Thursday, December 17, 2009
Treadmill Track Workout!
Since I missed track practice on Tuesday, I decided to break at lunch today to get a track workout. But of course being a wuss and it being 30 degrees out, I decided to do the workout on a treadmill! And once again I had the good fortune of getting stuck with the treadmill with the TV that is stuck on Fox 'news' (quotes intentional). Well anyway I did the workout set out by Jerry, starting with a mile warmup at an 8:30 min/mile pace and then doing a 6:49 mile, a 5:00 min 3/4 mile (6:40 pace) a 3:12 1/2 mile (6:24 pace) and then a final 3:09 min 1/2 mile (6:18 pace) with a 400 jog at 8:30 min/mile in between each effort. I finished off with a nice 3/4 mile cooldown. Good workout overall!
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!