Okay, so I've read all the treadmill discussion on here. I'm not looking for the usual debate, but I'm interested if others have experience this much of a difference.
I have always used very expensive treadmills at my gym. They are all the same live strong ($8K) ones...I usually just jump on one of the ten and each one seems to be fairly similar in feeling.
Today I went to my work's gym. I jumped on a Spirit CT-850 that they just bought this year. The thingggg was so hard. I couldn't manage 6:24 pace for more than a mile, when I usually do 4 mile tempos at 5:25.
Obviously, I realize the calibration could have been off. However, to be honest, the entire treadmill felt like it was on an incline even though I had it at 0%. Looking at the level once the run was over, I couldn't really tell if there was a slight incline.
Anyway, just needed to vent. Ruined my workout. I slugged 6 miles and jumped off.