Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Running at Lunch with Mike
Got out a bit later than usual, but Mike was down so we got started. Got out at a nice pace, starting with a 7:55 and then a 7:50 min mile before hitting the hill, where we dropped our pace to 8:23. Picked it back up on the way down though, putting in an 8:02 mile. After that, Mike decided that he was going to do 8 miles, so he went for another loop up the hill while I headed back to NRL. I took a quick second to get rid of a side stitch and then got going again finishing the next two miles in 8:06 and 7:57 min before finishing the final 0.2 miles at a 7:35 min/mile pace. Great run.
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!