NTUC 10km and 33 Storey Tower Climb
Yesterday was my first race of the year 2011, it was not fantastic neither it was fantastic, as usual I will not rant on the 10km distance but I want to share with you guys the feeling of running up a 33storey building stair well, I have to admit it is not easy but with proper anaerobic coupled with some speed training you should be able to fly up the 33 storey pretty easy. Its all in the training, also It was also my first vertical climb. I took 20min just to complete the climb which means , it took about 1min 30sec for each storey.
In my experience here come the “BEST” part of the climb, the staircase is meant for maybe 2 middle size person to walk and the steps was as big as a foot and not a inch bigger, the steepness of the stairwell was uneven, I can’t complain as I was walking behind people all the time. Oh if you want to know how people die of suffocation feels like try joining this race next year. *caution* if you are claustrophobic do not participate in this event (I REPEAT DO NOT JOIN) you will be the first to run out!! So yeah .. running up the stairs with little or no oxygen and competing with about another 30person at a time climbing *or rather walking up.. is crazy.
I will not join another vertical event unless I recce the area for the staircase width and air circulation, yesterday was bad !! despite all my complains and everything, we still made it to the top. Some beautiful picture from the top of the tower
( Me Gasping for AIR on top of the tower )
On Top of the OMB tower
The Tower from the bottom! and those gang signage is not from me !
Till the next race.. Hasta La Vista BabY !!