Ah Howe Street… how do I love thee?
If you want a quality workout in a minimum of time, not much beats going up and down stairs for efficiency.
Having a friend there by your side is a HUGE bonus so thanks to Jim K for doing this with me year after year after year. Good times.
As has been my routine this year, I showed up a little early and got in a few warm-up walkers prior to Jim and I doing the 'real' workout. So far it has helped every time. You can see from the data below that I snuck in six walkers today and then dawdled about a bit before my workout with Jim started.
Of note is my max heart rate is only 162! At the top of a runner it feels like 190. I suppose 1) I am getting older and 2) it only takes us about one minute to get up this flight and if I really wanted to max my heart rate I would need to push it for longer.
Yes, the do look like the first gen Skechers Shape-Ups (or moon boots depending on your perspective) but I hope they will let me not only run with this darn foot injury I have but will also let it heal at the same time. Black magic? We'll see.
|5:00 AM - banana, water
|stairs - water
|My right foot felt fine during stairs AND the treadmill run.
|Time of Day
|stairs - 5:35 AM
run - 11:40 AM
|stairs - intervals
run - active recovery
|stairs - mid 40s, dry, calm
|stairs - Brooks Cascadia
run - Hoka Combo XT
|stairs - shorts, Craft long sleeve undershirt, long sleeve active T