26 January 2011

training–stairs

Hours
Sleeping
6 Time
of Day
6:00 AM
Body
Weight
7:30 AM - 180 Body
Fat
9
Distance 14 flights Power  
Time Total – 58 min Speed  
Total
Ascent
  Max  
Breakfast 4:30 AM – PowerBar, water
7:15 AM – cereal
Lunch  
Dinner  
Workout Food water
Injuries  
Therapy  
Workout Type  
Weather low 40s, dry, calm
Course Howe Street stairs
Results  
Equipment Brooks Defyance
Clothing shorts, short sleeve active T, long sleeve active T

Fatigue accumulates and then that accumulation reveals itself in strange ways.

I was totally blown after Sunday's workout so did nothing Monday. That felt great. Tuesday/yesterday I did a short spinning class and it felt pretty good so I figured I was back on track and was super psyched to hit the stairs and hit 'em hard today.

Ha!

Jim K and I both showed up promptly at 6 and headed down for our first walker – which felt fine. The next time up was a runner and I think it was honestly the slowest 'runner' I have ever done. I slowed down pronto, slowed again crossing Broadway and barely made it to the top. Holy crap were my legs moving slowly.

The next runner was only marginally better meaning not a whole hell of a lot.

I was determined to 'break through' this barrier and tried to go all out on the third runner. It resulted in another small improvement but I could finally feel my legs coming around. Sure enough, the fourth runner was what I would call normal which I guess is relatively fast.

After eight flights of this we switched to the up-two-down-one format for the runners and did two more. Since each of these runners is 1.5 flights we got in our 14 total exactly. These last two felt fine but I was still not screaming up by any means.

Obviously I am not well rested. And my leg speed sucks. Jim and I were commiserating that as you get older you pretty much need equal parts rest with your work. Prior to today I got in six hard days and two rest days. Even five and three would have been okay most likely.

One more week of this and I will be done with ALL types of running thankyouverymuch.

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