Monday, May 26, 2008
Long Run - 11 miles
Long run on the Mt Vernon Trail in Alexandria. Started north with Trinity from the comfort station for about 1.35 miles, then turned around and met Betsy back around mile marker 7 and she took Trinny. Then continued on (after seeing a 6' black snake climbing a tree!) for about 4.5 miles then turned around and continued back. Kept up a fairly even pace, increasing in speed toward the end. Miles in 8:15, 8:23, 8:17, 8:23, 8:24, 8:21, 8:28, 8:06, 8:13, 8:04, and 7:41 min/mile. Burned 1845 cal.
This year, like last year, I will be riding for Mary Payton's Miracle - My friend Steve Kogos from Trigators informed me that his friend Joe's daughter, Mary Payton, was diagnosed a number of years back with Late Infantile Batten Disease. This is a disease with no cure, however, there are special experimental (and extremely expensive) treatments which have shown some significant signs of success! In order to assist with the costly treatments and research, Mary Payton's Miracle was created to raise money to find a cure, hopefully in time to save little Mary Payton as well as the many others affected by this terrible disease!