An update as to what I / we have been up to ...
so every Monday Wednesday Friday we sprint up 72 flights of stairs. 9 floors , 18 flights , elevator back down to the bottom ( running DOWN stairs is for wimps and u fall down and break things with jelly legs.)
Every month we add 9 more floors to our run.
Feb - 9 floors x 4 = 72 flights of stairs.
March - 9 floors x 5 = 90 flights of stairs.
and so on..
Mondays are Legs, so we do 3 sets of something like the following after the stair sprint...
Lunges ( distance )
pushups ( 30 )
jump ups ( 30 )
situps 20, 20 , 20
so legs, arms, legs, abs x3 / stretches
Wednesday we do arms , so - arms, legs, arms, abs x 3 / stretches
Friday we do abs, so - abs, abs, abs, legs, abs, arms x 3 / stretches
I am really finding that the stair running is kicking my ass more than almost everything Shawn threw at us back in the day. The feeling you get in your arms from doing too many pushups, that happens to my legs. They SUCK. If we are going to be running up mount St. Louis moonstone all day though, I think everyone should look into some stair climbing.
Also for fun...
- Big Ben, England – 632 steps, 42 flights
- CN Tower, Toronto, Canada – 3,500 steps, 233 flights
- Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania – 38,680 steps, 2,578 flights
- Mount Everest, Nepal – 58,070 steps, 3,871 flights