Saturday morning I was up and on my way down to the OneAmerica Building to do the annual Bop to the Top stair run. My time was early and I warmed up as soon as I got there. I went up at 8:40 and in total it took me 10 min's or so. It was 36 floors which isn't crazy hard you would think, but by the time I hit the 16th floor my heart was pounding so hard and my breathing was uncontrollable. I had to stop at the end of every other floor or so to try and slow my breathing down. It didn't help. After I finished my throat and chest hurt so bad, like the worst case of bronchitis you ever could imagine. I continued to cough and cough for the next two days. The narrow stairwell is dry and hot. Well that's a one and done thing. I have zero interest in climbing stairs like this again. My lungs just can't take it. I've done 10 Ironman triathlons and I can't say I've ever had such pains in my chest from breathing so hard..ever!
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