11 February 2014

Howe Street stairs | bike commute

Yes! Today was the last official day of stair workouts. Jim Kodjababian and I have been doing these together every winter for as many years as I can remember and it's not getting any easier but having him there sure makes it bearable and gives me huge incentive to show up week after week.

Every year we start with five flights and add one flight per week until we hit 15. The last couple of years as my focus has turned to running I have tried to show up a bit early and get in some 'warm-up' flights before Jim shows up (usually five) and so today I did 20 flights. No need to stick a fork in my legs. They are done.

While I was at work it started pouring rain so I called Shelley and got a ride home...! I am soft.

Jim absolutely killed it on our very last flight. I was dropped instantly and only just caught him as we crossed Broadway. God that was hard.

I mentioned yesterday that I was drinking too much alcohol and I felt so much better today after not drinking that I'm going to go dry for a week and see if that's hard to do. If it is I might want to reconsider my habits.

Sleep 7
Waking HR  
Body Weight 7:15 AM - 180 lb.
Body Fat  
Workout Food stairs - large bottle w/2 scoops HEED
Time of Day stairs - 5:40 AM
Workout Type  
Weather mid 40s, dry, calm
Course stairs - Howe Street
Time stairs - 1:31
Distance stairs - 3.5 miles (20 flights)
Equipment stairs - Brooks Glycerin 11, Garmin Fenix
commute - Raleigh Mojave 8.0, Garmin Edge 500

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