Saturday, March 13, 2010
PR on Accokeek Access.
We are having a weekend of heavy rains, but before heading over to the Labrie's St Patrick's Day Dance party, I was able to sneak out for a 4 miler. Doing the Accokeek Access Loop, I started just seeing how I felt, but knocked down mile 1 at 7:18, then decided to keep it going as long as I could, finishing at 7:03 and 7:05 before finishing at a 6:47 min/mile pace for a total time of 28:29, beating my best time on that route by over a minute! Felt pretty good, had a quick breath at 3.8 miles, but quickly got it going again for the finish. Felt really good and was really happy with effort...
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!