Friday, October 10, 2008
Went for a tempo run, trying to maintain about 8 min/mile for around 5 miles. Wanted to test out how I was feeling and how my toes would hold up after my long run the other day. I ended up doing the majority of the 2nd loop from that long run, hurting most of the way. It was excessively hot and humid (didn't get going until about 8 am). My heartrate got up pretty high and my toes still hurt, but at least I got out. Hopefully I will be able to fully recover by next week when I need to do my 20 miler!
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!