Friday, March 13, 2009
Back on the road again.
With my last long run tomorrow morning, I needed to get out just to loosen up, so I took off for a 4 miler after work. I got off going strong, stronger than I wanted, but couldn't help myself. I got going the first mile in 8:07, following it up with 8:15, 8:04, 8:05 and finishing the final 0.05 mile in 8:07 min/mlle pace. Felt a bit tight and it was fairly chilly and wet, so I wouldn't say that it was a great run... but it was good none the less!
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!