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Old 10-19-2003, 08:37 AM   #1
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Who does it and how much?(time and or floors)
I actually have a crazy idea...I'm in Taipei,Taiwan and the world's tallest building will open here in November...and I'd like to be the first ( or maybe only!) person to run up the stairs. Please do not tell me what the record is for stair running orf this is a tremendously insane goal as I think it'll be hard enough!
Give me some good workout ideas ( other than running up stairs...as I'm doing that already!)
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Old 10-19-2003, 08:44 AM   #2
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I have a link here if you want to see this building:
http://www.skyscrapers.com/re/en/wm/bu/100765/

Don't tell me it can't be done!
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Old 10-19-2003, 04:41 PM   #3
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Sean,

Unless my memory has totally failed me (that has been happening a lot lately) there used to be an organized race up the stairs at the Empire State Building or something similar. Your idea isn't uniquely strange - there are other people who have gone before you. :-)

Enjoy the "run."
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Old 10-20-2003, 02:41 AM   #4
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Problem is this is the new World's Tallest Building.
I may have bitten off more than I can chew.
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Old 10-20-2003, 09:30 AM   #5
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Are you starting in the lowest basement?

Heh. Have a fun run, walk, stagger, crawl :-P
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Old 10-20-2003, 01:54 PM   #6
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I have a friend who is a real "stud runner" who recently did it here in Chicago at the Sears Tower. He made it but said it was a kick in the nards.

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Old 10-20-2003, 09:35 PM   #7
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I guess mine will be a punch in the nards then.

Roger , thanks, I never thought of that! I think that's another 5 or 6 storeys!
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Old 10-22-2003, 06:25 AM   #8
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Sean,

It's only a building. It may be the new world's tallest and earthquake proof. But it too can be conquered. It may be tall and intimidating but it is no different than attacking a challenging WOD - just visualize it and do it.
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Old 10-22-2003, 10:13 AM   #9
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That's true. The one thing I've noticed with stair running ( along with many things fitness-related) is that it is not only fun, but invigorating to do it. Try running hard up 10 or 12 flights of stairs and see if you don't feel powerful. Try doing heavy, fast Olympic lifts in the gym whilst others curl and bench without feeling powerful.
Thank you again Gary.
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Old 10-23-2003, 07:48 AM   #10
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Five years ago I participated in a building race in Philadelphia: PNC Bank building, 35 floors up the stairs. Besides the obvious "only one hill" factor, the biggest bothersome thing was airflow, or lack of it. Outside when you run you usually have external airflow, useful both to cool you and to either hinder or help your run. In that stair well, with no airflow, and about 50 guys, the air seemed to get stuffy and (although this was probably my imagination) seems to lack oxygen. Building stairwells aren't engineered to provide air flow: in fact they are engineered to limit air flow so as to prevent fires from spreading. You may not have this problem in your attempted run if you are doing it by yourself, but in organized events it is a factor. Also: you are getting permission to do this I hope? I can't imagine you getting in there otherwise, what with terrorist concerns and such. Good luck.
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