Our Coaches

Lauren Thidodeaux

Head Coach - Green/Yellow Half

Years Running: 2ish
(I did Couch to 5K in the summers of 2013 and 2014 on my own. I started running consistently for the first time in August of 2015 when I began training with USA Fit.)
Number of Marathons/ Half Marathons: 4 Half-Marathons
Hobbies besides running: Arts & crafts, photography, traveling, spending time with friends, I’m starting biking and swimming
Favorite races: Tyler Fresh 15K, Louisiana Half-Marathon, Downtown Christmas 5K
Favorite distance: 10K/ 6 miles to 15K/ 9 miles
* I wasn’t a runner, and I never thought it was a possible goal. It’s not as difficult as I thought it would be. Trust me, you can be a runner with time, perseverance, and a little hard work. Shreveport has the best running community, and everyone is super encouraging. No matter what you’re capable of now, you CAN be a runner too very soon! You’ll also make a lot of great running buddies!
* I’m a Shreveport native. I’m a proud graduate of C.E. Byrd and Louisiana Tech. 
* I have a dog named Toto and a bird named Charles “Chuck” Lindbirdh (he’s really my husband Seth’s bird). 
* I lived in Albania in Eastern Europe for my first year of teaching at an international Christian School.
* This is my 7th year teaching, but this is my first year teaching art at Forest Hill Elementary School.
* I’m the oldest of three. I have a brother and a sister who are twins.
* I enjoy traveling, photography, decorating, and arts & crafts.
* I LOVE to eat!
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