What was more important was I felt great. Given the mud and the pouring rain, the pace for this route was nice and it felt easy. If I can continue to feel like this for the rest of my short runs this week - but while holding back, mind you - I will be very confident when I toe the line in Hopkinton.
And yes, I probably overuse this video for muddy runs, but I don't care because it's still one of the greatest songs of all time:
Ran 3.6 miles @ 8:49/pace.
Trails, very muddy with large puddles and some patches of ice.
Upper 50s, overcast, heavy to moderate rain.
New Balance MT1010, short, short sleeved shirt, cap.