Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sample Training Plan for the 40 Miler

Here is a sample 40 mile training plan.  Adjust it to fit into your schedule.  I based it on running 4 days a week because I never run more than that, but if you feel compelled to add a day, go for it.  I would suggest doing some type of moderate speedwork on the Tuesday, and make at least a part of your Thursday run a hill workout (parking towers, stairs, something). 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Our Chicot!

Nothing makes me happier than seeing my favorite place on earth displayed in such a beautiful way.  I have run the 20 mile loop around Lake Chicot more times than I can count, and every single time I am blown away by her beauty.  Here is a short video some friends put together so that you can get an idea of what you will get to see if you sign up for Loup Garou.  It won't be quite as green in December, but it will be even more beautiful! 



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Here we go....

It is hard to put into words how excited I am to say this... because of the high interest in this event, we have decided to start it a year earlier than expected, and host the inaugural Loup Garou Trail Run THIS December!!  That's right!  December 16th, 2017, will officially be the first installment of what I know will become one of the most loved trail races in Louisiana - and that is saying a lot considering the great work my race director buddies are doing in our great state.

I was hesitant to start this race up this year for a couple of reasons, one of which being finances.  It is incredibly important to me that if I am going to put on a race, I am going to do it right, with no expense spared to give the runners the best possible experience.  I was planning on saving up over the next year to prepare for Loup Garou 2018, but I am blessed to have so many people that believe in what we are doing here that I have had multiple people offer to back the race financially, knowing it will be a high quality event.

I have also had many runners express their impatience in waiting for the 2018 date (how amazing are you people, anyway?).  So, I accepted a friend of Paix Running's offer to help to get this race off the ground and it is official. The date is set.  My next step was reaching out to my key volunteers, and the quickness of their response time and the enthusiasm of their answers further confirmed that this is the right decision.  Every one was a whole-hearted "YES" or "ABSOLUTELY", or "HOT DAMN!  THAT IS EXCITING!!" (my personal favorite).

So, the volunteers are in place, the venue is booked (I love working with our Office of State Parks - good people), the logo is being amended to say 2017, and I am SO EXCITED!!  I can not wait to bring people to this incredibly beautiful trail - our stomping grounds and favorite training spot.

The registration will be open on Ultrasignup shortly - I will keep you posted.  Thank you all for your support and confidence in our Paix Running team. Our Louisiana trail running family is pretty special.

Happy Running! 

Edie

Friday, April 21, 2017

DECEMBER 15, 2018

EDIT!  Due to popular demand, we are starting this run early!  Saturday, December 16th, 2017 will be the FIRST Loup Garou Trail Run.  We hope to see all of you there! 

Well, it is official! The inaugural Loup Garou Trail Run is set for Saturday, December 15th, 2018, on our home trail of Chicot State Park.  ( To read the legend of the Loup Garou, click here.) This is located in Ville Platte, Louisiana, and it is my FAVORITE trail to train on, and one of the most "Louisiana" trails you can get.  It offers long bridges through cypress swamps, piney woods, just enough hills to keep it interesting, and is run mostly on single track trails.


One of the many sights you will see along the trail.

This is a 20 mile loop around Lake Chicot, with beautiful views all along the way.  It is our stomping ground, and we love this trail.  Depending on the weather and your training, Chicot can be both a beauty and a beast, but if you are looking to experience Louisiana with Cajun hospitality at every aid station - this is the race for you! The same crew that brought you Red Dirt will be out there for Loup Garou taking care of your every need and administering tough love as required. 

We are offering 20, 40, 60, and 100 mile options. (1,2,3 or 5 loops - because math).

Tara Breaux on the 16 mile bridge during 2017's Chicot Challenge 100 Mile Relay


I really could not be more excited to invite all of you to fall in love with Chicot State Park as we have.  Hope to see all of you in 2018! 




Monday, March 20, 2017

COMING SOON!

As Cajun as you can get.
Coming to a swamp near you.
Details soon.