Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Group Run at Red Dirt!

For anyone interested in checking out the course where the Red Dirt Ultra is run, or if you just want to come out and experience one of the most beautiful trails Louisiana has to offer, here is your chance!

A group of folks (myself included) are heading up to the Kisatchie National Forest on Friday, September 22nd and camping there for the weekend.  We have some running on both Saturday and Sunday.  Any distance is fine, since anyone can start with the group and turn around and head back when they are ready.  We have some doing the whole 31 mile loop and others doing out and backs of different distances.

The location of this is the Sandstone Loop, off of exit 119 (Cloutierville Exit) on I-49 North. It is about 20 miles south of Natchitoches.

EDIT:  Due to the high temperatures we will not be camping for this run.  A group of us are spending the night in Natchitoches and driving in to the trail in the morning.  We will be at Lotus campground, ready to run by 7 a.m.

If you are interested and have any questions, email me, Edie, at

All are welcome to come out and enjoy this beautiful area!

Happy Running, Y'all!
Here is a sample training plan for the Loup Garou 40 Miler (  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 want to add a day, go for it.  I would suggest doing some moderate speedwork on the Tuesday runs and adding hill work into the Thursday runs.  --Edie