Monday, June 29, 2009
Lunchtime run at NRL.
Started off a bit late, but got out with Ronan, Steve, Mike and Bill for the usual 10k. My GPS wouldn't find where I was until about 1/3 of a mile in, but picked it up after that. It was fairly humid, but still felt fairly decent and finished in a pretty decent time. Got out slow, with an 8:49 warmup mile, but then settled into an 8 min/mile pace for the rest, putting out miles in 7:59, 8:08, 7:50, 7:55 and 7:47 before finishing the final 0.2 miles at a 7:26 min/mile pace. Good run overall.
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!