LSD with Takbo.ph

Last Sunday being my last weekend here in the Philippines (for February at least) I decided to do an LSD one last time, before finally heading off to Ohio, USA.  I’m uncertain if I can do my regular weekend runs there being winter and all so just to play safe in increasing my mileage I decided to replicate my last week’s 21K.  Thankfully this time I don’t have to do it alone—I joined the wacky troops from takbo.ph (which doubled as another eyeball) when I arrived in Bonifacio High Street (BHS).

View of MRT (top) and EDSA (middle) as I start my LSD
View of MRT (top) and EDSA (middle) as I start my LSD

I always try to keep my LSDs interesting so I started from Boni Ave. Station of MRT and run alongside Pasig River, a first for me.  Unfortunately it was only a couple of hundred meters before I had to break that route and head for Fort Bonifacio.

A park alongside Pasig River (sorry for the blurry shot)
A park alongside Pasig River (sorry for the blurry shot)

I followed the jeepney’s route coming to Fort Bonifacio.  My street run suddenly turned into a trail run because of the unpaved road leading to Global City (development is still on-going so it’s acceptable).  And because it was still early there weren’t many vehicles on the road so I didn’t encounter “dust storms.”  Just a few kilometers from my starting point I’m already at BHS.

Trails going to Bonifacio Global City
Trails going to Bonifacio Global City
Some more trails
Some more trails
Finally, some signs of civilization
Finally, some signs of civilization
Running in the middle of the road
Running in the middle of the road
spacious sidewalks
What I love about Bonifacio Global City: spacious sidewalks
There are a lot of runners/joggers in BHS so even if you don't have company you won't feel alone
There are a lot of runners/joggers in BHS so even if you don’t have company you won’t feel alone
Nike Park BHS where Nike Run Clinic sessions are held every Friday nights
Nike Park BHS where Nike Run Clinic sessions are held every Friday nights

I was waiting for some other company when I arrived at BHS so I took a few rounds around it, alternating an oval lap and a figure-8 lap, and that’s when I met up with takbo.ph gang.  The U-turn on my route in BHS was the time I joined the gang’s LSD.

Starting our LSD
Starting our LSD

From BHS we took off to McKinley Hill, and after a few minutes of rest (and eating) we headed off to Heritage Park.  Too bad that Heritage Park isn’t open to the public nonetheless it was another opportunity for some class pictures.  The final leg of our LSD is returning to BHS, about 14K for the guys who started there, and 21.7K for me.

McKinley Hill
McKinley Hill
U-turn spot at McKinley Hill
U-turn spot at McKinley Hill
Going to Heritage Park
Going to Heritage Park
Class picture at Heritage Park
Class picture at Heritage Park
Bonifacio High Street, the finish area of this LSD
Bonifacio High Street, the finish area of this LSD

One of the good things about running is having license to eat a lot, and one of the good things about running in Global City is Market! Market!—lots of food choices. Our LSD ended on BHS, but our meeting concluded in Market! Market!  It was so nice to meet you guys again; I can’t wait to join you again next time when I return to the Philippines.  Until then, I hope you guys enjoy all the upcoming races, and run safe!

LSD Route

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One Comment Add yours

  1. ibetlacbay says:

    dhenz, mukhang enjoy ang LSD niyo. don’t worry about the weather. kayang tumakbo basta you have the gear. also, malapit na spring so malapit ng mag goodbye and freezing weather. 🙂

    > Oo enjoy, nabalikan ko ang McKinley Hill bago umalis at nakapag-21K pa ulit hehe. I’m excited to try running there!

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