I won’t even pay for a gym membership – so this is the closest I’ll ever get to a twenty-two thousand dollar running machine (holy wow twenty-two thousand dollars, y’all).
That’s a car. Except you have to run. And you’re still not getting anywhere.
Anyway, here’s the SkillRun.
To be fair, I’m not exactly the target audience for this beast. It’s made for proper athletes.
Technogym, the company behind this thing of wonder, promises SkillRun is a “complete solution” for both cardio and power workouts. It reckons it combines cardio and power training. In a treadmill.
You can adjust the speed and incline on the fly while exercising, run up to 30km/h on inclines ranging from -3 per cent to +25 per cent. You can change speed and gradient “with just one touch”, too. Oh, and you can create training profiles, and switch from one speed to
another with “a simple touch” of the Fast Track Control.
Okay, but what else can you do?
Well, you can run.
“Biofeedback” tracks and monitors the main running parameters in real-time, giving you colour-coded feedback that lets you to improve your performance.
There’s also “Parachute Training”. It lets you strengthen your “resistive power” and topend speed by reproduving the feeling of outdoor running with a parachute. No, I’m not kidding. Resistance is minimal at the start and increases as the user gains speed.
Oh, and there’s “Sled Training”, because why not at this point. It lets you reproduce the feeling of pushing a sled on grass, where resistance is high at the start and decreases to a constant rate. Sure.
Look, if at this point you’re keen to drop a cool 20k+ on this beauty, you’re likely an Olympic athlete.
As for me, I’ll stick to the park.