Race Recap: The Advocate 5K at The Louisiana Marathon

The Louisiana Marathon race weekend is one of my favorites of the year. I can’t explain why but it just is. Maybe it’s the energy, the friendly people, the beautiful course and even the great finisher festival. It’s a race I don’t think I’ll be missing.

Willie and I usually run the 5K the day before our big races. This year I was running the 5K and the full. Willie was running the 5K and the half. This year the race included the quarter marathon (6.55 miles) and I wish I would have signed up for that instead of the 5k. The price to change my race was a little too expensive so I stuck with the 5k.

Louisiana Marathon 2015

Something unusual happen this year, we actually knew a lot of people running this race. It was a nice reunion before we started the run. And like usual, it was a little chilly before the start.

Last year Willie and I ran the 5K together, but this year he told me he wasn’t having it. He felt like he wasn’t trained for running a faster race. That was fine. I was in the run for fun. When we took off, it was a mess. People were walking and blocking the way. I had to dodge people and run on the sidewalks. It wasn’t a pleasant experience but after the first mile things seem to even out.

Finished the 5k! I think I sailed my way to a new PR! Unofficial time is 28:29! #geauxrunla #teamchocolatemilk #nuunlove #headsweats #fitfluential #runhappy

Running down Park Blvd in Baton Rouge is the best. It’s so nice and pretty. I just love trees. This was just a nice run for me. I ended up with a PR of 28:14. I don’t know how that happened but it did.

After we were done, we headed to to finisher festival to enjoy the good eats. ┬áRead Willie’s blog to find out more about all the cajun treats we had.