Thursday, January 22, 2009
Lunchtime Run with Mike P
Got out today at lunchtime with Mike P for a nice 10k run. Started off at an moderate pace, keeping about an 8:15 min/mile rate. Got going a bit quicker from there, pushing up to a 8:00 min/mile pace for most of it. Did fall back to about a 9:00 min pace for the big hill, but picked it back up again on the back half. Overall, kept paces of 8:11, 8:04, 8:52, 8:13, 8:01, 8:11 finishing the last 0.15 miles at a 7:31 min/mile pace. Good run overall, enjoyed the conversation and company and gave a great break up to the day.
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!