Saturday, March 28, 2009
Easy run to loosen before the marathon.
We got into Atlanta yesterday and Bernd and Kelly arrived shortly thereafter. Unfortunately Bernd's knee didn't recover in time, so I am on my own for tomorrow, but considering all my training has been solo and there are pace groups at the marathon, I should be fine. Anyway, needed to do a nice easy run to loosen up for tomorrow, so Kelly and I got out with Trinity and put in an easy 3 mile run around my parent's house. Felt pretty good and loose and looking forward to tomorrow! Finished the miles in 8:30, 8:31 and 8:27.
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!