25 degrees at the start. A beautiful mist hung over the stream as a ran alongside. Refreshing. Kicked it up a notch for mile 6 and ran it in 7:59! Wahoo! About two miles of my path today was pure, thick mud. I felt a couple inches taller at the end of the run and rightly so – that’s about how much mud I’d accumulated on my Asics by that point. 

8.01 miles. 10:23 ave pace. 1 hr 23 mins total time.

My splits for today’s run:
1. 10:17
2. 10:42
3. 10:39
4. 11:14
5. 11:03
6. 7:59 () and the whole time my head was saying “AM I DONE YET?” 
7. 11:10 (MUD)
8. 10:06 (thick MUD!)
The last .01 mile — pace of 5:37 — I kicked it home!

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