The Stairs

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Henry Marczak
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The Stairs

Postby Henry Marczak » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:45 pm

We recently moved into a nice hi-raise apartment, on the 15th floor. I did the stairs up today, 2 at a time, did have me huffing and puffing, no stopping or using the handrail. Its actually only 13 floors since 1 is the main floor and they don't count the 13th.
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"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it" ~Plato

Henry Marczak
Posts: 224
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:17 pm
Last Name: Marczak
First Name: Henry
Address: London Ontario Canada
Phone: 5194576319
Location: London Ontario Canada

Re: The Stairs

Postby Henry Marczak » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:23 pm

Did the stairs again, this time from the underground parking P2, this made it 15 flights. I challenged my daughter and BF to do it and she timed it, they were behind a bit so my time was quicker than their 3 mins. My wife has now done it several times, she's shortish so 1 step at a time. Sometimes they test the fire alarms and the elevator is switched off, so one day I just may have to use the stairs after work one day.
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"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it" ~Plato

Jim
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Re: The Stairs

Postby Jim » Tue May 16, 2017 8:36 pm

Henry, that's great! I once had a doctor a few years ago I saw on the 5th floor and I could take that 2 steps at a time without getting out of breath. I haven't taken on a 15 flight run. There is a football stadium near me and I've done interval runs up and down those concrete steps, and that's about the most vigorous aerobic workout I've ever done... and I'm a lifelong runner. Now at almost 77 I can handle jogs only 2-3 times a week, intervals mostly, maybe 12 min, plus a 9' bike ride each way to the field. I can't live without running. And on other days I add Atlas exercises. Keep at it, Henry!
Jim


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