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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:26 pm 
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I start training for this today. It is a "race" up a 38 story building in downtown Cleveland (Erieview Tower); 646 stairs; 1500+ people. Should be uber fun!

Tackle the Tower!

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Racing up a building? No thank you!

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I take the express elevator.

S, eriouslythough, 1500 people in a stairwell? How is that safe or competitive? You're talking shoulder to shoulder, there, if there's any kind of pack at all...

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They usually do a staggered start, I believe. Probably takes all day.

I've always wanted to do one of these, actually. But I don't think my knees would be terribly happy afterwards. Like, for a few years. :)

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Aethien wrote:
They usually do a staggered start, I believe. Probably takes all day.

Kaffis: ^ This

You should come down, it isn't a race per se and you can go at your own pace.

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Stairs are a ****' *****! I can do 5 minutes @ 78 stairs per minute for a total of 390 + the 20 or so steps it took me to figure out how the damn machine worked = ~410 out of 646 needed.

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I could run up maybe 3 flights, then I would need CPR, I need flat surfaces...

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Kirra wrote:
I could run up maybe 3 flights, then I would need CPR, I need flat surfaces...

Good thing you live in the MidWest. Lots of flat surfaces around.

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Up to 498 in six minutes now :)

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572 in 6.5 minutes now :)

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@ 9:55:20 AM tomorrow I start. I am crazy nervous about this.

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Hmm, no update post. Hopefully Hopwin survived the experience...


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Lol yes, I did bad but finished. I sprinted up the first 15 flights and got dizzy so I stopped for a minute and had to put my head between my knees.

Highlight of the day, old lady repeatedly asking my friends, "Is he ok? Should we get the EMTs?"

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Haha! Sounds like you had a great time. Well, at least in retrospect, I'm sure.

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Good to hear you did this! I'm getting ready for a Spartan Race in a few months. Should be fun.

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Good luck Dash!

I learned: Your lungs can HURT, not ache, not burn, but HURT.

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This year I get to start @ 9:42 AM :D

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Oh the pain.....

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Last year 14:02
This year 8:06

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You should have done it twice! :p


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Well done, man.

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