I just registered for this winter’s Hustle Up the Hancock race. The race is 94 flights (1632 stairs) up the Hancock building in Chicago. The race is a fundraiser for the Respiratory Health Association in Chicago. I already usually take the stairs instead of the elevator and I commute by bike so I think my base is okay, but climbing specific training starts next week. I expect to do a lot of training on the actual stairs (fortunately I work in a building with a 300 stair long stairwell) and stairmill; I’m also planning on working some lifting in to increase my upper body strength (I’ve heard it’s helpful to pull yourself up the railings), yoga, and swimming. In the past my biggest issue has been pushing myself to train so I’m hoping mapping out a training plan for this race will help out. Let me know if you have any suggestions!