Okay, I got the core out of the way and then spent all day thinking about those darn Howe Street stairs!
I vividly recall one day about two years ago when I met some cycling teammates at the stairs. One of them was Justin Angle (who was just getting back into running after an injury) and he had run down to the stairs from his house. We then proceeded to complete 10 flights, half of them running, and then he ran home! At the time that seemed to me to be the epitome of studliness and it also seemed totally unfathomable.
Now I am starting to fathom it...!
For sure I did not run nearly as far each way as Justin did that day (5 miles each way) and I only did half the number of flights and I walked all of them today but it's coming. Slowly.
Walking the stairs actually felt better the more I did but I also realized that I was getting tired so quit after five. I had to walk two blocks after reaching the top of the last flight before I was able to ease back into a jog but once I got back down to 19th Ave. my pace started picking up. I realized after a bit that it was because this is ever so slightly downhill but it still felt good.
As I was running across the I-90 lid this guy fell in behind me. We passed an older Asian woman going for a walk in the other direction with her cane and she flashed us this big smile and took the time to give us TWO thumbs up. That was pretty cool.
Did I mention I had my The North Face Angstrom 30 pack on while running? That's starting to feel a little better too.
|Time of Day||core - 5:45 AM|
run - 5:00 PM
|Workout Type||run - endurance, strength|
|Weather||upper to mid 50s, mostly cloudy, dry, calm|
|Equipment||The North Face Angstrom 30, Brooks Launch|
|Clothing||Brooks Infinity Short III, Patagonia Capilene 1 Silkweight Stretch T-Shirt, short sleeve active T|