After realizing that it is still SO easy to overdo it when it comes to impact activities last Saturday I rested up and went back out to try these stairs one more time. Thank goodness today was much better.
Today was also the first day of stairs with Jim Kodjababian who has been my training partner here for the last umpteen winters. We always start in November, add one flight per week and stop when we hit 15 which is usually sometime in February as we invariably miss one week (and sometimes two) because of the holidays.
As always, we started the 'stair season' with four flights. alternating walking one flight two steps at a time and running one flight two steps at a time.
Just like last winter I managed to show up early and sneak in six walking flights prior to hooking up with Jim to make this a more substantial workout. Today was my first time running these since last winter and holy cow does that spike your heart rate...
Training partners are good to have.
My ride to and from work was fine. Actually, riding home I felt awesome! One of those days when your legs just feel excellent. And it was a beautiful fall afternoon. Good times.
|Workout Food||stairs - large bottle w/2 scoops HEED|
commute - water
|Time of Day||stairs - 5:40 AM|
|Weather||stairs - 50, dry, calm|
|Course||stairs - Howe Street|
|Time||stairs - 41:24|
|Distance||stairs - 1.8 miles (10 flights)|
|Equipment||stairs - Brooks Launch, Garmin Fenix|
commute - Raleigh Mojave 8.0, Garmin Edge 500