Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Empire State Building Run - 16:07

Net Time: 16:07
Rank: 74

This morning, I de'veed my empire state building experience by running up 86 flights of stairs. I honestly don't remember when was the last time I've been to the empire state building. Think Moz, think! I'm thinking maybe...hmmmmm when I was 5 years old coming into this country via Golden Venture? Overall- what a great race. I never thought I would have a great time/workout on this "race" as I have cancelled my application last year thinking to myself "what is the point of this race?" & "what's so fun going up 86 flights when I can do the same deal on the stairmaster?" Luckily after some coaxin' from friends and my pops, I decided to apply. Lo and behold I got in on my first try.

I really had no expectations for this Run-up, but browsed atlast year results and felt like under 18 was doable. I was placed on the last heat and the first flight was mostly just pushing and shoving. Basically from flights 1-20, it was like a death march because theres literally no wiggle room to shimmy out of the crowd. The entropy of runners did not happen until flight 25. I was really rattled on flight 26 when a guy kept breathing to the highest decibel. Seriously, chillax man!
By flight 70, I was ready to be done with the race because my quads....man damn those quads and calves...they were killing me! Until flight 86, I crossed the line and finished outside the empire state run at a time of 16:07. I really don't have a gauge on that performance but overall, it was a great workout. Although I've been hampered with hip and IT issues, I honestly think the 10 mile run from last nite's Monday Nite with TRD really loosened me up.

There has been a bit of a hiccup on the results as it took longer than usual to be posted. If there's any consolation, I've finally beat my buddy K in a race. HAHAHAH SUCKER! (jk) Seriously i highly doubt K gives a shyt since he'll dust wongster and my marathon time at any given day.

After the race, met up with my posse and hopefully we all will apply and be accepted to this race for 2010. One more random note, I've reunited with my old AP Lit classmate, J from BAAAHHHSTON. Holla!



Blogger Oliver said...

Good job! Maybe one day you'll be running up the tallest building in the world which is in Dubai, over 200 stories.

1:21 PM  
Blogger rundangerously said...

great job! how'd you like the snow on the roof :D

4:12 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Wow! That's pretty crazy! Is that the evolution of a runner; first start with a road race, then marathons and ultramarathons, and then run anything?

6:05 PM  
Blogger Sassy Molassy said...

Good points on running diff distances on my BQ post. ANd, I'm impressed you did the Empire State Run. Sounds so fun! I read about it a year or so ago in Runner's World and was intrigued. Good work!

12:54 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

nice job! i just heard of this race this year and it sure sounds interesting. you were lucky to get in! i can't imagine how dead your legs would feel after all those stairs, and just 2 weeks after a marathon.

6:01 PM  

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