It was not only after four years after that l had the chance to run the Corregidor lnternational Half Marathon (CIHM) event since its inception in 2010. Proud to be invited by a high performance Corregidor International Half Marathon team to test run the route a few years back. Note: Both the Corregidor Marathon (CM) and CIHM events, however, were rescheduled to January 11 and 12 respectively instead of December last year to give way to relief operations in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda.
Yes, running races back to back, a full marathon on a Saturday and a half marathon on a Sunday of the same weekend in January 2015, is slightly nutty and a new challenge which l haven’t tried before. To prepare myself on this, last Sunday, l joined the last batch of participants who went to Corregidor Island to train with them and run portion of the race route. Training started with a three-part warm up exercises led by the CIHM founder, Edward Kho. For our main training, we did seven repeats up a hill, increasing effort each time until we were confident enough to continuously run the hill. So glad to have come and learned new ways to tackle it. Training ended with cool-down stretch exercises. This is it! No more backing out!
Super duper thanks to El Lobo Energy Drink through Sir Willy and Sun Cruises for the warm support. Also, kudos to one of the lady Philippine Masters athletes who assisted Edward and took beautiful photos during the training session. It was also nice to meet newfound friends. See you at the starting line!