13 November 2012

Howe Street stairs

After running both days last weekend I took Monday off and then tried to hit the stairs today. I'll just say that it is a DAMN good thing I have made a habit of showing up early and walking some flights before I try to run.

One word: tired
Two more: tired legs

There were more leaves on the ground today, the stairs looked sort of like this. Except it was really dark.


I squeezed in six walking flights before my partner in fitness (that would be Jim Kodjababian) showed up and then we did five more including two runners. Next week this workout blows up as we add another runner. Yikes!

Just like last week the first runner felt like I'm hauling damp (might as well have been petrified!) firewood up a ladder. The wood would be my legs and the ladder would be the stairs.

Sometimes just starting is the biggest hurdle you need to overcome and that was the case today. After two flights I felt better and I can honestly say that they just kept getting better all morning long. For sure the runners were tough but my legs felt faster and more warmed up each time up this painful institution. I can't image what they would feel like if I didn't walk any before trying to run.

Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Workout Food water
Time of Day 5:30 AM
Workout Type stairs
Weather upper 40s, dry, calm
Course Howe Street
Time 47:05
Distance 11 flights
Equipment Brooks Green Silence
Clothing shorts, Brooks Podium SS shirt, Brooks Podium LS shirt

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