Sun, Oct 9, 2011 - 30K - 03:15:00
30K Birthday Run
Took off at 6:55 AM when it was a bit dark and cold, wore my fall running attire: black nike cap, jacket, long black running pants, hands were cold for 20 minutes then things warmed up, it's definitely not summer anymore, ran through Dahlem to Clayalle then took Hohenzollerndamm and extended streets all the way through Berlin to Potdamerstr. and back down to Innsbrucker Platz and back home. Music-induced fast running at beginning and end, with a hour-long StackExchange podcast in the middle. That was 20K, then got home, picked up Gisi and we went for another 10K down the canal, lots of runners out, cool crisp morning. 
6:55 start of run 
Rathaus Steglitz 
past Free University 
down Clay Allee 
need to see this before November 20th, Renaissance Faces at Bode Museum 
solid architecture of the Evangelische Kreuzkirche 
Deutsche Post 
The 32K bridge (Hohenzollerndamm) of the Berlin marathon 
Landesverwaltungsamt am Fehrbelliner Platz, stone architecture from the 30s 
Denglish of the day, "adde uns auf Facebook", Berlin Burrito Company, need to try 'em someday: 
interesting architecture, love the messy steel work and integration with nature 
need to check out this russian dance theater, surely not unintense 
early Sunday morning abandoned bike, I suspect alcohol 
nice mix of brick and cement architecture, old post office 
20K break drink at home, picked up Gisela and back out for 10 more 
our 5K turn around point 
love these packed sacks and the industrial background 
the second 5K Gisela said for me to run on ahead and we ran the second half faster, total 10K = 01:16:00, race in two weeks