afternoon run today after work...which means things had time to thaw out a bit and i had one SLUSHY run. my feet were soaked within the first mile and i sloshed and slipped my way through the entire run. the colder, crunchy snow has much more traction and makes for more even steps, but i guess the slush is a trade-off for the warmer temps. i ran at an easy pace today (8:15 average), but i kept it steady, including the hill portions. i am looking forward to a solid week of training...i haven't had one for awhile and i am excited to get things rolling again.