Thursday, February 24, 2011

6 mile morning run from Coach Karl

I got in an easy 6 this morning, and I am talking EASY. No watch just up to 70th and back and around the neighborhood. It is in the low 30s in the morning and I am ready for some warmer temperatures.

The big news is that I passed the USATF Level 1 Coaching Exam with a 94%. I guess they send me some sort of certificate, and when I get my website up and running I will be offering coaching services and training plans for HS track/cross country runners to ultramarathoners to first time runners. I am hoping to have it up in the next 2 months.

My Ultimate Climber Challenge in Minneapolis, MN is this Saturday. Thanks to all who sponsored me with a pledge to the American Lung Association. If you haven't and would still like to, here is the link to my pledge page.

Check back on Saturday afternoon for a full recap and pictures. See how many times I can scale a 30 story building in an hour.
The winner of the Empire State Building Run-up completed 86 floors in 10 minutes 10 seconds. I figure I should be able to do a third of that in the same time (30 floors in 10 minutes) right? I really have no idea. I know I will get slower but I do have rest time down the elevator. 30 floors in 10 minutes would be 3 floors per minute. That doesn't seem too fast to me. They state in the instructions that the average climb takes 15 minutes. Place your bets in the comment section. How many times will Karl scale the Accenture Tower (30 floors) in one hour? Also, how fast will Karl be on his first climb to the top?


Chuck said...

Congratulations of passing your USATF Level 1 Coaching Exam. I believe that you are going to be an outstanding coach!

Best wishes on your Ultimate Climber Challenge. Have fun on your vacation.

Daniel said...

I think you have 4-floors-per-minute talent. At least.

So if my math is correct, you will average 7.5 minutes on your ascent. If your elevator takes about 1 minute to return you to the bottom (a guess), your "lap" should be 8.5 min. Divided into a 60 min race should put you at just over 7 trips up. I think if you are close to it, you'll really go for it, so 7 is my official guess.

First trip up: 7 min. Go for it!

Karl Stutelberg said...

It is chip timed and I will run over a mat at the top so that my elevator time does not count towards my over all time. Does this change your guess? You can make a second prediction if you like.

r2cpsub3 said...

Karl, I predict 5 building ascents in one hour. I think your quads will have had enough by then. 8 min for your first time up.