Aon Center – Chicago – January 29, 2012
As far as Aon went, I didn’t really put any pressure or expectations on myself but I had a certain goal time I wanted to hit. 11:23 – it just kinda came to me one day so figured I’d go with it. Last year I had a sub-par climb at this race and only hit like 13:00 but a few weeks later at Hancock (which is about the same exact height and finishing times) I hit a 12:34 so knew I had to be faster than that especially since I’d been creaming my workouts in the stairwell. It also seemed as though people tended to be 3:00 slower at Aon than they were at LaSalle, I hit like 7:55 at LaSalle so figured even if I blew up, I had to go under 12:00.
I brewed some Brazilian coffee then Brady and I were headed to the city. We got there a little before 7:00 but had to drive around the building several times trying to find the dang parking garage. We parked and heading inside. All of a sudden, it was already 7:40 and I still needed to warm up! I started doing laps back and forth in the hallway, weaving in and out of people. At about 7:45, I headed upstairs and hopped around with Brady in another hallway.
I just put in the work, that’s why I’m faster! :)