Saturday, June 20, 2009
Rough running in the rain at Belle Haven.
Had a rough night with Cole so Betsy and I woke up late so we got caught in the rain. Ugh... Started running north, turning around at Jone's Point Lighthouse then heading back down to just past the 5 mile mark to turn around and head back to the car. We hHad to stop multiple times to put on and take of the rain shield from Cole's stroller and neither Betsy or I really ever got comfortable. BUT, we did finish the 9 mile run, putting in the miles in 8:38, 8:19, 8:26, 8:25, 8:32, 9:16, 8:20, 8:04 and then 8:08 min, with an overall finish time of 1:16:58 for an average pace of 8:32 min/mile. Not great, but considering how crappy we both felt, not as terrible as I would have thought.
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!