At first I thought of writing about what is so exciting about the 2011 Corregidor International Half-Marathon, but this post says it much better.
So instead I decided to write about what I am most FEARFUL about the CIHM.
1. The Ferry ride. I get seasick easily. Will I snap out of the motion sickness before the gun start? Or will I be queasy when I hit the road?.
2. The heat. The race starts at 8:00 am, which means I will still be pounding the road at 10:00 am. I have never run any race at that hour. Will the heat and humdity affect me?
3. The route. The route is a combination of uphills and trails. I’ve seen the uphills in Corregidor and they are steep. And I’ve never done a trail run before.
4. The return ride. This isn’t a rehash of #1, but I heard that the organizers are forcing the participants to take the 5:30 pm return ferry instead of the earlier 2:30 pm schedule. I’ve always been dead-tired after a half-marathon and after a long and arduous run I look forward to a scrumptious meal, a cold shower, and a comfortable bed. Is there a place I can crash while waiting for the 5:30 pm ferry?
5. Showers. As an offshoot of #4, I hope there are adequate shower facilities. I will be all sweaty and grimy and sticky! Hard to socialize in that state.