Sunday, December 6, 2009
Weekly long run
After the snow yesterday and the really cool morning weather this morning (low 30's) Betsy and I didn't feel comfortable taking Cole outside for a run, so we Auntie Elana came over to watch him while we went for our run. Betsy decided to do a new route today, so we took off heading out towards the Potomac, with a quick jut out on Accokeek Rd. Once down to the river, we stopped for a minute and had some Sports Beans and then got going again. I had some really bad tightness in my hips and quads, but we still averaged 8:14 min/mile overall. Had one tough mile on the way back climbing Berry Hill where our pace dropped to 8:44, but overall we never dropped to a pace slower than 8:20 min/mile otherwise, knocking down the miles in 8:14, 8:08, 8:20, 8:16, 8:05, 8:17, 8:02, 8:20, 8:09, 8:44, 8:07 and 8:07 min. We did stop briefly after mile 11 because of tightness in Betsy's insole, but otherwise we had a good finish. Feeling very rough right now, but it was good to get out for the long run.
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!