i tried out some new machines at the gym yesterday afternoon. jason and i had talked about the stair machine. it wasnt too hard to use, but it was very weird to be on. i had a hard time not watching my feet or holding on the whole time, and i kept kicking the next step.
i also used a stationary bike. once i got the straps on my feet tight enough it wasnt bad. i think (after talking to jason) that i needed to adjust my seat height because after about 15 minutes i started to get an ache in my hip. i think i was sitting too low.
i finished with 5 minutes on the stairs and 30 minutes (just over 6 miles) on the bike.