Feeling newbie. 🙂
I have been to a lot of places. This one is what I have been dreaming to try.
So it’s my first time. This route from KM 35 near Jollibee, Tanza, Cavite to KM 65 – the DENR registration area for climbers of Mount Palay-Palay aka PICO de LORO.
Looking back at the invite – what was written was Chika Run. But looking at the personalities behind the run – I knew it will be a fast one. 🙂
I left home early just to be sure that I get there before anyone else does. I don’t know how long the trip will be – but I don’t mind being early.
@1:06am, I am already in Heritage-Tulay. Fare from home is 8.00 and 11.00 pesos.
@1:10am, I boarded the jeepney to SM Bacoor. I paid P 18.00
@1:34am, I am already @ the 7-11 opposite SM Bacoor.
Tambay ng konti. 🙂
@1:41am, I boarded a jeepney to Tanza. I expect to be at Jollibee by 2:10am. I paid P 20.00
@2:11am, I am at Jollibee Tanza. I ordered the only breakfast meal available other than the hotdog : LONGGANISA rice. Paid P 89.00 for this. The HOT choco is not hot. It’s not even close to warm. But my mind is too busy to complain. I’m a bit sleepy that I forgot to withdraw cash. (You will find out later why).
Runners started coming.
It doesn’t take a skyrocket genius to know that this group is fast. 🙂 They’re all geared up so light.
The route was a bit dark from Tanza. I can’t recognize anything except for the blinding lights of the coming vehicles. It was drizzling a bit when we started. The road is already wet and there are minor potholes to dodge already. 🙂
By the time we reached the Uniwide Sales property – the groups’ lead shouted out to the rest for a group picture. Stretched a bit too.
The pace was a good 7 to 7.5K per hour. A good pace for a big group.
I stopped before this at a store somewhere. Bought a green Cobra and a 350 ml mineral water. I paid P 22.00
Others reloaded here. After a brief chat, we hit the left side of the road again.
The pace from this point is at 6.6 to 7.2Kms per hour.
I stopped at a nearby store and found nothing but YAKULT for a drink. I paid P 9.00
From this point, we employed (for a while! LOLS) a good 4:1 protocol. It was a sight to see runners moving in one direction.
The group re-grouped here. Re-loaded. Chat.
I bought a Quake something and a small bottle of royal here. I paid 17 pesos. This is KM 19.5 (half-way to the target!)
Then my apps (MAVERICK) suddenly hanged. The time was moving. Distance and Average Pace stucked. Nah.
Another few kilometer and I bought another green Cobra and a 500ml of water before the Bridge where the group stops. This is already 7:41am. I paid P 25.00
FIFTH STOP: (picture!)
Off we go now to a slow climb.
At a store opposite this view, I bought a blue Gatorade for myself. I paid P 12.00. I still have a 500ml water in my other hand.
Welcome to the Ascending road. 🙂 This is where the run starts. The fun started from the start. LOLs
It’s a challenging one. I like it a lot…no, I love it! I attacked it with all my heart and felt so nice!
It’s also the last time I saw my water. LOLS. It’s gone when I started moving.
We still have a lot of kilometers to go.
I tried to maintain a fast walk over the rolling hills. Felt so nice running at a good pace and enjoying the fresh smell of the route.
By the time I reached the DENR, Israel, Richard and Paul is already there.
I bought a water and a gatorade (at a gold’s price). I paid P 75.00 for it! …and this is where it got nasty. That was my last! I brought only P 300 and some loose coins in my measly pocket and forgot to withdraw additional cash. I already spent P 231.00 before this purchase. That is already a total of P 306.00
We have to go back. This is where the group stops. We need to pay for a tricycle going back.
Bajorky offered a P 40.00 to add to my coins. Kindhearted guy.
Jef and Daisy paid for my bus. Kindhearted people.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Israel, AJ’s one and only, Paul, Enrique, Dexter, AJ, Ploi, Randy, Richard, Johanna, Bajorky,Jef, Daisy, Eli, ME
AT THE BUS TERMINAL.
While waiting for Jeff and Jen. 🙂
Those C like hand-sign means CAVITE
To God be the highest glory!
For the safe trip, for the run, for the fun, and for the great time.