17 January 2012

Howe Street stairs

Just in case you were wondering, although cycling and running don't seem to use the same major muscle groups, fatigue from one activity does carry over to the other. Yep, it sure does.

My first time up the stairs today was scary it felt so bad… After yesterday's workout it's no wonder. This was the first time I questioned my strategy of showing up early to get in some 'warm-up walkers' and almost went back to the car to sit down and wait from Jim K.

In the end I kept walking and in retrospect I guess it did help some… it's just that not much was going to help me today.

I got in five walkers before Jim showed up and then we did 11.5 flights together. We got in five runners, the fourth of which was up-two-down-one which in my fatigued state was a godsend.

This year Jim has only really been faster than me on the first runner and then once I warm up I can leave him behind but today he was 'half wheeling' me all the way until the fourth runner. Way to go Jim! And that last runner? YIKES. I literally slowed to a walk after each section of steps once I crossed Broadway. I was a sad sight. The feeling was like my legs were slowing down more and more until I could barely take a step.

Needless to say The last walker was a huge relief.

Oh yeah, I forgot my water bottle. :( On the up side there was not much snow or ice on the stairs at all, just crossing Broadway and the rest was totally clear. Nice.

Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Breakfast 5:00 AM - banana, water
Workout Food  
Time of Day 5:40 AM
Workout Type intervals
Weather mid 30s, dry, calm
Course Howe Street
Equipment Brooks Cascadia
Clothing Under Amour boxer briefs, Mountain Hardware tights, Craft long sleeve undershirt, SmartWool long sleeve shirt, SmartWool hat, Patagonia gloves

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