Saturday, December 12, 2009
Long run on a relaxed week
Betsy and I had to switch off because it was too cold to take Coley along with us, so Betsy got started earlier and had by all accounts a great run, and then I got to run. I got out at a pretty nice 7:40 min/mile pace and then found that I was picking it up on mile two, knocking out a 7:29 pace, so I decided to slow down and put out a pretty solid 7:40 min/mile pace most of the way. Overall I put down a 7:43 min/mile pace after finishing with a strong 7:30 last mile. It turns out that overall this run was a PR for both a 7 mile effort and for an 8 miler! Great run despite the cold weather.
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!