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Third Day: Evening Edition

11 02 2010

1. It was almost 5:00 PM when I started my afternoon run from Isdaan Restaurant in Gerona, Tarlac. Due to the narrow asphalted National Highway, I had no choice but to run along the dirt road on the sidewalk. Both sides of the road is filled with small stones/gravel & sand. Whenever I stepped on a gravel, my feet would absorb some pain brought about by the uneven ground. It’s really hard to be running on a gravel & sand.

Running Along The Sidewalk Filled With Gravel & Sand

I am Calling This Event as "The Adventure Trail Run" to Baguio City

2. Eventhough I had my flashlight with me, it was so hard to choose where your feet would land on the ground. From Gerona, Tarlac all the way to where I stopped for the day, both sides of the road were filled with sand & gravel. I had to stop my run to prevent myself from being tripped or from any accident that may lead to dislocation of my ankles. I don’t recommend future pedestrians to run along these sidewalks of our National Highway during nighttime.

3. I was planning to reach the Tarlac-Pangasinan Boundary before I stop running for the day. I was short by almost 10 kilometers. I was able to end my run/walk at Km Post #160 which is one kilometer away from the Municipality of San Manuel, Tarlac, the last town of Tarlac before reaching the Province of Pangasinan. It was already past 8:00 PM and the road was too dark when I ended my run/walk for the day.

Last Kilometer Post For The Day

4. For the afternoon-evening run, I was able to run a distance of 23 kilometers with a pace of 10 minutes per kilometer. I was practically walking on those gravel & sand sidewalk on my last 10K. For the third day, I was able to complete 58 kilometers. And for the past 3 days, I was able to cover a distance of 150 kilometers!

5. More stories & pictures to be posted soon. Good night!!!

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4 responses

12 02 2010
Arthur

Good job BR!! Looks like your adventure run is progressing according to your plan. Did you anticipate that trail adventure? I think the unexpected and supprises make the adventure more thrilling and interesting. I always drive thru the event course before the run because I am already too old for surprises.

Do you plan to publish your experience? It will be a good guide and motivation for other runners, who want to take similar endevour. Hopefully, your adventure run will encourage more of our kababayan to take running. For this, I salute you, sir!

12 02 2010
benwah

We’re cheering for you Sir Jovie. Amazing!!

12 02 2010
junjuntan

according to the news , yesterday was d start of the summer season.. good thing you choose to run with d sun out…

go go go sir.

good luck with your adventure

12 02 2010
therunningninja

Sir Jovie,

That white longsleeves you were wearing..i like it. Been looking for one here at The Fort but can’t find one. Will use it for BDM sana. What the brand is that and how much it cost?

Thanks,
SamTheRunningNinja
http://www.therunningninja.com

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