Adventure run is a multi-day/stage run from Point A to Point B. For this particular run, there will be no deadline as to the number of days and hours I will cover the distance. This will be my first adventure run as a runner. It will serve as my training/preparation for another adventure run in the future. It is also a way to test and show to other runners on how to document an adventure run in the Internet through this blog and other social network platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
There had been reported adventure runs in the past but I am not satisfied with the way they document their daily activities. In this age of fast information through the Internet, Mobile phones and GPS access, any runner would immediately send feedback or share his/her experience on a daily basis, if not, on “real-time”. So, I am doing this adventure run to prove that any runner who plans to involve himself in this kind of event could easily show to his readers what transpired during the day or night that he/she was running on the road.
The adventure run will be a travel by foot from Manila (Monumento in Caloocan City) to Baguio City, an estimated distance of of 250 kilometers or 156 miles, and this will be a multi-day stage run with the plan to run at least one full marathon distance a day or more. And the following are the proposed legs/stages for the said run:
1st Day—Monumento, Caloocan City to Calumpit, Bulacan—45K
2nd Day—Calumpit, Bulacan to Mabalacat, Pampanga—42K
3rd Day—Mabalacat, Pampanga to Tarlac City—30K
4th Day—Tarlac City to Urdaneta, Pangasinan—53K
5th Day—Urdaneta, Pangasinan to Baguio City (via Kennon Road)—74K
I will be using five (5) pairs of running shoes and ten (10) sets of running apparel. I hope to use my CW-X compression tights on my last leg to Baguio City. I will be supported with only one vehicle.
I will be hydrating myself with water and Gatorade every 2.5 to 3 kilometers and ingesting some solid foods every 12-15 kilometers. I admit, I will have “walking breaks” along the way.
My running time schedule will vary during the day or night. I might run early in the morning and then run again in the late afternoon. However, during my brief rests and “pit stops”, I should be able to make a post on this blog and upload my pictures through my wireless Internet connection by Smart & Globe. Aside from regular posts in this blog, I will also make entries to my Twitter account. I expect that my last leg will be a whole day running event!
I will be sleeping in pension houses/apartelle/hotel in key cities/municipalities along the way.
Why am I doing this? Because if you want to accomplish a running adventure, you must be honest and transparent!!!