Thursday, August 7, 2008
Running at BAFB
Running at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington DC. Going for a nice even pace of 8 min/mile and did just that. It was fairly hot, a bit humid, but not terrible. Got in 5 miles with mile splits of 7:59, 7:54, 7:58, 8:07 and 7:51. Good run, preparing to hit the long 10 mile run tomorrow on my day off, followed by a massage and then a hike with Betsy and COLE!!!
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!