Friday, August 29, 2008
I went for what was supposed to be a nice easy recovery run this morning. Wanted to go about 4 miles, keeping my pace somewhere around 8:15 min/mile or so. Well after each mile I noticed that I was going too fast, so I would try to slow down, but apparently that was short lived as each mile was faster than the 8:10, with miles in 8:12, 7:44, 8:05 and then finally 7:55. Felt good, seems my recovery is going well and I will be rarin' to go for the race Monday.
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!