I've been going to the high school track every day to walk and today I conquered the stadium stairs after doing 2 miles around the track.
I was with a friend and we ran, weaving up and down each staircase and across the sections twice, for a total of 20 sets of stairs.
It took us 7 minutes and I could definitely feel the burn when I was done. Next time we are going to try for 3 times in 10 minutes, and I eventually want to do them 4 times without stopping.
Stairs are such a good workout, I calculated on livestrong how many cal/hr I burn running stairs and it's a whopping 1060 calories per hour. Just walking up and down the stairs I could burn 570 calories an hour. Good to know since we live in a split level house and I feel like I am constantly going up and down the stairs some days. :)