Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Upcoming group run, and other stuff

A group of us are going out to Chicot State Park this Saturday, December 22nd for a group run of different distances, and all are welcome to join in! We will be meeting at the main trail head at 7:30 am, ready to run.  If you have questions, email me at 

With Loup Garou being out there last weekend, I want to do one more loop just to be sure we didn't miss any trash or trail markings.  I doubt we did, we scoured every inch of that course, but I want to be sure that we are leaving it better than we found it.  And, I have a 100 miler in April so I need to run anyway, so why not do it on my favorite trail?

Speaking of that 100 miler - I am super excited about it, and I wanted to share it with all of you.  It is called the Screaming Monkey 100 and it is hosted by the GOATS (Get on a trail, Shreveport).  These guys are super enthusiastic trail lovers, and I have now doubt that this will be a top notch event.  They have a variety of distances available, so everyone can find one that fits their needs.  Here is their description:

The inaugural Screaming Monkey 100 will kick off at Eddie D. Jones Park in Keithville, Louisiana. Eddie D. Jones is unofficially known as The Monkey Trails due to its proximity to a National Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Monkey Trails is a Top 10 Mountain Bike destination in Louisiana and is large enough to support sizeable loops; runners will have the option of a half marathon, or ultra distances of a 26.5 miler, a 100k and a 100 miler all happening on Saturday the 6th. 

The course itself will feature miles and miles of undulating, technical single track and a section of wide-open equestrian trails. Runners will hear the nearby primates during many sections of the trail. The terrain varies from technical forest track to pine-straw-covered, rolling red-clay hills. There is even a ravine section that will make you wonder if you're still in Louisiana. Both the 100M and 100K participants will go through the gates of a Louisiana State Prison that shut down in 2012. Just imagine what that aid station will be like... 

The race is a true trail festival. On Sunday April 7th, a 5k, and a 10k are being offered. This will serve to bring new energy to the race as the 100 milers will be nearing their final push to finish at that time.

Looks fun!!
Also, find them on Facebook to keep up with the latest race details.  This will be a fun one, and I hope to see all my trail friends out there!
Happy Running!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Upcoming Group Runs

Saturday, August 25th  7:00 am.  Louisiana State Arboretum Trails
4213 Chicot Park Road, Ville Platte, Louisiana

  • Meeting at the front gate, ready to run by 7 am.  There are bathrooms and a water fountain at the trailhead.  The whole loop is 4.7 miles but can be shortened with cut across trails.  There are maps available at the trailhead.  You are responsible for your own nutrition and hydration for the run.  Mildly technical (rooty) in spots, and some climbs.  Walker friendly, but no pets allowed in the arboretum. Human families welcome though.  :-) 
Saturday, November 17th 7:00 am   Red Dirt Group Run / Camping Trip
Lotus Camp, Kisatchie National Forest  Provencal, Louisiana
  • We are heading up to the Red Dirt trail this weekend to run the trail and camp. The weather should be perfect! I will need a 35 mile training run, so I will be doing the whole loop, but you can choose any distance you would like by doing an out and back, or just stay back at the campsites and enjoy this beautiful park! We generally camp in Lotus Campground, right on the trail. More details to come as it gets closer. Mark your calendars. Families welcome.
Any questions about these, email Edie at

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Group Runs!

We are beginning to schedule our fall/winter group trail runs, and I wanted to keep you guys updated.  Here are the two we have so far - one to the Chicot State Park Arboretum and one to the Sandstone (Red Dirt) Trail.  As we add more, I will add them here, but in the meantime, if you are on Facebook, follow the Paix Running page to get the latest news! Click the picture to go to the event page.  

Arboretum Group Run - Ville Platte, Louisiana - August 11, 2018 7:00 am 

Red Dirt Group Run / Camping Trip  November 17, 2018  Kisatchie National Forest

Email Edie with any questions at

Happy Running! 


Monday, January 29, 2018

Taper week from an RD's perspective

What is taper week like for the race volunteers? 
 Click the picture to find out.