minute at 3.0mph.

After that minute you crank it up to 4.8mph;

And you proceed to jog until the display says 1.10miles, and the timer reads 14:15.

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I like to think that I'm occasionally smart. I'm also occasionally an idiot, but that's neither here nor there. Actually it might indeed be "here" - which is why I'm checking with you all right this minute.

Okay...4.8mph means a 12 and a half minute mile if my math is right...right? 60 divided by 4.8? And I jogged for 13 minutes and 15 seconds...

Did I jog a mile today? At a 12.30 pace?

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Here's why this post is riddled with math and question marks, besides the obvious doubts of my own calculations...I just can't believe it...12:30 seems so fast. And I was jogging, dare I say it, comfortably.

I don't want to get all excited and proud of myself and have it turn out that I have a decimal point in the wrong place or something.

I mean, really, did I jog a mile continuously today?

No seriously, I really am gonna need confirmation on this. I don't even mean it in a Fishing For Compliments/Comments kind of way. Seriously. Is my math right on this?

7 comments:

Ashley said...

I am bored at work and consider myself good at math (I'm a theoretical chemist; and yes, that's a real job), so I doubled checked everything for you. In short, yes, you did run a mile; in fact, you actually ran 1.05 miles at a 12:30 pace.

The calculation:
In the first minute, you ran 0.05 miles. (3 mph means one mile takes twenty minutes, so you did 1/20 of a mile in one minute.) Substracting that from your end totals, that means in the remaining 13.25 minutes you were on the treadmill (15 seconds is one fourth or 0.25 of a minute) you covered 1.05 miles. To double check your pace, you can divide 1.05 miles by 13.25 minutes and change the units to miles per hour and you get 4.8 mph. So yes, you did it!!!!!!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Well I'm not a mathematics expert, but that sounds accurate to me. I guess you are just increasing your level of fitness. That is wonderful.

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

Yes you did! And I'm so proud and happy for you! Congratulations!!

Katie J said...

Glad someone else figured that out! Whew!

GO YOU!!! That is awesome!

Someday SkinnyMinnie said...

I sit around and try to pull apart my Nike+ data and I eventually just give up. I would say that 12 minutes, 30 seconds per mile is correct, though. And yes, you did jog a mile!

Mary :: A Merry Life said...

WOW!! YES YOU DID JOG A MILE!! Omg, I'm so excited and proud of you! Way to go!!

Foodie Girl said...

Super Duper!

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