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Old 06-15-05, 10:31 AM   #1
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So I work on this corporate campus out in the boonies. It's really nice. There is a walking trail that winds around the property. I had been walking on the trail during lunch hours for about a half hour a day just to burn some calories, but with the summer heat setting in, that started getting too sweaty. So I came up with a new regimen.

The campus has six buildings that are all connected. Each is four stories and has a stairwell at each end. I start at the first floor at one end of the first building, run the stairs up to the fourth floor, traverse the floor to the opposite stairwell, then walk the stairs down to the first floor. Then I walk over to the next building, and repeat. When I reach the ground floor in the last building, I turn around and come back the same way.

I just did the full circuit for the first time today. The entire journey took about half an hour, and my HR reached pretty high at the top of some of these stairwells. These buildings have 13-foot ceilings, so each flight of stairs is about 1-1/2 times the length of a standard residential staircase. Measured in those terms, it's 54 flights of stairs up and 54 down for the round trip.

Anyone else have an unusual lunchtime workout routine?

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Old 06-15-05, 11:04 AM   #2
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You so crazy.

Twice a week I pop over to the gym at lunch. About five minutes to walk there, 30-40 minutes lifting weights. Once a week I try to meander down to the food co-op, with lots of healthy food and fresh produce, it's a 15 minute walk each way and I come back laden with groceries on the return trip. The rest of the time I either stretch my legs with one lap around the building, or just veg in front of my computer for the hour.
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Old 06-16-05, 07:11 AM   #3
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I usually walk with my wife. She happens to work at the company across the street from mine, so we meet during lunch and weather permitting, take a walk either downtown or at the local park nearby. No big walk, usually break a bit of a sweat, and finish up 45 minutes later.
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