Running in Reykjavik, Iceland

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How do runners explore a new country ?

Yep, by running!

That's exactly what I did after sleeping for about 2.5 hrs during
San Francisco/Boston/Reykjavik night :-) Met an ex-Sun colleague who
arranged a wonderful trail run by Ellioa River and Atlantic Sea. The
river is the largest river to run through Reykjavik and is well
known for fishing salmon during summer. There was still sopme
residual snow, from last week's storm, on the trail and of course
water was all over. We also experienced some hail towards the end of
the run but a quick ride to the hotel and a warm shower was a great

Here is the running route that we followed:

And some pictures from the trail:








Running seems to becoming more main stream in Reykjavik. Each
swimming pool has a "hlaupakort" (running map) posted near the
entrance with routes marked in different lengths. The 3 most
frequented pools in the downtown area are


, and href="http://www.swimminginiceland.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8">Vesterbær.
There is no way to reach out the running groups except the last one
has a href="http://invitations.inspiredbyiceland.com/invitation/44005">presence
here. Generally the rule is just show up in running clothes
and look for the spandex-clad group stretching. Learn more about
running meetups in Reykjavik in href="http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1949345">this
thread. There is even a href="http://www.reykjavikhotels.is/Specials-and-packages/Sport-packages/Triathlon-in-Iceland/">1/2
Ironman in July and a href="http://www.marathon.is/reykjavik-marathon">full marathon
in August and . Read more about running in Reykjavik href="http://www.reykjavikhotels.is/Specials-and-packages/Sport-packages/Running-in-Iceland/">here.

Thank you Kristinn for arranging the run and Agust for showing me
the trail!

Now to href="http://blogs.oracle.com/arungupta/entry/java_ee_6_and_7">Java
EE 6 workshop tomorrow morning ...

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Comments ( 1 )
  • notebook battery Saturday, March 17, 2012

    Wow,i can guess you are really a outdoor enthusiasts,that's great

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