Saturday, July 18, 2009
Weekend long run with the Family!
Once again we took off this morning for the Mt. Vernon Trail to get in our long run. Betsy's back has been bothering her the last few days, so it was a question whether or not we would make it, but owing to her toughness she made it out for the 10 miler. She never felt great, but we finished the 10 mile run with only a couple stops to get in some bathroom breaks and still managed to finish with a 8:24 min/mile pace. Overall we finished the miles in 8:36, 8:16, 8:22, 8:26, 8:28, 8:19, 8:38, 8:36,8:20 and then finishing the final mile in 8:07. It was still pretty hot, but significantly better than the last couple days so it was fairly decent, but a bit short of 'enjoyable'...
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!