Zydeco Updates!

Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement

Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement

Whether you are an early morning or late afternoon exerciser, properly replacing lost fluids is key to training. In order to receive optimal benefits from each workout, it is vital to properly replace lost fluids and, for some, electrolytes in order to recover fully...

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Avoiding Stress Fractures

Avoiding Stress Fractures

Were 34 days away from Zydeco! Dr. Brian Etier, Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Specialist at Acadiana Orthopedic Group with Lafayette General Health wants you to stay healthy with these tips for avoiding stress fractures. Dr. Etier | Knee Pain from Zydeco Marathon...

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Knee Pain And Running

Knee Pain And Running

Dr. Brian Etier, Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Specialist at Acadiana Orthopedic Group with Lafayette General Health is back. This time, he clears up the myths of knee pain during running and advises on reducing the risk. Dr. Etier | Knee Pain from Zydeco...

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Picking The Right Running Shoe IS Important

Picking The Right Running Shoe IS Important

There's a lot of fads out there, but a solid and sturdy running shoe from a high quality brand will never go out of style! Just take the advice here from Dr. Brian Etier, Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Specialist at Acadiana Orthopedic Group with Lafayette General...

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Exertional Hyponatremia

Exertional Hyponatremia

When an athlete consumes more fluids than necessary, and/or sodium lost in sweat is not adequately replaced, sodium in the bloodstream becomes diluted and can cause cerebral and/or pulmonary edema. Recognition: Possible symptoms include increasing headache, nausea,...

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Detecting and Treating Dehydration

Detecting and Treating Dehydration

When athletes don't replenish lost fluids they become dehydrated. Dehydration is as minimal as 2% body weight loss (BWL) and can hinder performance and thermo-regulatory function. Here are a few key points concerning dehydration: Recognition: Dry mouth, thirst,...

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Weight Loss During Training: Good or Bad?

Weight Loss During Training: Good or Bad?

All too often I hear clients’ frustrations surrounding lack of weight loss while training for an endurance event, such as a marathon or half marathon. One would assume that logging 50+ miles per week of running would automatically produce weight loss. However, this is...

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Run Forward. Give Back.

Run Forward. Give Back.

Whether you run the full, half, or share either with a relay, all Zydeco registrants can raise funds for babies undergoing NICU treatment at Lafayette General Medical Center. Proceeds from the charity running program will go to Lafayette General Foundation’s following...

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Getting Hungry After Your Workouts? Here’s Why!

Getting Hungry After Your Workouts? Here’s Why!

There are many things that influence our physical feeling of hunger, everything from timing of meals to what the meal is comprised of. Let’s examine what true hunger means, what can influence hunger and what foods you can choose to extend fullness and fuel all...

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How To Avoid Cold-Related Injuries

How To Avoid Cold-Related Injuries

It's getting chillier, and if you're one of the Zydeco's Southern runners, you may or may not be used to training in chillier temps. Although there's little chance of degrees below 30, the days that may come will surprise you, and you'll need to be prepared. For our...

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Race Date March 12-13th, 2022