Training For A Climb: Trek Up The Tower Omaha’s Winter Challenge

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One of the best things about winter (if that if even possible) is indoor workouts.  The best possible indoor workout are stairs…and when I say stairs, I mean lots of stairs.  On the 26th of February, 800 people will get that challenge as they slog their way up 40 flights of stairs at the First National Bank Building here in downtown Omaha.  It’s always good fun.  The link to the event site is listed below.  As of this writing, the even if full.  It sells out early each year and has become a very popular event.

I will be doing some live podcasting from the event.  You can follow all updates at http://theaverageguy.me or follow me at http://twitter.com/jcollison.

Here is a copy of my current trek/marathon schedule:

Marathon Training

Upcoming Events

Just to get you thinking about what is ahead, here are some of the upcoming events on the 2011 schedule.

February 26http://www.trekupthetower.org/Omaha’s Trek Up the Tower – FULL
March 6http://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?event=6825880b-e64c-46d7-8b2b-2aa21282ac7b.aspx1st Annual Frozen Burrito Race – New for 2011
March 12http://www.lc10k.com/info/Leprechaun Chase – St Patty’s Day 10K – 2nd Year
March 26http://www.lincolnrun.orgState Farm 10 Mile
April 2www.trailrun.digbro.com5th Annual Ni-Bthaska-K Trail Run – 12 K & 4 mile
May 1http://www.lincolnrun.org/marathon.htmLincoln Marathon & Half Marathon
May 8http://www.bellevuenebraska.com/featured-event.aspx?27Offutt Runway Run
May 15http://www.papillion.org/recreation_marathon_fun_walk.cfmPapillion Half Marathon and 10K
June 12http://www.gardentenmile.com/Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run – Colorado Springs
June 18http://www.racingunderground.com/mtevans/index.htmlMt. Evans Ascent
July 10http://www.summerroundup.com/Summer Roundup Trail Run 12K – Colorado Springs
August 20-21http://www.pikespeakmarathon.org/index.htmPikes Peak Ascent
September 25http://www.omahamarathon.com/Omaha Marathon
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