The sun already peeked when I woke up, I immediately went towards my sun deck, took a deep breath while enjoying the scenic Tagaytay morning, a bit chilly, scenic and perfect for a RUN.
The famous Taal Lake, view from my room’s window.
After lacing up and a quick muscle stretch I found myself running on Aguinaldo Highway, staring from my hotel, Summit Ridge Hotel, this is the same road where PAU 50K Tagaytay-Nasugbu was done where I was green-eyed from Km.0-50.
This is my starting line
I did an out-and-back route. As I don’t have a Garmin, I just relied on the kilometer markers, Summit Ridge Hotel is exactly at Km.58 and so it is very easy to measure my run.
These are some icons I saw while running:
Five kilometers on slightly rolling hills and back, my turn-around was kilometer marker 63, where I have a nice view of the Tagaytay hills below.
Going back after 5 kilometers, was a RUN AGAINST THE WIND. The gushing wind is blowing against me, making it harder to run. I love this as this helps in training and it feels like I was running on air- another rave run. I was glad I ran as oppose to getting extra sleep. The run lasted an hour and 9 minutes (1:06).
I used my VFF Sprint here as I was traveling. What I love about my VFF is that it is an all-around footwear, I can use it while walking, running, malling, practically anywhere I go- off-road, beach, pave roads.
On my way back to the hotel, I just placed my camera on the road railing, 10-sec timer.
Ending the run at Robinsons Promenade just beside the hotel. Now I’m ready for a breakfast buffet at Classic Cuisine (C2)… (till the next rave run)
Run ended here, Robinsons Promenade just beside the Summit Ridge Hotel
Date of Run: March 16, 2011 (Wednesday)
Route: Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay, 5kms to Nasugbu via Aguinaldo Road (out and back)
Distance covered: 9.8 Kilometers
Pros: The weather was chilly, fresh air, scenic lake view, slight rolling hills perfect for leg strengthening, winds going back was a challenge too.
Cons: The vehicles are king of the road, take a good eye while crossing as they don’t use brakes.
Time: 1:06 (6:44/km)
Temperature: 16°C or 61°F
Running Apparel: Vivo Barefoot singlet, Craft running shorts, no socks.
Shoes: VFF Sprint (Red)
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Special thanks to Summit Ridge Hotel Tagatay for a very nice stay, the SeriAsia Signature massage the night before the run was a welcome treat for a runner like me. Love my room, 803, the view of Taal Lake was just refreshing.
For inquiries or reservations, call (632) 240-6888; 0922-852-6800 or visit their website www.summitridgehotel.com
*I will be sharing more of my experience with Robinsons Malls (Veranda & Promenade) on my travel blog: JOURNEYINGJAMES next week, so keep an eye.