10 January 2014

Howe Street stairs

First of all - YES.

I took the day off from work today - just for me. The original plan was to go skiing but that didn't work out. Whatever. Time for plan B.

Not wanting to risk two back-to-back running days but wanting to keep this streak of leg activities alive I hit the Howe Street stairs resolved to put in one solid hour if my knee held up.

Well it did! And knowing that I can usually get in 17 flights in one hour, when the hour came and went I kept right on going shooting for 20 flights. With what I thought was two flights to go I glanced at my watch and figured I was either going a little faster than normal or I was going to end up one flight short of 20 so I threw I  one more trip up the stairs. Turns out I was going just a little faster than normal and I ended up doing 21 flights. Gotta love it when that happens. I believe this is more than I have ever done. Ever.

My legs are wasted. And my knee is pain free! I can hardly believe it.

Heading down the stairs the last two times I even sped up a little just to test my knee and it held up fine. Happy Friday to me.

Looking at my GPS file my pace was incredibly consistent and I went about as fast as I could without slowing down at the end. I seem to recall that I usually go around 3:45/flight so this pace is super.

When you are on the stairs for this long you see individuals and groups come and go. It's really cool that so many people show up here to exercise! I like the company. There was even one man/woman couple who must have been in their early 70s who did at least three flights and a couple of men in their late 60s or early 70s who did at least four. Awesome. And so inspirational.

Sleep 7
Waking HR  
Body Weight 12:30 PM - 183 lb.
Body Fat 7
Workout Food large bottle w/2 scoops HEED
Time of Day 10:30 AM
Workout Type  
Weather upper 40s, dry, some wind
Course Howe Street stairs
Time 1:13:52
Distance 3.6 miles (21 flights)
Pace 3:31/flight
Equipment Brooks Glycerin 11, Garmin Fenix
Clothing Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Brooks Podium LS shirt, Brooks Podium SS shirt

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