February 26, 2011 – It was another early AM wake up and arrival at the First National Bank Tower in Omaha Nebraska for the 5th Annual Trek up the Tower vertical stair race. Strait up 40 flights of stairs, it’s not just a physical challenge, but a huge mental one as well. I was able to record most of it with some audio and video coverage over at http://theaverageguy.me.
I ran this year’s race with Jamie Eikmeier pushing me up the stairs (I now recommend you do the race with a training partner) and finished 10 seconds faster than last year. We made an attempt to shoot some video while heading up the stairs but the recording failed. I think that might have slowed me down a bit. Maybe my sub 7 will come next year?
Gallup fielded over 60 people for this race. Congratulations to Ryan Wolf and Jamie Eikmeier for getting another record turn
out from the Omaha Campus!
Just to get you thinking about what is ahead, here are some of the upcoming events on the 2011 schedule.
|March 6||http://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?event=6825880b-e64c-46d7-8b2b-2aa21282ac7b.aspx||1st Annual Frozen Burrito Race – New for 2011|
|March 12||http://www.lc10k.com/info/||Leprechaun Chase – St Patty’s Day 10K – 2nd Year|
|March 26||http://www.lincolnrun.org||State Farm 10 Mile, Lincoln NE|
|April 2||www.trailrun.digbro.com||5th Annual Ni-Bthaska-K Trail Run – 12 K & 4 mile|
|April 16||http://www.active.com/running/eagle-ne/eagle-fun-run-3rd-annual-2011||Eagle Fun Run – 3rd Annual, Eagle NE|
|May 1||http://www.lincolnrun.org/marathon.htm||Lincoln Marathon & Half Marathon|
|May 8||http://www.bellevuenebraska.com/featured-event.aspx?27||Offutt Runway Run, Bellevue NE|
|May 15||http://www.papillion.org/recreation_marathon_fun_walk.cfm||Papillion Half Marathon and 10K|
|June 12||http://www.gardentenmile.com/||Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run – Colorado Springs|
|June 18||http://www.racingunderground.com/mtevans/index.html||Mt. Evans Ascent|
|July 10||http://www.summerroundup.com/||Summer Roundup Trail Run 12K – Colorado Springs|
|August 20-21||http://www.pikespeakmarathon.org/index.htm||Pikes Peak Ascent|
|September 25||http://www.omahamarathon.com/||Omaha Marathon|