Saturday, August 1, 2009
Saturday Long Run with the Family.
Well Betsy being sick last weekend, we got back on track and got out for our weekly long run, this time getting in 12 miles at an 8:20 min/mile pace. Started off at our usually starting point of Belle Haven Marina, running north along the water for 2 miles looping back through the tunnel in Alexandria and heading back to Belle Haven for the last 8 miles. Overall I started off feeling pretty good, but hit a rough patch at about miles 7 and 8 or so, but got it back together for a strong run back to the finish. Cole loved the run once again, pointing to the planes overhead, chattering and singing away, really makes me love these group runs! Finished the miles in 8:29, 8:18, 8:26, 8:13, 8:23, 8:20, 8:32, 8:14, 8:28, 8:20, 8:17, and then pushed for a final mile in 7:53 min.
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!