Saturday, December 5, 2009
Trainer workout with Betsy!
For a nice new treat, Betsy joined me this morning for a trainer workout due to the SNOW that we are getting. Since she hasn't done any trainer work in well over a year, she wanted to do a recovery workout, so we settled on Spinervals Recharge, which includes a lot of long intervals at steady pace (3 and 1 min efforts) finishing off with some nice short sprint build work. It was really enjoyable, distracting at times watching Cole play around (a good kind of distraction!) and the time past really quick, then off to some friend's for a Pirate-themed birthday party and then home to watch the UF vs. Bama SEC Championship game!
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!