Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Track practice - 5.22 miles
Running Track over at Bolling Air Force Base. It is actually a 1/4 mile track, not 400 meters so it was a bit longer. Started w/ a 1 mile wu, then a 1200 (5:19), 400 jog, 2x[3x400 increasing speed each 200 with a jog between]. 400's in 1:45, 1:29, 1:25; then 1:45, 1:32, 1:25 followed by a 1/2 mile cooldown. Felt pretty good for first time back on the track in a number of months! Bolling's track is really nice!
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!