Sunday, January 11, 2009
Got out during a Cole nap for a four mile run. I got going trying to start at an 8:15 min/mile pace and completing each of the next two successive miles dropping 30 seconds per mile. I finished the miles in 8:09, 7:42 and 7:15, so it was a resounding success! Took in the final mile and a 1/4 as a cool down, keeping the pace 8:25 min/mile. Felt pretty good the whole way, despite the blister on my left big toe that finally broke open during the first mile. After barely sleeping at all last night, felt that this went pretty well.
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!