2016 Climb For Cancer Stair Climb
The Brisbane Climb for Cancer is always a great event (albeit how short it is). Having booked this some time ago (in the optimistic Elite group), when there was early bird discount. It was tough as this weekend also had a few other competing events. Like the Brisbane Trail Marathon or some other private events. Training leading up to this, was minimal - main my Mt Coot-tha trail runs and the very rare stair case. The night before was also a bit bigger than expected - 6? or so beers and getting to bed sometime past midnight probably didn't help. After riding to the event, and pretty much getting there right on time. I was off before I knew it. Mentally this was one of the toughest - I managed to run doubles for the first 10 floors, then fastish for the next 27 floors. I was not so concerned about my time - as I knew it was going to be terrible - I didn't even turn on my faithful garmin time trial. Finishing felt ok. Happy to do a quick loop around - getting the obligatory photo - and trekked home. Sorta wish I started longer as the climb for cancer team had put so much effort into this great event - but my head was not in it this year. A couple of days later - the official times came out. I was 7 seconds (6min 47 secs) slower than last year. I was expecting ALOT slower. All good, and may try to prepare better for next year!