We're in Munich now after having taken an overnight train from Berlin ("Well that was a life experience," as one of my students put it).
We took a tour of the 1972 Olympic Stadium this afternoon and got to see the locker rooms, VIP entrance, and go down onto the fields. One of my students, an avid runner, had brought his running clothes with him and decided he wanted to try to break his mile PR on the track.
While others on the tour kicked a ball around the field, my student calmly charged around the track four times and promptly set a new mile PR of 4:57, beating his previous mark by 29 seconds.
We all joked that he should never again attempt another mile PR, because nothing will ever top this afternoon's experience.