If you want to feel like a speed demon, I suggest you move to Sevilla! Went out for about 5.5 miles along the river path & it was packed with runners. I know a bunch of you live in big cities or in places where people do more than sprint to their car but I don't. If I see a couple other runners out its a good day....and mostly they are speedy folks that go by me so fast they are blurry! However....that was not the case in Seville! My 10:30 pace had me rocketing past many many leisurely runners even with stopping several times to take photos!!! It was AWESOME!
I will say that there were a couple guys out there that meant business. One was wearing a Rotterdam marathon shirt. I was wearing my Toronto marathon shirt. We did the runner nod as we passed in opposite directions. Yeah, I'm cool like that ;-D
Seville was my favourite running place. Nice temps. Easily accessible paths in the downtown core so we could minimise the stoplight stops.
Oh, and I think several Spanish rowing teams were practicing while we were running along the river! We saw 4's & 8's both men and women. The coaches were on these special boats behind the rowers yelling at them through electronic bullhorns. Rowing looks way more expensive than running!