In two weeks I'm going to take part in a stair climbing (tower running) race. It involves climbing 35 floors / 700 stairs.
I've never done something like this and I'm not sure on what to expect in terms of difficulty or total time.
For example, as an intermediate runner, I knew what to expect after going from 10k races to half-marathons in terms of required effort and finishing times. But for this event, I'm going in totally blind, with no idea on how to pace myself.
Should someone who runs regularly and can go for one hour / 10 kilometers without difficulty be "safe" from injuries and capable of handling the effort?
The only piece of information I found was on the race's site, where they had a registration form for competitive runners. If you expected to finish the 35 floors climb in less than 4:30 minutes, you had to provide a race result to prove you can run 10 km in less than 40 minutes.
I'm not asking about my particular number of floors (though it would be helpful) but more generally, on how running experience translates to stair climbing.