I searched the forums and only found one other post on the subject so, I figured I would start a new one. The last couple of years I have slowly gotten into Tower Running with a couple of friends, I have climbed the U.S. bank in Los Angeles twice (73 stories). My first time at it I finished in 31 min, second time I finished in 22 Min.
Both times I never really did any type of conditioning work I just added a bit more cardio in addition to my weight lifting. Now I want to really focus on this type of training, having never trained for max conditioning I really need help. There is no info. on training for this and the top climbers never want to give you their secrets. Most people I have talked to usually say just run alot of stairs, go for long runs and add in some push ups, bw squats and pull-ups.
These are the same people that finish in 25-30 min. Most of them say you need endurance but since the top climbers finish in 10-12 min record was 9:30 min, I believe it has more to do with conditioning and sheer will power because the last 25 stories or so for me were fucking brutal. So does anyone have any ideas on a weekly schedule that will help me achieve elite staus?
From my experiences I believe that to be the best one needs great coniditoning, lower body strength and also pulling strength (most climbers use the railing to assist them while climbing).