Saturday, October 30, 2021

staircase, differently

This past Thursday, I did my stair work a bit differently, heading outside to the Yangjae Creek stairs for the first time in long time. I did seven of the creek's staircases. Six of them have 70-some steps; the last one has 82 steps. That's roughly [(70 × 6) + 82], or 502 steps. 

How does that compare to doing my apartment building's staircase from B1 to the 26th floor? Well, from the 5th floor to the top, that's 18 steps per floor (9 × 2), or 22 × 18 = 396 steps. From B1 to the 5th floor, though, it's a bit weird. We have to go floor-by-floor. From B1 to 1 is 36 steps (9 × 4). From 1 to 2, and from 2 to 3, it's 27 steps each (9 × 3), so 54 total. From 3 to 4, it's 32 steps (8 × 4), and from 4 to 5 is the most intense at 40 steps (10 × 4). That means 36 + 54 + 32 + 40 = 162 steps. 396 + 162 = 558 steps. So I guess I need to add one more staircase to my Yangjae Creek workout.

The creekside workout is admittedly easier, given that it's about 100-200 meters between staircases. But it's a nice change of pace from the drudgery of doing the indoors staircase all the time. So I'll be including the creekside workout as part of my stairs work from now on. Plus, the extra steps between staircases will add to my regular walk time. No harm in that.

1 comment:

John Mac said...

Hell, yes! I can go a lot further with outdoor distractions than I ever could on a treadmill. Seems healthier somehow to do the stair work outside too. Mixing it up some is definitely a good plan.