Posts Tagged ‘Heritage Park

09
Feb
09

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

You may view my Garmin Connect data here: http://connect.garmin.com/player/2056085 and the complete set of photos from my LSD via flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31719765@N07/




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