Finished up Madrid with a quick 45 minutes around town. I found a very cool urban athletic park, replete with driving range, rubberized 1200m perimeter track and tennis facilities.
It is now onto a plane tonight back to London and then home to Ontario on Thursday morning. The trip has been great - the stark beauty of Iceland to the food of Italy and the history or Paris and the warmth of Spain. I am looking forward to being home and starting a brief prep for the Royal Victoria Marathon, but some good family and friend time in Ontario before all that happens.
If you still haven't been to 215north.com you really should check it out. It is a great website done by some friends as a documentation of two Canadian marathoners and their pursuit of Beijing as they try to beat the overly difficult time standard imposed by Athletics Canada.