well the weather couldn't have been much worse for an august day. 9 degrees, wind, and rain. but that didn't stop me from going for an excellent afternoon run. i covered 12.6k at BQ pace, running from my home, the long way to kent's pond, 3 laps around the pond, then back home.
later in the early evening, i went out and did essentially the same drill again, only at a slower pace. by then it had warmed up a bit but was still raining. i took a short break to jump in the pond for a dip. the water was much cooler than it was last week.
overall, 25.2k in 2 hr 28 min of running over a span of 8 hours.
if i can run 4k tomorrow, i will have the 3rd highest monthly total ever for me, behind only Aug and July 2008. this would be amazing given the 'resting' i have done for most of this month.