Gosh, it's been a while. But fall is here and for as many years as I can remember that means Howe Street stairs time.
Yesterday I got an email from my good friend Jim Kodjababian - who I have been doing these stair workouts with for years - telling me, "It's time." So I figured today I would take them for a test drive so to speak in hopes that next week when I hook up with Jim I don't suffer a heart attack. I passed, and so did my IT band thank goodness.
I managed 10 flights. After about four I kept expecting my left knee to complain but it didn't so I just kept on going. I was just walking them today but that was still big progress for me. here's hoping I can manage a runner or two next week.
At lunch I opted for the elliptical trainer instead of the bicycle or treadmill to try and take it easy on my knee. I think I accomplished that but I was pretty tired from yesterday and this morning so got off to a slow start. Eventually I warmed up and managed to finish at a reasonable pace.
On my ride home I did feel my left knee a little. No outright pain but obviously the accumulation of work is enough to make my IT band complain. Tomorrow will be an easier day. Which is sounding pretty good right now anyway.
|Body Weight||12:00 PM - 182 lb.|
|Workout Food||stairs - small bottle w/1 scoop HEED|
commute - water
|Time of Day||stairs - 6:00 AM|
cardio - 12:00 PM
|Weather||stairs - upper 30s, dry, calm|
|Time||stairs - 37:42|
|Distance||stairs - 1.6 miles|
|Pace||stairs - 3:46/flight|
|Equipment||stairs - Brooks Launch, Garmin Fenix|
|Clothing||stairs - Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Craft long sleeve undershirt, Brooks Podium LS shirt, Patagonia Capilene gloves, Patagonia Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Beanie|