(time spent running stairs usually: 22-25 minutes, after that my legs are dead)
that went a little something like this:
20-ish minutes in. . .I'm feeling good today, I think I can make it to 30
At 30 minutes. . . Oooo I love this song, I can make it up and down 4 more times to get to 35
At 35. . . Yay 'nother great song I might as well keep going while I listen to it
At 40. . . (yea actually there was another awesome song) but I was also thinking, if I'm going to be a member of EAP, I'd better start doing some actual endurance stuff. Say what you will about 45 mins. not being endurance, but on stairs, for me. . .hell yeaah it is.
All in all it felt great :D Not only did I go longer, but I went faster than usual (for the first 30 mins. anyway, after that I was all, "just make it up without your legs collapsing underneath you, please").
Im a nut: I could
I also lose track sometimes on which set i'm on (I used to remember bc each set would take me 1:30; so I'd start with every step/ 1:30 every other/ 3:00 every step/ 4:30. . . etc., but I got faster and now I get confused. I'll take it :D) so I usually just go with every other step when I forget, that way I don't feel like i'm taking the easy way out.