Sunday, July 5, 2009
Morning Run in North Attleboro
We arrived at my grandfather's late yesterday afternoon and after saying hi and getting settled in, we went out for dinner and then came home, where Gramp and I watched the Red Sox lose to the Mariners (all the fault of that damn kid who stole the foul ball from Youk... GRRRRR....). Well Cole decided that 6am wasn't too early to wake up, so after sitting in bed for a few mins I finally got up and got out for my run. I got outside to see a gorgeous, if only slightly cool morning, with the sun still rising. After a brief stretch, I got going and man did I feel good. I did find out that Mapmyride apparently doesn't know N. Attleboro very well, as it told me I could do a loop somewhere that turned out to be a deadend. Anyway, that shortened my run by about a mile, so I ended up finishing with 6.5 miles total. I didn't have a single mile over 8 min/mile, steadily knocking off the miles miles in 7:59, 7:40, 7:48 and 7:50 before pushing a bit more and starting to negative split, finishing the last 2 and 1/2 miles in 7:33 and 7:28 and then at a 7:13 min/mile pace for the final 0.5 miles. Great run over all, not many hills, but enough terrain to keep it interesting.
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!