Thursday, April 23, 2009
Run before work!
Got out for a quick workout before work, knowing that with my visitor for Sigma Xi, with lunch and golf afterwards, there was little to no chance of getting anything in later today. Further, after working late yesterday, I didn't get a workout in then either, so I was in real need of a some exercise. Got going early, around 6:30, doing the four mile neighborhood loop. Started off with an 8:09 mile, then picked up the pace a bit and finished the next three in 7:45, 7:41, 7:40 before finishing the final 0.1 mile at a 7:15 min/mile pace. Felt pretty tight the whole way through, really labored. Perhaps I need an easy recovery week?
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!