Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Biking the shorter Mt Carmel loop (~20 miles, which oddly goes no where near Mt. Carmel...) due to a later work day and being exhausted from a late Sox game with Betsy and Cole last night. Felt pretty strong to start, but died out a bit toward the end. Avg'd in the high 19 mph. Wierd how different it feels to ride with the other wheelset! After using the heavier set with the 12-28 cassette last weekend! Have a meeting at the Army Research Lab tomorrow, so it looks like a short 5 mile run in the morning will be all I get in before my long 12 mile run on Friday morning.
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!