Saturday, November 28, 2009
Morning Long Run with the Fam!
We returned from Charlottesville yesterday and took the day off from workouts so that we would be prepared for our long run today. As I didn't sleep well (got to sleep around 2am) on Thursday and Betsy didn't get to sleep until after midnight last night, we slept in a bit this morning and therefore didn't get going until almost 10:30! With the chilly weather though, it wasn't really that bad of a deal to start a bit late. So we hit the road with Cole for our 10 mile run. I felt quite good most of the way, having a bit of soreness in my hips, but nothing too terrible. We kept a great pace, finishing in 1:22:17 (8:13 min/mile), with out miles in 8:21, 8:17, 8:09, 8:07, 8:14, 8:18, 8:14, 8:14, and then an 8:04 min mile. Betsy was a bit rough at the end, but finished strong despite it all! Great long run to get back into the swing of it!
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!