Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mark Your Calendar! Group Run!

Cajun Road Runners Club is hosting a group run Wednesday, May 4th, at 6:00 p.m. from Fresh Market in River Ranch.  The distances are 3, 4.5, or 6.2 miles, and all are welcome.  We usually have a great turn out for these runs, and there are groups that do anywhere from a 7 minute to an 11 minute pace, so you will fit right in!  Come out and meet some great people!


Congrats to Danette Duval, Danielle d'Augereau, and Dustin Duval for their finish in the Renaissance Half Marathon in Ridgeland, Mississippi, this weekend!  

Congratulations to Mike Soileau and Joe Walker for their half marathon finish in Nashville today!
Great run, guys!!
Here's why  they're gonna be a little sore this week:
Race reports to follow!

NOTE:  If you want someone's achievements recognized on our site, just send an email to  geauxrun@gmail.com!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Just for fun...

Our friends at Brooks have a sense of humor.  Any of you guys who have ever had nipple issues on long runs will understand this.  Short, but funny video.  Enjoy

Festival International!

Hopefully everyone can take some time off from their training to visit the BEST festival in south Louisiana!  But, if you want to combine the two, there is always the Courir de Festival 5k tomorrow morning.  Hope to see you guys there! (Click the image for info)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What's it like to volunteer at an ultramarathon?

"You have to keep in mind that although the temps may have reached the upper 40′s during the day, we started out at 19F according to my truck thermometer and dipped way down in the 30′s on Saturday night.  We saw plenty of runners who were in a zombie state that would stand across our aid station table with a blank stare… we would have to talk them through some options and really encourage them to try something before we would actually get a request.  We may have missed a few, but I believe our volunteers were able to get some runners back out on the course with a little more clarity of mind and focus on the task at hand." - Lynn Ballard, DamNation Crew Chief at 2011's Rocky Raccoon 50 and 100 miler

Click the picture for the full article from Endurance Dave.

The Louisiana Marathon

Yesterday, the press conference was held in Baton Rouge announcing the
Inaugural Louisiana Marathon on January 15th.

Thinking about carrying this shoe. Thoughts, Opinions?

K Swiss Kwicky Blade Light Wins Runner's World Best Debut
Click the image for a short informational video.
From our friends at K Swiss:
We are proud to announce that the Kwicky Blade-Light has been named Runner’s World Best Debut in the 2011 Spring Shoe Guide! Out of the 20 shoes highlighted in the feature, only three receive award recognition.  Best Debut points to a new style that has received high marks from the Runner’s World Shoe Lab, editors, and the 350 real runner weartesters, who must log an average of 25 miles a week to qualify as a tester. This recognition is further proof that K-Swiss is not just a player in the running category but a leader and innovator. 

In the review, the Kwicky received raves about responsiveness, cushioning and arch wrap as well as how “the springy cushioning makes for a fast and light feel that’s moderately supportive without being too beefy.” 

Check out the review in the June issue of Runner’s World on newsstands starting May 3rd.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rumor Has It...

I hear that there will be ANOTHER new marathon in south Louisiana - in Lake Charles to be exact, some time around November.  I will give more details as soon as they come available.

It takes more than strong legs

What seperates the elites from us normal folks?  Mental tenacity, focus.

“We have towels at marathon finish to wipe away the spit on the winners’ faces,”  says Mary Wittenberg, president and chief executive of the New York Road Runners, the group that puts on the ING New York City Marathon. “Our creative team sometimes has to airbrush it off race photos that we want to use for ad campaigns.”

Click the picture above for the full story.

Thinking about carrying this shoe - Whatcha Think??

Earth Day Sneak Peek: 4 New Colors for the Green Silence

Hansons-Brooks Green Silence
Hansons-Brooks Green Silence
We launched the Green Silence in 2010 after spending three years researching recycled and sustainable materials, allowing you to make an eco-statement without sacrificing premium performance. The Green Silence is first and foremost a performance racing flat. We just made it as gentle on the earth as you are tough on the competition.

First, some numbers:
50x – BioMoGo midsoles break down 50x faster than the traditional EVA midsole found in most running shoes when placed in an active, enclosed landfill. That means the Green Silence biodegrades in 20 years, while an average shoe might take 1000. These midsoles will save 29.9 million pounds of landfill waste in roughly 20-25 years.

100% - The Green Silence is made using 100% water-based adhesives – which means they’re free of harmful solvents

100% - The Green Silence’s vibrant hues come from 100% non-toxic dyes and colorants that are free of hazardous heavy metals

100% - The shoe’s insole, collar foam, midsole, and sockliner are all 100% biodegradable

100% - The laces, gillies, and webbing are 100% made from recycled water bottles

65% - Due to the use of water-based adhesives and non-toxic dyes, there is a reduction of 65% in the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) used in the production of the Green Silence

50% - We use a compression molded perform (CMP) method to manufacture the Green Silence’s midsole – resulting in a 50% reduction in material waste

50% - The heel counter of each shoe is 50% made up of recycled compact discs

30% - The rubber outsole is 30% recycled

30% - Fewer component pieces means that 30% less energy is required to produce each pair of Green Silence

All of these small changes add up! And don’t just take our word for it – the Green Silence has been praised by The Daily Green, The Kind Life, and the NY Times “Green Inc.” blog to name a few.
The original unisex Hansons-Brooks color (Black / Maize / Roxy Red) was joined by new men’s (Black / Kelly Green) and women’s (Black / Turquoise) last fall. We’re launching 4 new colors in June 2011:
Men's in Blue Jewel / NightLife
Men's in Blue Jewel / NightLife
Women's in Hollyhock / Sulphur Springs
Women's in Hollyhock / Sulphur Springs
Men's in Crown Blue / Rio Red
Men's in Crown Blue / Rio Red
Women's in Vista Blue / Dark Denim
Women's in Vista Blue / Dark Denim
To learn more about our environmental efforts, including BioMoGo, our shoe boxes, and our CMP Midsole, please visit our Green Room.

Coupon Code for New Orleans Marathon!!

If you are running the New Orleans Marathon or Half Marathon next year, and register online, use the discount code "alumni" and you will save $30!  Offer only good until Thursday.  Click the image to register.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We need your help!!

First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who has visited our site so far!!  We have over 1,000 hits in less than a month!  Not bad for a store that hasn't opened its doors yet (update on that to come in the next few days).  Now, what we need from you guys is to start commenting on posts, and letting us know what else you would like us to talk about (If you are like us, the opinions should be plentiful :).  We want this to be an interactive site, so speak up, folks.

Again, big thanks to all of our friends (new and old) who have been so supportive of this endeavor.  We are looking forward to the store opening so we can talk to all of you guys in person!!

If you don't want to comment on the website, you can send your questions/comments to geauxrun@gmail.com.  Looking forward to hearing from you!


There's A New Race in Town

to Benefit Special Olympics
Saturday, May 7, 2011 • Girard Park, Lafayette, LA
Race Time 8:00 A.M.
Registration day of race 7:00 A.M.

Come out and show your support for our local law enforcement and a great cause!

Acadiana Law Enforcement
5K / 1 Mile Fun Run

Run for a Reason

Team in Training is now recruiting for their new season!  Click the TNT logo for a short video.

Team In Training (TNT) is the world's largest sports endurance training program and the most successful fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The program provides training to run or walk a full or half marathon, and participants raise funds for blood cancer research and patient services.
Since its inception in 1988, TNT has trained 440,000 athletes and raised over $1 billion for blood cancer research and patient services.

From the beginner to the seasoned pro, TNT offers the opportunity to get fit, make memories, and make a difference in the lives of others., by training for a half or full marathon.

The Mississippi/Louisiana Chapter is currently recruiting for these exciting events:

Nike Women's Marathon &
1/2 Marathon, A Race to Benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
San Francisco, CA
Run or Walk: Full or Half
October 16, 2011 

Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon & 1/2 Marathon  Savannah, GA
Run or Walk: Half or Full 
November 5, 2011

Gulf Coast Half Marathon
Gulf Coast Half MarathonMandeville, LA Run or Walk: Half
October 9, 2011 

Monday, April 25, 2011

But they're JUST girls...

Of course, the girls in question ARE Krissy Moehl and Devon Crosby Helms.  And, they did just set the fastest female time for a Rim To Rim To Rim run of the Grand Canyon (42 miles, and 11,000 feet of ascent in 9 hours 12 minutes).


Since the UL track team will be using the track (the audacity!) Tuesday evening, we will be moving the location of the suffering to Bendel Gardens for a speed/hill workout.  Oh yeah, it just keeps getting better, folks.  All speeds/abilities are welcome. We will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the empty lot on the right just as you turn into Bendel Gardens from Bendel Rd.  There is a water fountain on the route, but it doesn't always work, so bring your own refreshments.  And your big boy/girl pants. 

Shoot me an email if you have any questions or need directions.  (geauxrun@gmail.com)

Looking for someone to suffer with???

A group of local runners are meeting  at the UL Track Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m. for speedwork and a short cool down run afterwards (optional).  This is an "at your own pace" run.  This might be the perfect opportunity to see if misery really does love company...

Send a message to geauxrun@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.

Busy weekend ahead!!

Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend!  Now, back to business...this weekend is loaded with events - something for everyone, including the Courir du Festival 5k (Lafayette), Coushatta Tribe of LA 5k (Elton), Tour Lafitte (Lake Charles), among others.  No excuses, folks!  Support these local events, most of them benefit a charity, and all of them benefit your health. Go to http://www.lafayettefitness.org/ to get all the info you need on upcoming races.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Great Trail Running Video

If you have 4 minutes to spare, check this out. 
WARNING - it may make it very hard to sit at your desk all day.  Enjoy.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everybody!  Hope its a GREAT day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

You Know You Are An Ultrarunner When...

1. You know you're an ultrarunner when you don't finish on the same day as the winner.

2. You know you are an ultrarunner when you get to the 81 mile point of a 100 miler and say to yourself, "Wow, only 19 miles left!"

3. You know you are an ultra parent if; Your 6 year old knows the difference between a 100k and 100 miler. Whenever you announce an exciting family vacation, the first question is "Where is the race?"

4. On a long drive you see the road signs listing various mileages to different places and think of how long it would take to get there on foot rather than by the car your driving.
5. You've started a race in the dark, run all day, and finished in the dark (if you’re lucky).
6. Your non-Ultrarunning running friends look at you strange when you tell them that 10:00/Mile is a fast pace for a 100 mile race (not to mention most ultras).

7. You rotate your running shoes more often than you rotate your tires.

8. Your ideal way to celebrate your birthday is to run at least your age in miles with some fellow crazies.

9. You're tempted to look for a bush when there's a long line for the public restroom.
10. You don't think twice about eating food you've picked up off the floor.

Enjoy your Easter weekend!  Hope you can all sneak in a long run (or two :).

(Click the photo above for the full list.)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Great turnout for the CRRC Group Run!

CRRC Group runs are open to all, and with a variety of paces -
7 - 11 minutes per mile.
Watch this site for future group runs!!

Boston Pictures

Kurt Jagneaux, Marie Potter and Josh Falgout before the marathon.

Chuck Bernard, Marie and Josh.

Kurt Jagneaux, Josh and Marie.

Chuck, Josh and Marie.

Loading up for Hopkinton.

Scott Jurek setting the American 24 hour record

In April, 2010, Scott Jurek set out to beat the eleven year old American running record of 162 miles in 24 hours.  Here's the story of how he did just that. (Click the picture for the story.)

165.7 miles, and a new American record! Amazing


Click on Smitty's picture to read his race report from his first 50 miler. 
More to come...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Click on the picture for Edie's report on her first 50 miler, the Rocky Raccoon
Trail Run in Hunstville, Texas, February 2010.

El Scorcho

Looking for something different??
This is definitely different.  You can do either a 25k (15 miles) or a 50k (31 miles). 
Why is it called el Scorcho?  It's in July.  In Texas.  It's HOT people. 
But, they start it at midnight, so if you do collapse on the side of the trail,
less people will be able to see you. 
Click the image above for details.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

NEW!! The Louisiana Marathon - Coming in January!

Run close to home!
January 15, 2012 - The Louisiana Marathon in Baton Rouge
Details to follow, click the image above to visit their website!

Oldest runner of the Boston Marathon

For its oldest runner, the Boston Marathon is no big deal: Clarence Hartley may be 81, but he’s fought in two wars—Korea and Vietnam—and conquered both non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and prostate cancer. He easily qualified for the race, beating his age and gender's required time of 5:00 by 21 minutes. Runner’s World takes a look at his story: After having run almost 150 road races since the spry age of 68, the former Distinguished Lieutenant Colonel decided in 2005 it was time to aim for the marathon; he ran it in 4:09, qualifying for Boston.

But his two illnesses forced him to put that race off. “I remember lying on an exam table thinking about Lance Armstrong and what he accomplished," he notes. "I thought if I survived, I'd come back like he did and run Boston." Now, he's more than healthy: “The last time I felt so good was on my final combat mission in the Air Force in 1969." His goal for this morning's race? Beat "several thousand younger runners," he told Runner’s World. So how'd he do? 4:26:25. (Click to read about the record-setting winner of the race.)

Cajun Road Runners Group Run - Wed., April 20th - 6:00 p.m.

Cajun Road Runners Group Run!!
Wednesday, April 20.
We meet between 6:00 and 6:15 p.m. at
Fresh Market in RR.
There will be 2,3,4, and 6.2 mile routes, and there will be people doing everything
from a 7:00 to an 11:00 min pace. Come on out and join us! The run is open to all,
and a great way to get to know some great people!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Online registration for the Crescent City Classic ends at midnight

Online Registration for the Crescent City Classic ends tonight at midnight.  The 10k is next Saturday, April 23rd in New Orleans.  Great race, close to home.  Click the image above to register.

Kenya's Mutai wins Boston Marathon in record 2:03:02

BOSTON (AP) — Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai won the Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds — the fastest anyone has ever run the 26.2 mile distance.

The previous best of 2:03:59 was by Haile Gebrselassie in Berlin 2008. Because Monday's race had a strong tailwind on a downhill course, Mutai's run is not recognized by track's international governing body as a record.

For the full story, click here.

Boston Marathon

Kurt Jagneaux and John F with their race package.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Great Day for a Trail Run!

Beautiful morning for a run in Chicot!

We had a great turnout for our group trail run in Chicot State Park this morning. 
Thanks to all who came out and enjoyed what may be the last cool
morning we have for a while. 
The trails are in great shape, and the company was  AWESOME!
Thanks to Mark, Lane, Troy, Leroy, Smitty, Phillip, Edie, Liz and Chris for joining us!
(Chris is a brave soul who rode his mountain bike over the roots and bridges -
and didn't draw any blood!)
For your first time on this trail,
you gave those boys a run
for their money!!

Liz Wooster
(Yes, she's smiling!!)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cajun Road Runners Group Run - Wed., April 20th - 6:00 p.m.

Cajun Road Runners Group Run!!
Wednesday, April 20.
We meet between 6:00 and 6:15 p.m. at
Fresh Market in RR.
There will be 2,3,4, and 6.2 mile routes, and there will be people doing everything
from a 7:00 to an 11:00 min pace. Come on out and join us! The run is open to all,
and a great way to get to know some great people!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Trail Run at Chicot State Park THIS SUNDAY!!

Alright, everybody!  Our first group trail run is set for this Sunday, April 17th, at Chicot State Park.  We will meet at 7:00 a.m. just past the booth where you pay to enter the park ($1 per person).  Please respond if you are interested in joining us, and send along any questions.

We will be starting out before its too hot, but keep in mind that this run is self-supported, meaning there are no water fountains along the trail!  Since many of you are just getting started, we will put water bottles at one spot on the trail to help you out, though.

What you may need: bug spray, handheld water bottle if you have one (if not, you can just carry a bottle or use ours), and your big boy/girl pants.  For those of you wanting an out and back, as opposed to the 20 mile or so trail (which will be most folks, I believe), we will be avoiding the worst of the hills.  It is a slightly technical trail, though (roots, etc), so you have to keep your eyes open.  Assuming there is not a huge amount of rain between now and then, road shoes are just fine. 

If you are interested in carpooling, or you need directions to Chicot, shoot us an email at geauxrun@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Good Luck to Everyone Heading to Boston!

All of you who are heading to Bean Town for a little run this weekend, are in our thoughts.  Even though we can't be there to cheer you on, we are with you in spirit.  Congratulations on just earning your spot on the start line.  We know you will represent Cajun Country well! 

And remember, as the Adidas ad once said:
"It's rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud."

IronWoman Linsey Corbin at Precision Bikes

Proven IronWoman Linsey Corbin is making a stop in Lafayette,
in preparation for the New Orleans 70.3 Ironman.
You'll have a chance to meet her tomorrow,
Thursday 4-14-2011
at Precision Bikes, between 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

CajunMan Triathlon

From Rusty Bex, CajunMan Race Director:

The 2011 version of the CajunMan Triathlon is set to go.  This will be the 15th year Anniversary!  We promise to make it bigger and better than ever!!  The date for this year’s event is September 11, 2011.
Nothing has changed.  Same great course – with some of the bike course being repaved.  We will try to plant some trees on the run course to provide shade – but those trees just don’t grow fast enough!!  Oh, well – to be a man, you must be a CajunMan and endure the South Louisiana heat!! Our website has been updated and you can find updates and news by clicking on http://www.lafayettefitness.org/.

We will have two options for you to sign up this year.  You can sign up in person at Smoothie Factory (125 Arnould Blvd., Lafayette, LA   337-989-7001) or you can sign up online at Active.com.  A link will be on our website real soon.  Registration will open up May 22 online.  But registration at Smoothie Factory will open up in a couple of weeks.  More information and a definitive date real soon.
Please remember that the CajunMan Triathlon sells out every year (last 10 years) so please sign up early.  We have a field limit of 500.

Chevron Houston Marathon Registration Opens June 1

The Houston Marathon has announced that registration for the lottery opens June 1.  NEW this year, are a guaranteed number of spots for those with qualifying times: 4:00 or less (men and women) for the full, and 2:00 or less (men and women) for the half.  For more info, check out their site.  This is a GREAT race - very well run, and flat as a pancake if you don't count those overpasses.

The race date is January 15, 2012.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Busy weekend ahead for Acadiana's athletes!!

As so many of our friends head into a busy weekend of chasing their goals at the New Orleans Ironman 70.3, and the
Boston Marathon, we figured a little inspiration
might be welcomed..
If you haven't seen this, you will love it. 
If you have seen it, you should watch it again.  

Date Set for the Mardi Gras Marathon!

Mark your calendars!!

The date for the 2012 Mardi Gras Marathon has been set for Sunday, March 4th!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Boston Marathon

7 days til Boston!!

Crescent City Classic 10k - April 23rd

World Class Race, Close To Home!

This event is a nationally recognized 10 Km road race (6.2 miles) that is held the Saturday before Easter. Attended by almost 20,000 entrants, it is a fast, point to point course that starts by the river, across from Jackson Square, and finishes in City Park. The course is a USAT&F sanctioned and certified 10,000 meters (Certification: LA 00002 PR) where a world record was recorded in the 2002 event. The race is also complemented by a great Expo and features a fabulous post race party.
Online registration ends April 18th!
Click the image above for more details.