I think I had some inner demons to work out today as I was on a roll and just kept going.
At first I just wanted to get in a solid 30 minutes and then I figured why not go for 40 and then I figured why not just round up and try for 60. I did it. I started to feel my left knee with about three flights to go but it never hurt so I finished up the workout.
I walked all the flights today, two steps at a time at a brisk pace with no fucking around at the top or bottom. And I carried a water bottle the whole time to further 'enhance efficiency' (or whatever).
All day I was worried that my IT band would flare up but it didn't and walking home from the bus actually seemed to make everything feel better.
Looking at my mile splits (which is only so accurate when doing stairs I know), my pace was super consistent and I did not slow down.
|Workout Food||stairs - large bottle w/2 scoops HEED|
|Time of Day||stairs - 5:20 AM|
|Weather||stairs - 50, dry, calm|
|Course||stairs - Howe Street|
|Time||stairs - 1:02:31|
|Distance||stairs - 2.9 miles (17 flights)|
|Pace||stairs - 3:40/flight|
|Equipment||stairs - Brooks Launch, Garmin Fenix|