Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Knowing my day wasn't going to lend itself to a mid-day run and since last night I missed out on track practice due to the torrential downpours we had in the area, I decided to get up and get an early morning run in. This meant 5:30am wakeup, 6:00am start to my 5 miler. Got going ok, but didn't really feel great, not terrible, but not good either. Overall it was just ok, but my times were still pretty decent with me finishing miles in 8:06, 7:49, 7:47, 7:56, 7:45 and then the final 0.4 miles at a 7:42 min/mile pace.
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!