Monday, May 3, 2010
Easy run on the treadmill.
I didn't get out at lunch time today (won't get to tomorrow either) so I planned on running with the doodlebug when I got home from work. Unfortunately, Cole decided tht wasn't in his itinerary for the afternoon and therefore I had to reschedule. The treadmill would have to do! Considering the intense humidity and 80 degree weather outside in comparison to the cool basement, it actually wasn't as bad as I anticipated, plus it forced me to maintain an easy pace for the recovery run, rather than my typical over effort in spite of myself. Overall I finished 4 miles at an 8:18 min/mile pace, keeping a pace of 8:20 most of the way before kicking in at 7:30 for the final quarter mile. Good run. Hopefully I can get back outside tomorrow!
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!