My workout buddies heading towards the stairs....
All winter long we've been working out together and every now and then we have little competitions. As you can imagine I usually win, but over the course of the winter I've managed to rack up a debt to Jason of four coffees. Expensive coffees, like mochas with extra shots and stuff.
Anyways, right before Yankee I decided that it would be a good idea to challenge Jason to a sprint up the stairs for double or nothing. The deal was that he would give me a big head start and if I could make it to the top before him then my debt would be wiped clean. However, if Jason beat me to the top I would then owe him eight coffees. I wish I could go back in time because I'm not sure what I was thinking. I think that it had something to do with me having an advantage the day after Yankee since he would be tired (from racing). I guess I should have factored in the fact that I would also be tired, and the fact that I was doing 22 extra miles then him. Also, sometimes I get really whacked out when lifting weights and I think I was really whacked out that day.
As I headed out the door Scott tried to reason with me with something along the line like, "Jason is a sprinter and you are not...you will not win." Of course I didn't listen :-)
That's me doing warm-up stretches down there. Actually there's nothing stretchy about it. It's just the pose I always do anytime I'm about to do a run. Weird.
These pictures make it look close but I think I got beat by about two flights of stairs. Crap!
Yeah, so now I have a huge coffee debt and I can't even complain about it since the bet was my idea in the first place. Let me tell you...those stairs are EVIL!!! Especially if you don't do them on a regular basis. I couldn't even make it up an entire flight once without coming to a complete stop.
Hmmmm....how can I blame this on my rigid fork? Well, technically it was hard to run because my arms WERE sore :-)
Gareth also had a rough day at the stairs. He was in this position for the majority of our workout...
Now I just need to come up with a better bet that is more on the endurance side of things!