the streets we slick and shiny after last night's rain showers. there were puddles here and there, but nothing i couldn't get out and around as i ran. hal's plan called for a 30-minute tempo run today, so i pushed play on the loud, obnoxious music (not really) and set out to rip my legs off. my way out there goal was to hit four miles in thirty minutes. i pushed it hard at the beginning, but in the end couldn't maintain that pace. still, i don't feel bad about what i was able to do. it's better than man runs i've taken.