Our Coaches


Lauren Thibodeaux

Head Coach - Half Marathon

Years Running: 4 years

Number of Half Marathons: 7 Half-Marathons

Hobbies besides running: Arts & crafts, photography, traveling, spending time with friends

Favorite races: Tyler Fresh 15K, Louisiana Half-Marathon, Downtown Christmas 5K, Backroads & Bayous 10-miler

Favorite distance: 15K/ 9 miles:

I did Couch to 5K programs 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. 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 have a dog named Toto and a bird named Charles “Chuck” Lindbirdh (he’s really my husband Seth’s bird). I ran the Heroes Half at 15 weeks pregnant. I stopped running around week 20. I’m looking forward to starting running again and hoping to run my first marathon soon.

I have been an elementary school teacher for 8 years, and this is my third year teaching art at Forest Hill Elementary School. I LOVE to eat!  My husband Seth & I just had our first baby, a sweet boy April 2019.

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