My work sponsored the Iron Maori event in the Hawkes Bay this year and we ended up putting two teams into the event. I was asked if I wanted to do the run which I agreed to back at the start of the year, true to form I didn’t train at all for it.
The run was Quarter Marathon distance which is 10.5km and I know that I can manage a 10km without training without too many issues as I’ve done it a number of times before, although generally not in a race!
We were in Sydney for a week before the run on a short holiday (blog post to come!) so I decided to do a short run while I was there just to get the legs moving and to minimise any pain that I would feel after the Quarter Marathon as my Powerlifting Competition is today (1 week after the Iron Maori Quarter Marathon) and generally I get REALLY tight calves when I go on a long run for the first time.