Monday, August 24, 2009
Afternoon run with the boy!
Got home and even though it was a bit later than I had hoped, I got out for what was to be a nice easy recovery run. We got started and after a couple quick stops to pee and adjust, got moving and finished off the 4 mile run in 32:54, keeping pace at 8:09 min/mile. Was quite amazingly consistent, putting miles in 8:07, 8:08, 8:11 and 8:12! Felt pretty decent and was happy that I was able to give a nice recovery effort without ending up pushing harder than I wanted. Felt great overall and looking forward to the Annapolis 10 miler this weekend.
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!