Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Running Track... Wow its been a while...
Got out to track, although did it by myself at Bolling since Betsy still wasn't feeling right up to it all. Got started with an easy mile warmup at an 8:18 min/mile pace. After stretching out well, I got started running in the 88 degree heat, doing 6x400 with a 400 jog in between, trying to drop the time for each successive 400. I did just that, finishing each with 1:39, 1:44, 1:38, 1:36, 1:33 and then finishing with a 1:24 min (5:14 min/mile pace) before doing a 1/2 mile cool down. Wow, it was hot and humid and really tough, but was quite happy to have gotten in a good track workout for the first time in a long while!
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!