Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday... Lunchtime run with Mike P
Got going a bit later than I hoped, but luckily Mike was nice enough to hang out for an extra 30 min or so while I finished stuff up around the office before heading out for a run. Went out to do the Oxon HILL loop through Oxon Hill Farm, which includes are pretty long and steep hill of about a 1/2 a mile with a grades hitting up to 11%. It was fairly chill, and the hill took me out a bit, but overall it was a really good run, maintaining 8:28 min/mile pace. We finished miles in 8:49, 8:15, 8:47, 8:23, 8:15, 8:21 and finishing the last 0.2 miles at 8:27 pace.
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!