Why doesn't the speed with which one can elliptical translate directly to the speed one can run on the ground? Sort of late to the whole 'machine' game, I have recently discovered the elliptical trainer...and the fact that you can change the little read-outs to see stuff like calories burned (which I don't care about), total strides (holy jeez, that number is kind of scary after 70 minutes), and distance (whoa! cool!). I just wish that I could maintain that same intensity and speed on asphalt. Any physicists out there ...or whatever smart, scholarly types might know the answer to this? It probably has something to do with impact, right? Or maybe friction? I'm grasping at terms here...help me out, smart people!
Why did I buy this stupid, plastic bouncy ball? Was it because my 3-year old wrestled it out of the giant wire cage in which it was trapped (against my protestations) and then proceeded to bounce it all over the place (again, against my protestations), dirtying it all up? And why did this guilt me into buying it instead of gross me out about Target's cleanliness?
I think it was because this cuteness was irresistible.
Do you travel as fast on the real ground as you do on the elliptical trainer?
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