Category Archives: Run/Walk

Elephants in the City

Today was my last looooong, long run before the upcoming marathon in Singapore, according to my training schedule. And I managed to combine it with our usual Sunday morning 10K CCR event, by starting out at 4:55, run 8km to … Continue reading

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Runners, fully clothed …

I often have that problem that I run into one of my CCR buddies at non-running events and I can barely recognize them with regular clothing / not sweating … And tonight we had a big farewell party and we … Continue reading

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Good Morning Independence Square

Every morning I cross this place, which turns into an outdoor gym, and today there were some extra pretty clouds / sunrise formations. Today my training schedule bars me from running, so I just did some light cross training at … Continue reading

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Yasso800s

This morning I was out in the park doing my very own speed session (since I am single parenting this week, I could not attend the 5AM group run). But I got lucky, running pal Viji was also out and … Continue reading

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Pollution!

Today’s run was laced with stark reminders that protecting the environment seems to be  very low on the priority lists of every day Sri Lankans … “out of sight – out of mind” apparently replaces any kind of common sense … Continue reading

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Unexpected Half Marathon

Training Plan said I shall do an easy 50-60 minute run today .. and yes, I started out easy, but when I approached 10km, I thought I could do 12. or maybe 15 … Why not an even 10miles (16km)? … Continue reading

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CCR Beach Run

Once again it was time for our beach run, last one was about 3 months ago. Initially I did not plan on doing video, but a fellow runner encouraged me when he saw I had the camera with me anyways … Continue reading

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Another early, long Saturday run.

I nearly did not run today. Slept poorly and then woke up at 2:30AM with a splitting headache. Popped some Ibuprofen, disabled all my alarms and went back to bed. But then I woke up again at 3:30AM and felt … Continue reading

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Good Morning Colombo!

Beautiful walk in Vihara Mahadevi Park this morning (training plan orders me to rest today: no running at all) While other members of the family went back to sleep apparently!

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CCR Speed Session + Long Run

Waking up at 3:55AM, 10 minute meditation, then preparing lunch for Julius and getting ready to meet other crazy runners at 5AM for a speed session … Rushing home to make sure Julius has everything before he leaves for school … Continue reading

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Sunset Walk

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Early Beach (Trash) Run

Julius’ school was closed today because of yet another expected traffic chaos due to a political rally in the school’s vicinity. Hence I could not go to the gym, instead I just headed to the beach (very early) again for … Continue reading

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Dog Encounters while Running

For my long run this morning I finally got out at my planned 4:30 start, and this time I wanted to create a narrative video highlighting all those country specific quirks I come across here. The dogs, who often let … Continue reading

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Colombo Night RELAY Run

Last night was something a bit different. Since the Night Runners celebrated their 100th event, they thought they mix it up by doing a 4x1600m relay run. And it turned out to be a lot of fun!   Initially I … Continue reading

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Barefootin’

Mixing things up today: Slow run to the beach (3.5km) in Vibrams, shoes off for the sand, after 6K beach running realizing I can’t get back into the shoes without dragging half the beach with me, so all the way … Continue reading

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