Monday, August 18, 2008
Interval (Track) work at home
I started with a 1 mile warmup at 8:15 min/mile, then Track workout. 9x0.25, repeating 3x(easy,mod, hard), w/ 0.25 mi recovery btw. 1/4 miles in 1:22.9, 1:29.6, 1:29.6, 1:35.7, 1:37.9, 1:28.2, 1:53.6, 1:37.1 and 1:19.4 (personal best!). Finished with an easy 8:40 min/mile cool down before heading to work. Overall, had some trouble finding my pace, lacked motivation, but felt pretty good.
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!