Hollyday's Hustle (5k)

While it may not be the best quality picture, it shows everyone who went running with us
I'm training for a half marathon in January with a group of girls in my sorority and others on LSU's campus called Sole Sisters. Well, this past weekend I ran the Hollyday's Hustle with a few other girls in my sorority.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect, not having actually run a 5k before, but when I got there I was really relieved. We left super early in the morning (7:45am) to get there early enough to warm up and get pre-race nerves out.

They had breakfast and coffee and water available to all the runners and even a warm up session to prepare us for the race. In my training packet, there's a specific way we run for beginners, so I ran the race training that way.

My time was 39:04, which was really good for 3.1 miles. I wasn't expecting to come in under an hour, nevertheless under 45 minutes. My average mile time was about 12:30, which is 30 seconds faster than my past few runs.

It was so great to actually be able to run with other people, and run a different route from the one I'm used to running. I can't wait until another 5k comes up!

I'm off to New Orleans for the weekend, but I hope y'all all have a really great weekend!

Do you run? Have you ever walked/ran a 5k before?

3 comments

  1. I do not run unless chased! But good job in beating your personal best! That's so great!

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  2. Great job! It's great you have a group to keep you motivated and make it more fun!

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  3. i'm running my first 5k on thanksgiving! well.. probably jogging it is more of an accurate statement. but i'm excited about it! my boyfriend ran a half marathon over the summer and really encouraged me to get in shape and start running! great job running your miles 30 seconds faster than you had before! that's awesome!

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