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Pumpkin Run 5k

Last weekend I participated in the Pumpkin Run 5k for LeBonnheur Children’s Hospital.

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It was a cool morning but not cold. I wore my new Nike running capris/skirt and I think this is going to be a favorite for me to run in this fall. I wear compression socks to help with shin splints, and yes they help a lot.

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There were a lot of people.

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At mile 2 I still felt pretty strong. I pushed hard and actually pushed too hard. I was sick at mile 3 but got up and ran in for a strong finish.

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36:16 – 237 of 1112 and 35 of 91 for the 35-39 age group (I will be glad to age into a new group next year).

My previous best race time was just over 39 minutes. THREE MINUTES better time. Yeah, I will take that.