Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Morning track at Chicamuxen
The weather for today was mid 90's, high humidity and an air quality advisory, so Betsy and I quickly made the decision last night to do track first thing this morning to avoid the hell that was DC this evening. Got down to Chicamuxen a bit late after having a terrible night sleep, but we got going just the same, putting in 8x400 with a 200 jog in between. Started with a 1 mile warm up at an 8:26 min/mile pace then went on with the 400's finishing them in 1:32, 1:36, 1:34, 1:31, 1:32, 1:31, 1:29 and then a 1:25 min (5:11 min/mile pace). Felt pretty good despite the lack of sleep and then cooled down with a 800 jog.
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!