I did this rave run at Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental after a month-long hiatus last November 14. Yep, sorry for posting this tooo late.
Dumaguete City is known as “The City of Gentle People,” this chill city is also the home of Silliman University.
I had a very scenic run at Dumaguete City’s Boulevard all the way to Hayahay. I felt like it was my first time running. I was trying to catch my breath, trying to feel the rhythm, the coordination of my strides.
When I felt some perspiration on my forehead, I tried to run faster. In my mind, I can still do a sub-5minutes per kilometer but my body doesn’t want to cooperate. I was having a hard time breathing. I can feel my belly, that I gain 4pounds. But I continued… until I reached Hayahay, the place where we partied 2 nights ago. It was a nice place, the music was great because it reggae. How I miss Dumaguete City- that laid-back town full of foreigners.
What’s good on my route is the century-old Acacia trees that line up the boulevard, the relaxed locals having some leisurely walk/jog, the white lamp posts and the nice red-tiled avenue beside the sea. It was a beautiful landscape!
Date of Run: November 14, 2011 (Monday)
Route: Back and forth at Rizal Blvd then out to Hayahay and back, Dumaguete City
Distance covered: 6 Kilometers
Pros: Running along the Dumaguete Bay was refreshing. The Rizal boulevard is one of the best boulevards in the country.
Cons: The smoke pollution on my way to Hayahay. There are lotsa car and tricycle on the highway.
Time: 36minutes (6:00/km)
Running Apparel: Diadora singlet, Reebok running shorts, Puma socks, and Brooks T7 Racer.
can i call this the laid-back run? or maybe chill run?
If you want to read more of my out-of-town runs, you can check out my RUNNING PLACES Page.