Tuesday, December 1, 2009
No Track? How about a Tempo Run?
Well it turns out that Elana couldn't watch Cole for us tonight so Betsy and I had to cancel on our trip to track. So instead I headed over to Bolling AFB to get in a nice tempo run as replacement. Overall, I put in a nice 6 miler at a pace 7:33 min/mile, breaking in easier with a 7:50 first mile, then dropping down to 7:31, 7:33, 7:34, 7:33 and then finishing off with a final 7:21 min/mile. Good run considering I beat my previous PR by well over 2 min.
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!