16 April 2013

Howe Street stairs | bike commute

After a not-so-severe weekend and a relatively easy day yesterday I was hoping I would have the motivation to go a little longer on the Howe Street stairs today and I did. Just barely though.

Lately I have been pulling the ripcord at 45 minutes and today my goal was a solid hour. I tried hard to avoid looking at my watch for as long as possible and when I finally did it said I had done 40 minutes. Whew. Still, funny how long 20 minutes (5-6 flights depending on how fast you are going) can take. In the end I got it done and was breathing good and hard at the top of the last flight.

Today is another day of alternating walking and running stairs! I think this is my third day of running them? Progress baby. And my pace is ROCK solid, no slowing down at the end at all.

My rides felt okay but boy do I need a massage... my legs are tight like guitar strings. I took a new route home - I believe it is the most direct route there is. And it's always fun to explore.

I am bummed about my weight. Stress at work and in life is affecting me and I am a HUGE stress eater. Combine that with having less time to exercise and what had been a pretty regular lunch workout has gone by the wayside recently. Oh yeah, and then there is the extra wine and beer I'm consuming. I blame that on stress too. As long as I can displace blame I can wallow comfortably in my self pity. Still, damn...

Sleep 6
Waking HR  
Body Weight 7:30 AM - 185 lb.
Body Fat 7
Breakfast 7:00 AM - Smoothie 2.0
Workout Food stairs - large bottle w/2 scoops HEED
commute - water
Time of Day stairs - 5:30 AM
Workout Type strength, intervals
Weather stairs - 40, dry, calm, partly cloudy
Course stairs - Howe Street
Time stairs - 1:00
Distance stairs - 16 flights (2.7 miles)
Pace stairs - 3:45/flight
Equipment stairs - Brooks Launch, Garmin fenix
commute - Raleigh Mojave 8.0, Garmin Edge 500
Clothing stairs - Teko organic SIN3RGI Light Minicrew, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Patagonia Capilene 1 Silkweight Stretch T-Shirt, long sleeve Polypropylene shirt
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