Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Saturday Morning Long Run

So far I am sticking to my new running schedule and get a bit over 100K in per week. After taking Fridays off, I have enough power for a longer than HM run, eventually I want to get that to … Continue reading

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Good Morning දොන් ස්ටීවන් සේනානායක!

Today is my no-run day, but I still pass Independence Square on the way to the gym (where I go for cross training 😉 ) and I took this wonderful photo of the sunrise. Later I got the question from … Continue reading

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Double Run Fun (Day & Night)

Today played out a bit differently. Due to various circumstances I had to drive Julius to school today. Once there I decided to take the opportunity to do some more running that area and explore / rediscover the ‘hill’ route … Continue reading

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Tuesday HM

Though I did some running yesterday already, getting a feel for the very different climate, today I wanted to see if I can continue my new found affection for casual half marathons. In this ‘heat’ Good thing is that in … Continue reading

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Lots of Monday

Somehow I started the day with a half marathon again. Since there is no school, I could get out early and had ample time. Plus much less traffic and great weather conditions (but I had also skipped my breakfast shake … Continue reading

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Saturday morning Half Marathon

A little leftover from my pre-marathon training: doing a long 20K+ run early Saturday morning. I set out pretty much doing the same route as 2 weeks ago and again ran into several brick runners from our club, but by … Continue reading

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Good Morning!

After a long, rainy night, it started clearing up just in time for a glorious sunrise over Independence Square. But with all the water evaporating, the humidity was unsurprisingly all the way up, which made for a rather sweaty run.

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The other side of sunset

What started out as a rather gloomy looking sunset event turned into quite the spectacle again: As pretty as it looks, I am glad that photos do not come with the diesel smell the very close by train emanates:

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Photo Walk / Sunset Walk

Listening to my training plan and not doing any running today. Instead a very nice walk at Vihara Mahadevi Park, taking pictures after another very rainy night: In the evening then I got Julius to go out with me to appreciate … Continue reading

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More Pro-Am Triathlon Photos

I have noticed on past races here, that there is an apparent bias against white guys when it comes to taking pictures. I have witnessed photographers actually lowering their cameras when I came by, as if saying ‘na, no one … Continue reading

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Last looooong run + fast finish (incl. CCR 5K)

My very first full marathon is coming up in 2 weeks and my training plan dictated that today I shall do my last 20K+ run, with a fast finish. Meaning that I did the first half of this 24K run … Continue reading

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ProAm Triathlon

Today I participated in the ProAm Triathlon here in Colombo. For now just this very funny finish line picture. As usual, it takes the organizers forever to share pictures. Will post more about this probably next week. Until then: Here … Continue reading

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We went diving again.

When Julius finished his 4 check out dives back in April, the season had come to an end and we had no other occasion for diving since then. But now the seas are calm and the beaches prettier and our … Continue reading

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Sigiriya Running

With a tight training schedule for the upcoming marathon in Singapore, I was making it a priority to get at least some running in while we were on our road trip. As soon as we arrived at our B&B on … Continue reading

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Fried Rice Day

One thing I noticed on this trip was just how heavy on carbohydrates Sri Lankan cuisine is. After a lot of research we found a nice looking lunch place 6km from us, but it turned out to be mainly a … Continue reading

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