28 April 2013

Howe Street stairs


I was dragging a bit this morning but slowly got it in my head that I wanted to exercise on the Howe Street stairs so I went upstairs to tell Shelley and turns out she needed the car in two hours. Time's a wastin'!

I was hoping to get in a solid hour today and I managed it. At first my legs were pretty lethargic and heavy from yesterday but after four flights I was in the grove and kept it super steady all the way to the end. In fact, looking at my GPS data below it seems I went faster today than I ever have in recent memory? By just a couple of seconds per flight anyway.

As a bonus I saw my friend Thom Wagner on the stairs! Turns out he had gone to our gym which is supposed to open at 8:00 AM but the host was late. Undaunted he turned to Plan B and came out to play on Howe Street. Way to go Thom.

Today I was hitting it 'pane e acqua' as they say in professional bike racing. What that meant for me today is I was venturing out without music. I know! But it was actually a pretty good call. I did look at my watch a bit too much but it was nice not to have the same old mix blaring in my ears for a change.

Usually when I say I have drunk a large bottle during this workout I don't really quite finish it but today I did drain it all the way. I think that is a good thing. I think in general I need to hydrate more when I exercise and when I'm not exercising.

Sleep 7
Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Breakfast 7:45 AM - PowerBar Energy Blasts
Workout Food large bottle w/2 scoops HEED
Time of Day 8:30 AM
Workout Type intervals
Weather 50, cloudy, dry, calm
Course Howe Street
Time 1:01:58
Distance 17 flights (2.7 miles)
Pace 3:39/flight
Equipment Brooks Launch, Garmin fenix
Clothing Teko organic SIN3RGI Light Minicrew, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Patagonia Capilene 1 Silkweight Stretch T-Shirt, Brooks Podium LS shirt
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