...mentally than running the hill repeats with the dirt bags.
The magazine helped. The dirtbag night sounded fun (but hard)
I think you've hit higher SPM in the past... because, while this was a decent pace, I can recall reading your past step mill posts and thinking wholly F#@!
In fact, on occasion, when I've tried sustaining 110 SPM for more than a minute at a time, I've cursed you out loud... so you must have posted >or= 110 at some point :-)
It would be pretty funny if he never did that and you have been torturing yourself all this time, trying to compete. ;) But knowing CO, I'm pretty sure he did.
110 SPM sounds fast. Maybe CO is fooling us all?
Seriously, I was thinking I remember the number 110 also.
Thanks for the trust. I'm tempted to post some crazy numbers just to see if you'll believe them...
Gotta go run some 3-minute miles now.... ;)
Did a quick search for "stairmill" in my log. It seems that 115 is the magic goal to get back to (but apparently it brings "a little bit of discomfort around 17 minutes" ;)
Thursday Aug 14, 2014 »
Hiking (stairmill) 25:00  3.2 mi (7:49 / mi) +510m 5:14 / mi
Leg felt okay this morning.
Aimed for a shorter but more intense workout on the stairmill today. Hopped on and started ramping up pretty steadily. Was doing 115 steps per minute and felt a little bit of discomfort around 17 minutes, so dropped the cadence. 95 spm felt pretty easy after that.
Friday Aug 8, 2014 »
Hiking (Stairmill) 1:28:00  11.0 mi (8:00 / mi) +1860m 5:15 / mi
Average 98 steps per minute, typically 100 spm and up to 113 spm at times, with a few recoveries at 90 spm.
Thursday Jun 5, 2014 »
Hiking (Stairmill) 1:00:00  7.7 mi (7:48 / mi) +1100m 5:24 / mi
Most of the time around 100 steps/min, finished at 107. No significant issues with the leg or hip (although the hip wasn't 100% happy when I tried running a few strides on it this morning)
370 floors (~1100 m)
(of course, I have just mined the most impressive logs from the record, they weren't all like this. Thanks for indulging me.)
FB, maybe the machine at CO's work is not calibrated right.....
Those are my downstairs speeds... in an elevator.