20 February 2008
At 5:30 AM, I was already on my way to Dauin, Zamboanguita and Siaton, Negros Oriental after staying overnight in Dumaguete City. After one hour, I was able to reach Siaton where one of my Battalions had deployed three days ago after coming from Bohol. I was able to talk to the men of this Battalion and informed them of the prevailing situation in the area and their specific mission in their new place of assignment.
I was informed by my Battalion Commander that the Municipal Mayor of Siaton does not like the Philippine Army to be deployed in his town/municipality. This is an indication that the “insurgents” are in the area and the Mayor is afraid of them. I gave specific instructions to my Battalion Commander on how to deal with the uncooperative Municipal Mayor and maintain his position to stay in the said town.
From Siaton, we have to go back to Dumaguete City and proceeded to Bacolod City, passing through Mabinay, Negros Occidental. We had our lunch in Kabankalan City with their famous Mang Inasal Chicken & Pork Sisig and lots of free rice! Our trip was a slow one and we were able to reach Bacolod City at 2:30 PM and had more time to buy the Negros famous Piaya and Dried Mangoes.
I took the 3:30 PM trip back to Iloilo aboard a fastcraft. At 5:30 PM, I was already at the Iloilo City Sports Complex Oval Track for a short run. I was surprised to see a lot of people playing basketball, volleyball, soccer/football, and runners/joggers on the oval track. Almost all the lanes at the oval track were occupied with people of various ages and sizes (man & women).
The following were the data taken from my GF 305 on every lap it registered:
Lap # 1
Distance—1,750 meters Time—9:52 minutes
Average Pace—5:30 mins/km Calories—127
Average Speed—10.6 kms/hr Maximum Speed—12.1 kms/hr
Average HR—139 bpm Maximum HR—150 bpm
Lap # 2
Distance—448.61 meters Time—1:47 minutes
Average Pace—3:59 mins/km Calories—28
Average Speed—15.0 kms/hr Maximum Speed—16.3 kms/hr
Average HR—156 bpm Maximum HR—167 bpm
Lap # 3
Distance—891.03 meters Time—4:04 minutes
Average Pace—4:34 mins/km Calories—63
Average Speed—13.1 kms/hr Maximum Speed—15.2 kms/hr
Average HR—162 bpm Maximum HR—167 bpm
Lap # 4
Distance—874.55 meters Time—3:37 minutes
Average Pace—4:08 mins/km Calories—60
Average Speed—14.5 kms/hr Maximum Speed—16.9 kms/hr
Average HR—163 bpm Maximum HR—173
Lap # 5
Distance—886.63 meters Time—4:32 minutes
Average Pace—5:07 mins/km Calories—64
Average Speed—11.7 km/hr Maximum Speed—15.2 km/hr
Average HR—160 bpm Maximum HR—167 bpm
Aside from the registered laps, I was able to run the following:
2 X 400 meters—Cool-Down Run
4 X 400 meters—Rest/Recovery Run in between laps
Total Distance Covered—7.5 kilometers or 4.68 miles
After dinner, I had my Sauna, Bath & Body Massage (one and a half hours) at Riviera Spa of Iloilo City at a promotional price of Two Hundred Pesos Only (P 200.00)! This is the cheapest Spa service I’ve experienced so far!
I slept at 10:30 PM.