10
Apr
09

LSD: Commonwealth to BHS via Katipunan – C5

My first LSD on a weekday and on a double holiday (Maundy Thursday and Araw ng Kagitingan), this route is basically an alternate way for me from home to work, and also towards the place where I fell in love with running—Bonifacio Global City.  This is my first time to run this route so it adds to its sense of adventure.

My LSD route

My LSD route

I started across Commonwealth Market and ran along Commonwealth Ave., turned left towards Katipunan Ave., traced my way towards C5, and eventually reached Bonifacio Global City.

Panoramic view of Katipunan Ave.

Panoramic view of Katipunan Ave.

Commonwealth Ave. in general has good sidewalk spaces. Katipunan Ave. on the other hand varies, some areas have excellent sidewalks, some are uneven, some are wet with a lot of loose rocks, and some have occasional obstructions but in general is adequate.  C5 Pasig area has useless sidewalks—it looked like sidewalks were made for plants that nobody seemed to care for.  The only good sidewalks of C5 in Pasig were those around Tiendesitas and near Pasig River.  Across the river is Taguig City where sidewalks were surprisingly better.  It just gradually looses width until it virtually disappears as you near Fort Bonifacio.  It was only within the Global City where sidewalks are generous.  I hope that the proper authorities address this issue to encourage everyone to walk to a healthier lifestyle.

A section of Katipunan Ave.

A section of Katipunan Ave.

This was my pit stop before heading off to C5

This was my pit stop before heading off to C5

My thoughts exactly

My thoughts exactly

One of the elevated U-turns along C5

One of the elevated U-turns along C5

Bonifacio High Street was a good place to end this LSD.  It was where I started running so it’s always a pleasure for me to go there.  Being a Maundy Thursday, BHS was virtually empty—you get to see it in “maintenance mode,” most stores was closed, and there are hardly any people around—peace and quiet.

Km 20 for this LSD

Km 20 for this LSD

This is how a sidewalk should be

This is how a sidewalk should be

Km 23—the end for this LSD

Km 23—the end for this LSD

I surely wanted to run a bit longer but unfortunately I started later than planned so by the time I was in BHS it was too warm.  It’s already summer in the Philippines so prolonged sun exposure is a concern, so running later than 8AM is not advisable.  In the end I managed to complete 23K for this LSD.

BHS—a good place to end an LSD

BHS—a good place to end an LSD

Street markers—new installations around BHS

Street markers—new installations around BHS


4 Responses to “LSD: Commonwealth to BHS via Katipunan – C5”


  1. 1 jazzrunner
    2009-04-10 at 6:17 AM

    Nice run Denz! very interesting too. i hope i can run that route in the near future.:-)

    > Thanks Sir Rene! Naiinspire din ako sa mga interesting routes mo eh, yun nga lang hanggang Metro pa lang ako sa ngayon hehehe. 🙂

  2. 2 lauren
    2009-04-10 at 4:09 PM

    Another great account of your LSDs Dennis! You’re obviously getting stronger faster more adventurous in your runs. =)

    Great pics too!

    –Lauren–

    > Thanks Lauren! May secret kasi akong pinaghahandaan di ko lang muna sinasabi baka ma-pressure ako ng husto hahaha… 🙂

  3. 3 ronaldrei
    2009-04-11 at 8:01 AM

    di naman nagyayaya! hehehe! congrats!

    > Onga no nagyayaya ka ng C5 LSD dati… yaan mo di ko naman tinakbo buong C5 eh hanggang Market! Market! lang ako. Next time plan tayo ng magandang route para mag LSD kasama yung mga matatapang na nag 100K solo! 😀

  4. 2009-04-11 at 1:22 PM

    gusto ko yung tinahak mong ruta! sana sinabihan mo ako! (kaya lang nung thursday eh nag road trip bisita iglesia kami, hehehe)

    sa susunod na mag trip kang ganyan, sabihan moko hehehe 🙂

    > Nag Visita Iglesia din ako this Easter (next post), yun nga lang nadaanan lang yung ibang Simbahan yung huli lang ang talagang natuloy akong magsimba. Yaan mo next time magsasabi ako hehe.


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