Monday, May 16, 2011
I have been surfing for hours trying to find a 5K or something else to start with for a first run.
That was not easy! I could only find 3 races in our area;
a marathon (definitely not for me)
a triathlon (wonīt even comment on that one)
AND WHAT I AM CONSIDERING:
a stair climbing race - why not?!
I use to race stairs all the time at work at the hospital in Sweden, but that was only 15 floors - this race will be in a hotel with 53 floors and almost 1 000 steps.
A BIG difference! But crazy as I am I really like climbing stairs and has always raced them to get up before the ones taking the lift.
The question I canīt seem to find an answer to now is:
where can I get ready for this monster stair?
I donīt know any stairs in- or out door that are high enough to train in. We do have a flight of stairs right outside here but I need to go UP ONLY for a long time and not having to rest while running down between every race up again.
My husband told me "canīt I go to the hotel and ask if I can train there", but that feels rather embarrassing.
When I looked at the results from last year the winner got up in 4 minutes!
Better forget that one too...