Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"secret" weapon

yes, time to show the secret weapon...
















a wonderful treadmill Technogym Runrace (made in Italy), that has just landed in my new apartment.
It seems that it was originally installed in the Club House of an exclusive private club in Hong Kong. Later was owned by a friend of mine who changed job and was in need to get rid of it.
It is a professional model, 250kg of weight !!!. To fit it into that room, 8 people were needed to carry it on the stairs , plus partial disassembly to get into the door.

I plan to use it whenever I can not run outside in the morning...
unfortunately in Dongguan, either you run outside at 6am, either the traffic is too much until late in the evening, so indoor running is the only option in the evening.
Let's see if I can increase the mileage a bit...

3 comments:

running faster with the ALIEN LIZARD said...

Oh man!
I feel so lucky to be able to run in the fresh air, through the pinewoods or over the sandunes or up in the countryside hills!
you are very dedicated and i admire you for that.
good luck with the treadmill. hope ypo don't feel to much like a hamster in a cage!

by7 said...

yes, I really envy all those who can run in the countryside, trails, etc, with clear skies.
Not long ago, there was a video on runnersworld.com about a training session of Deena Kastor somewhere in a mountain area , with a landscape of mountains at the back and crystal clear skies and really made me think about how much easier to train in that environment, compared to the sh..ty place here.

Anyway I take the running in Dongguan like a "driver" to maintain a steady healthy life here. Once out of work, here there is nothing apart from sleazy bars and might-clubs and/or watching Chinese TV...
so at least I give myself a life-style that could bring to some personal satisfaction more rewarding than going for a drink in a bar

Eric said...

That treadmill is a beast! It looks like it would be very nice and smooth running though.

Good luck with the mileage increase...slowly and carefully. Cheers!