AM - 5.5 miles around Vondelpark in Amsterdam. I always run too fast in this park. Short on time this morning as I am headed into meeting and activities.
PM - bonus run/workout. On the drive to my meetings this morning I was surprised to pass the Olympic Stadium for the 1928 Amsterdam games. Our local colleague told me the stadium is generally open to the public and there is a nice track in place. We finished our meetings earlier than expected - and while the others went back to their hotels to rest before dinner - I had enough time to run over to the stadium which is about 1.5 miles from my hotel (perfect warm-up) and walked right onto the track (very cool) - and though there were a few folks / trainers with some athletes on the edge of one side of the track near the stands - no one stopped me or instructed that I was not permitted. So I figured I would run a lap ... and hearing no objections, I began an impromtu 4 x 800 workout 3:07, 3:05, 3:04 and 3:05 with 400 meter rest/jog. In the midst of my second to last rep, they closed a couple of the gates where I had entered. As I started to exit, I noticed a "garage" door to the entry way had been closed as well. So I had to ask someone how to get out - the smart remark - was "same way you got in"- (like you are not really allowed in here). They then smiled and directed me down a corridor to a doorway exit.
I rather enjoyed having a chance to run on the track of a former Olympiad (89 years old) - and get in a sneaky / cheeky workout as well!