(May 18-26, 2007)
(During my Thursday 6.8 mile run)
I stayed in the NH Amsterdam City Center hotel. My first run was 30 minutes after depositing my bags in the room and my last one was a short 2.8 mile run the day before I left this beautiful city.
All my runs were done in the biggest park in Amsterdam. Vondelpark, a few hundred yards away from the hotel entrance, is the most famous park in Holland. Justifiably so. It has small lakes inside with lots of trees and beautiful flowers. The loop I ran is the one that most people run - a 2 mile loop that goes around the perimeter of this lovely park.
This is what I ran during the 7 days I was there:
Saturday 4.8 miles
Sunday 5.3 miles
Monday 6.8 miles
Tuesday 4.8 miles
Wednesday 4.8 miles
Thursday 6.8 miles
Friday 2.8 miles
The weather was perfect all those days. Sunny 65-70 degrees F. I could not have asked for better conditions or a better location.
A few pictures of me during my Thursday run appear below.
(Starting out. The entrance to the park just visible to the right of the bus)
(Just past the 0.7-mile mark of the loop)
(Approaching the 1.5 mile point in the 2-mile loop)