Monday, July 20, 2009
Ugh crappy run
Well Betsy is still not feeling that great so I left work early to get home to take Cole off her hands for a little bit. BEing that I hadn't gotten a workout in, I decided that I would take the little guy for a short run. Wow, did I ever feel crappy, tight muscles, fatigue, not to mention that it was really hot and humid, just a crappy run. Yet somehow I maintained just about an 8 min/mile pace the whole way pushing the stroller with Cole... Someone explain THAT to me? Anyway, I finished the 4.25 mile run in 34:17, with miles in 7:59, 8:02, 8:04, 8:15 and the last 1/4 mile at a 7:47 min/mile pace for a nice positive split, not what you hope for in a run. It is weird because I wanted to take it really easy and pull back to running 8:30-8:45 min/mile to recover, but I keep finding myself falling into that 8:00 min/mile pace...
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!