Heh heh ... my condo is in that picture!
another way to experience the height first hand is to take the stairs, or do the hustle up the hancock (the marathon of stair climbs)
i did it a few years in a row. it was great until my throat started tasting like blood at about flight 45. that was gross. i did make it up in just over 18 minutes though.
Oh wow! i've wanted to do the hanock hustle... but when i wanted to sign up, they were all filled up. But that was many years ago. When do they have it? Like in February? Why does that month stick out in my head?
they have something at my gym about that, i think. people get together and do it in a team.
i'm almost 6 feet tall.
yeah its in february every year and you can do it as a team or on your own.
it raises money for the american lung association.
1,000 foot vertical climb
So your 18-minute time yielded:
90.666 stairs per minute
1.5 stairs per second
5.2 flights per minute
Did you skip every other step? Or did your feet touch every step?
Is it one big long staircase? Or are there parts where you have walk a bit horizontally on the floor to get to the next staircase?
this was last year, at the time i was playing indoor soccer twice a week -before i tore my ACL and lateral miniscus :( sad times
so i was in fairly good shape, my foot touched every step, i tried skipping every other step, i lasted about 3 flights that way. its very tiring
one flight was sort of like this:
two sets of stairs that switched back and forth with a little platform inbetween.
my dad skips every other step and finishes in crazy time, like 15:15
the record is under 10 minutes!
which would be an all out sprint.
oh dear, my flight of stairs did not turn out, but you get the idear
I added some pre tags to your post, your little ascii stairs would show up correctly. : )
Gosh, it would be tough to predict your time by training, because where in the world can you train on a set of stairs that are 94 stories tall?
Can you just go inside the Hancock and run up their stairs? Or the Sears Tower? Or the Aon Center? Otherwise, you'd be limited to training on a building that has like 24 stories. But then what about that 42nd floor where you start tasting blood? : - > (that's a dracula smily)
Then again, the Sears Tower stairs and Aon Center's stairs are certainly different that the Hancock's.
And the thing about the stepmaster at the gym, it's got only like three stairs at once. I wish the stepmaster had like 15 stairs. It would make for one MONSTER machine, but then you can really run up the stairs more for real. But i still like the stairmaster. And the moonwalker. And the stepper machine. Now i just want my gym to get a big gerbil ball to run inside. Or maybe even one of those gerbil wheels that are made of metal and squeak.