"It both excites and scares the bone out of me." - Stephen
In a flat paved road fine but Baguio Marathon offers irregular uphills and wildly steep downhills that are both guaranteed to affect my usual running capability. Though the oxygen is purer at a high altitude of 5,000 feet the air is way thinner. Baguio's unpredictable weather is yet another notorious game-changer, forecast may say the the Sun is up and pretty, in a split second a thick fog covers giving zero visibility like a blanket, add then there's the sudden shower of cold rain. Yes, I'm in!
Baguio Marathon is using sports science that combines all available types of terrain that Baguio City has to offer; irregular uphills, steep downhills, asphalt, concrete, mud, soil, eco-trail, steps, and gravel. Simply mind-boggling!