Monthly Archives: November 2018

Photo Walk / Sunset Walk

Listening to my┬átraining 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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Looks like I am ready?!

Training plan dictated one more tempo run this morning and I managed to stay under 5min/km for 12km, while getting gently slower (5K@4:38, 8K@4:44, 10K@4:53). Interestingly (but not surprising), my overall fitness level (as calculated by Strava from all my … 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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Perfect Negative Split 10K Run

“A perfect negative split run is when each mile is faster than the last. Most runners still consider the run to be a negative split if you start slower and finish faster, even if there is a mile or two … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … still saving the world.

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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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Meanwhile … No Reception?

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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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Sigiriya Temple

Since we got off the rock much earlier than I had expected, we had ample to time for some more exploration. From the top I had seen a large, white Buddha statue and it turned out to be part of … Continue reading

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Sigiriya Rock Climb (Lots of Photos!)

At the entrance, walking towards the rock. Usually 30US$ entrance fee (!), as locals (and with getting the tickets in Colombo, before the trip) we got 50% off. The ‘Lion Rock’ entrance, about half way up, with big paws flanking … Continue reading

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Breakfast!

One nice / peculiar thing about our nice B&B, since they have yet to finish their restaurant space, food is being served in the manager’s house nearby. An interesting look into a ‘typical’ Sri Lankan home, with lots of decorations, … Continue reading

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Climbing Pidurangala

Next to the very famous Sigiriya Rock is Pidurangala. While not as iconic in shape, it is actually the best spot to watch the sunset with Sigiriya Rock in the scenery. The first half of the climb is all steps, … Continue reading

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