Thursday, July 31, 2008
Marathon Training - Long Run Week 4 - 9 miles
Long run this morning since we will be heading up to Betsy's Mom's this weekend and doing my long run on the hills in Charlottesville didn't sound so appealing. Got out first thing this morning while it was still overcast, about mid 80's I would say and pretty humid. Felt pretty good though, except for a few min around mile 1.5-2.5 where I was getting spots (sun spots maybe?) in my vision. I slowed up and they went away. Finished my miles in 8:16, 8:19, 8:31, 8:30, 8:19, 8:29, 8:16, 8:09 and 7:48. Overall good run and shows I am in good position at this point in my training.
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!