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Race Recap: Pack the Pantry 5K


Saturday morning brought forth some really nice weather and as a family we made our way to Dedham, Massachusetts for the Pack the Pantry 5K. Mrs. Running Griffin and I were tackling the 5K race while our two daughters opted to run the .5 mile fun run. The race was hosted by St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and raised funds for the Dedham Food Pantry.

The kids fun run featured a lapped race and I’m happy to report that our oldest daughter came in first place in the fun run! Way to go!

When the 5K was ready to kick off, runners made their way out onto the course following a quick blessing and fair warning from the race director that there were some hills mixed into the race. I ran this race last year and the race director was spot on in his assessment so it was out onto the course and time to gear up for some hills.

I felt good throughout the entire stretch of the run and realized that I was in fifth place overall as I was running the race. I wanted to maintain a healthy pace on both the flat stretches but more importantly on the uphill sections of the race and tried maintaining a pace and focused on keeping steady. There was a much needed water stop around the midpoint of the race right before tackling the steepest section of hills which was certainly needed with the warm temperatures of June starting to greet the region.  After making the final right turn of the race onto the main road heading about .5 miles into the finish line the terrain changed to a downhill straightaway allowing for a little bit of a kick into the finish line.

I finished in fifth place overall in the race and ended with a time of 23:43, good for 7:39/miles.


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  1. James Butler
    June 11, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Thanks for taking part! I’m sorry I didn’t get to greet you and your family personally! God’s continued blessing on your running. I enjoy following you!

  1. December 13, 2019 at 3:13 pm

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