Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Well the rain got me again and after a really busy day, I had to run to the gym to get my workout in. Betsy actually had to head out to her Mom's in Charlottesville, so she couldn't even join me and I have a long Cole-less night ahead of me. Anyway, had a workout planned for five 800's, planning to drop time on each successive interval. I started out with a 1 mile warmup at about 9 min/mile pace and then hopped off the treadmill to stretch before getting into the meat of the workout. After finishing with stretching, I got back on and started with a 400 jog at 9 min/mile pace, then diving right in. I finished the 800's in 3:25, 3:20, 3:15, 3:10, and finally 3:05 min, before cooling down with 3/4 of a mile at about 9-9:30 min/mile. Overall, felt pretty good and am quite happy with the outcome.
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!