What a difference two years makes! Today my time was 18:26. I did stop to rest two or three times in the first 15 floors, but after that I just kept walking. I think I passed more people than the number that passed me. My time was not remarkable or anything as the winning times are less than 10 minutes (I think this year it was just over 6 minutes)....but for me, I am very happy with this improvement. It also is good because in 2012 we were practicing downtown in a 22 floor building and this year I didn't even get to Red Rocks to climb.
So, now I have a mark to beat next year. I plan on continuing this climb as long as I can.
Tomorrow is a rest day. I am trying the whole rest thing. I do try to be as active as I can be on these days...lots of walking and standing but my heart rate remains below zone 1.