Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ready, Set, Geaux

Click the picture for our article in the Independent. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Salomon/Sole/Petzl Rep In Town Today!!

Checking out the Sole insoles that we will be carrying.  We will have ones that fit into cycling shoes, as well
as ones for running/walking shoes.  You heat them in the oven for a couple of minutes, put them in your 
shoes and stand on them for a minute or so, and they form to your foot to 
give you just the right amount of support!  
Checking out the Petzl computer program that allows you to program your headlamp
to last as long as you need it, using the amount of lumens you need to get the job done.  Perfect
for running trails all night - program it for a lower level, and have steady light all night, 
or for fishing or hunting, where you might need brighter light for a shorter time.
Very easy to use, and eliminates the need for more than one light!

Monday, June 27, 2011

A place to sit!

You will no longer have to hop on one foot to try on the shoes :).

Group Run!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!  CRRC Group run Wednesday evening, 7:00, from the Fresh Market parking lot in River Ranch.  Distance is up to you.  All paces welcome.  Message me at geauxrun@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Kilian Jornet wins Western States 100

Kilian Jornet of Catalonia (Spain) held on to become the first overseas overall winner of the Western States 100 mile endurance run, with a finishing time of 15:34, the third fastest time ever!

The overall female winner, Canadian resident Ellie Greenwood finished in 17:55.

BIG Congratulations to a friend of Geaux Run, John Powers for his 29:22 finish!!  
Super proud of you, John!

Click the pictures for related stories.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Store update!

Lots of great things happening at Geaux Run!  We spent the afternoon in training with the Newton tech rep on Wednesday (thanks, Jordan!), and we are meeting with the Salomon rep this Tuesday. 

Our KSwiss and Brooks orders should be in by the end of the week, followed closely by Salomon!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!  If you have ever wondered what the deal is with Newton, and why so many people are starting to make the switch, we are having a free informational seminar, open to the public, on Saturday, July 2nd! This will be a great way to spend some time in the shoes, and have all of
your questions answered.  No obligation to buy! As soon as I have the actual time, I will post it here,
so keep checking!

For the rest of you, this will be a great opportunity to come check out the store.

The Grand Opening is being planned as we speak, so details on that should be posted within the next few days! 

Thank you for all of your patience and support.  Believe me that no one is more ready to get this store open than we are.  We look forward to seeing all of our running buddies again.

And they're off!!

The Western States 100 mile endurance run is under way!  Good luck to John Powers, and his pacer, Fred Arsement.  This years race is the third snowiest in history, with the first 15 miles of the course covered in the white stuff.  Click the image above for the article from the Sierra Sun.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Mark and Donald with the Newton Tech Rep, Jordan.  It's going to be great working with this brand!  Looking forward to the July 2nd demonstration and training class!  Open to everyone, no commitment to buy!!  Just come on in and get some information on this great brand!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Running From Pole to Pole

Pat Farmer wants to raise $100 million  for the Red Cross, so what did he decide to do?  Well, sell his house and run from the North Pole to the South Pole, of course. 13,000 miles.  Check out his site: http://poletopolerun.com/ for more information.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ability is what you are capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
--Lou Holtz

Anton Krupicka - Injured

From his blog :  http://antonkrupicka.blogspot.com/

"On my run Saturday morning I'd just descended Green Mountain and was about to leave the Chautauqua meadows dirt for the mile-long paved jog back to my apartment when--on an embarrassingly benign stretch of smooth trail--I caught my left toe on something and instead of just faceplanting (and merely scraping/bruising my forearms) like I usually do, my right leg came through to catch my fall, which would've been fine except that my right knee then hyperextended violently with an audible crack and I fell to the ground. As this happened I had a few involuntary screams owing to the fact that I'd just ripped my hamstring and IT band off the fibular head, along with a sizeable chunk of bone. Of course, I wouldn't really know that until later after I got x-rays and whatnot, which apparently also show some potential damage to the tibial plateau."  For the full post (including the view of his xray), click here.

Friday, June 17, 2011

It's Coming Together!!

Donald, Edie, Emma, Phillip and Mark 
Talking business and hydrating :)
(Photo credit:  Smitty)

Justin and Phillip unpacking boxes!!
These are two GREAT guys.  No snobs here, folks, just
runners who love what they do, and are looking forward to 
helping you to reach your goals.

Saturday Morning Group Run!

CRRC is leading a group run tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. in Bendel Gardens.  Many different distances/paces will be there!  Great way to meet some really cool runners in town!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"Ride and Tie" - combining horseback riding and ultrarunning

"Starting at age 10, Sara Howard would ask, and her father, Jim, would put her off. Not ready yet. Dangerous sport, this ride and tie, in which a team of two trade off running and riding a horse in what essentially is a game of equine leapfrog. The start alone, all those stampeding hooves, can end in disaster. Better to wait until you're older. How old? Well, Dad'll be the judge of that."
Click the image for the full article.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Newton Demonstration and Training Class at Geaux Run!

We are happy to say that Ryan Bassham, with Newton Running, will be at GEAUX RUN the afternoon of Saturday, July 2nd, to answer questions about the Newton brand.  This is a great opportunity to spend some time in the shoes, and get the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision about whether this is the right brand for you. There is no charge for this, and it is open to everyone.  As the time draws near, I will post the specific times.  If you have any questions, call Edie at 337-706-8763.

"No matter your body type, fitness level or experience as a runner, the biggest factors in increasing your running performance and reducing common overuse injuries is learning how to run naturally, and wearing shoes with nearly level profiles."  Click the image for an article on how to improve your running form. Click here to see our previous post about Newton.

World's Most Marketable Athlete

Usain Bolt is the world’s most marketable  athlete

World and Olympic 100 and 200 metre champion Usain Bolt has replaced NBA star LeBron James as the most marketable sportsman on the planet. That is the headline result from SportsPro’s second annual ranking of the world’s 50 most marketable athletes, published in the June issue of the magazine.

Athletes have been ranked according to their marketing potential over a three-year period. James drops to second in the list, with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo ranked third.
The list comprises the 50 athletes deemed by SportsPro to offer value for marketing 
money if signed today to a long-term global endorsement deal.

As the sports landscape has shifted over the last 12 months, so has the make-up of these unique rankings. Clearly, when evaluating ‘potential’, a degree of subjectivity is involved. Nevertheless, myriad resources were consulted and contacts nigh-on interrogated.

As was the case last year, the list has been designed and compiled to shed light on where the value might lie across the industry, and as a basis for discussion – both a snapshot of the moment and a three-year forecast.
This year’s list features 16 new entries but only five women. There are 19 Americans on the list, six Britons and, in all, representatives from 19 countries. 18 sports are represented, including seven racing drivers and seven basketball players. Six soccer players make the list.

When The Going Gets Tough

Here are a few tips from ultrarunning guru, Marshall Ulrich.  
They were made with ultra distances in mind, but they apply to us all:

10. Expect a journey and a battle–
“Life is not always simple. Don’t think that it’s just going to be smooth and not a rocky road. Accept that in your mind and then you can deal with things.”
9. Focus on the present and set intermediate goals—-
“Don’t get too far ahead of yourself. Just stay in the present. If you’ve got some sort of problem…just deal with that. Take a deep breath and solve that one problem and then you can go on to others.”
8. Don’t dwell on the negative–
“I think it helps to step outside of ourselves and not live in our own space or our own head too much. Look at what’s happening out there and focus on even problems of the world or other people. It kind of takes that focus from ourselves.”
7. Transcend the physical–
“If you’ve got an injury, say you’ve twisted an ankle and you want to keep going–providing you’re not doing damage to yourself–take that focus off that ankle. You can keep going as long as you don’t get locked into thinking about it continuously. You can transcend that physical aspect.”
6. Accept your fate—
“Just accept it for what it is and take it one step at a time.”
5. Have confidence that you will succeed—
Recall experiences, “where you’ve had success in the past. It will give you confidence to go beyond what you normally thought you could.”
4. Know that there will be an end—
“There will be an end and we can go on to more fertile soil.”
3. Suffering is okay—
“That’s the human condition. We’re all going to suffer on one level or another.”
2. Be kind to yourself—
“If you’re running and you need to walk a little bit. That’s okay. Know that you have weaknesses just like anybody else.”
1. Quitting is not an option—
“Everybody is going to think about quitting. I think about quitting. But you can’t let it overwhelm you. You can’t let it stop you from your success. And if you frame it in that way–that quitting is not an option–I think that’s the best thing to do.”

Monday, June 13, 2011

If You Don't Like "Going" In The Woods...

The Japanese Have Developed a Wearable Emergency Toilet

Click the picture for article and video.  Oh yeah - there's a video.
It would be interesting seeing a bunch of these guys along the trails.



Sunday, June 12, 2011

Acadiana Athletes Getting It Done In Indian Creek!

Kurt Jagneaux, Scott Hollier, and Will Collier 
placed first in the relay at the Indian Creek Tri!  
Great job, guys!!
Fun fact:  their combined age is 162! 
Showing the young guys how it's done!


 Great job, Dave and Amy LeBlanc on their impressive finishes at the Iron Mountain Triathlon!

 Dave - 3rd place in his age group!

Amy - 2nd place in her age group!

According to Dave:  
"Ok, well they don't call it "Iron Mountain" for nothing. The course was BRUTAL! Scorching heat and not a level place on the bike or the run. Endured full body cramps for the entire 13 mile run. It was a death march. To put the course conditions in perspective, Iron Mountain took me about 90 minutes longer to complete the 70.3 miles than the New Orleans Half Ironman of the same distance. Chalk one up for experience. Hot and hilly does not suit a 200lb guy with heat issues. Despite the 6h 33 minutes of torture, I was able to gut out 3rd in my age group while Amy (total beast) got 2nd in her age group."

Great job, guys!

The Day After Running a Marathon

This video is less than a minute long, and worth the time for those of you who 
have ever been a "little" sore after a race.  Good stuff!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Common Mistakes in Trail Running

For those of you who are interested in trail running, but don't know where to start, here's a short video of some beginner mistakes  (and Scott Jurek is a great person to take advice from).  We are excited about leading group trail runs once we are settled into the store.  We will keep you posted here and through Facebook.  Hope you all decide to join us!

It's Saturday - Time For Your Long Run!

Don't believe all the hoopla, people.  Despite all of the bells and whistles on the market now, in the end, the only secret to getting stronger and being a better runner is attempting to wear the sole off of your shoes on a regular basis.

Have a great run!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sign's Up!!

Survivor Winner, Ethan Zohn, Runs Through Cancer

Click on the image for a short article and video  from Runner's World about 
Survivor Winner, Ethan Zohn, and how he continued to run after his Hodgkins diagnosis.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Store Update!!

We passed the fire inspection yesterday, so I will be getting the Certificate of Occupancy today.  
(You can't do anything without it.)  And, despite the horror stories, 
the fire marshal was actually very easy to deal with. Phew!

We picked up the slat wall from Baton Rouge yesterday, and will begin receiving orders on the 15th.
Our opening date will be set once we see how long it takes to get 
orders in.  We will keep you posted.

If you happen to be in the Oil Center anytime after the 15th, and you want 
to stop byand visit, please do :).  
We should be spending most of the days there waiting
on deliveries and getting things unpacked.

Thanks for all of your support and patience!  It's almost showtime!!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What we will be carrying...Honey Stinger

Honey Stinger Organic Waffles make a great tasting snack. Inspired by Lance Armstrong who suggested we produce our own version of similar waffles which are sold throughout Europe and eaten by professional cyclists. Honey Stinger Organic Waffles are the only product of their kind that's certified organic and available in a single-serving wrapper.

Made with USDA certified Organic ingredients. Adults love them and you may want to hide them from your kids!

Honey Stinger Energy Gel packets are available in five flavors; Gold, Ginsting, Banana, Chocolate and Strawberry. All five include pure honey from the USA, water, sodium, potassium, B complex vitamins and all-natural flavors. Strawberry and Ginsting flavors contain kola nut extract which is a natural source of caffeine.

Honey Stinger is more versatile than other energy gels. Consume it straight from the packet for a long-lasting boost of energy or spread it on toast or stir it into tea. All flavors also mix well with water to make a natural energy drink. Honey has been used for centuries as a source of pure energy and modern research is providing us with more information to show the benefits of how well it works. Try it for yourself!
Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews are formulated specifically for health-conscious individuals and athletes seeking a great tasting energy snack. Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews are unique as they are the first to include naturally occurring fiber and protein derived from 100% organic tapioca syrup and honey (Lime-Ade chews are 95% organic). Smaller and softer than other chews.

Made with USDA certified Organic ingredients. Gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO ingredients. 0g Trans Fats and no partially hydrogenated oils. 100% RDA Vitamin C along with 1g protein and 1g fibre per package. Adults and kids love them!

Just when you thought you had heard it all...

The Last Annual Vol State Road Race
Runners going the distance in the race across Tennessee.

This is a 500k race - that's about 310 miles.  Time limit - 10 days.  Just 50k (about 31 miles) per day.  The course record is 2days 17 hours.  (This is over 4.5 miles per hour, for 65 hours straight.) It is run from Dorena Landing, MO to Castle Rock, GA.  In JULY.

The pre-race dinner is called the Last Supper, and every race is called "The Last Annual Vol State Road Race".  There's no flashy website, and participation usually consists of between 10 and 20 like-minded fools. 

This year, the race will begin on July 14th, and there are 20 runners who have signed up to run the race - unaided - which in this case means there are NO aid stations.  There will be gaps of up to 10 - 15 miles between stores where they can restock.  Everything they need, they have to carry. 

Here are the 2010 results:

Final Finishers Standings
Juli Aistars – 5 days 22:01:33
Joe Ninke – 5 days 23:10
Don Winkley- 6 days 04:31:44
Fred Davis – 6 days 05:09:08
Abi Meadows – 7d 10:34:33
Marvin Skagerberg & Stu Gleman Relay – 9d 12:20:44
John Price 9:21:59:09

Mike Samuelson – race time: 5d 00:00:00 Mileage: 190
Lynnor Matheny – race time: 4d 06:00:00 Mileage: 127
Diane Taylor – race time: 2d 12:00:00 Mileage: 67
Bruce Tanksley – race time: 2d 12:00:00 Mileage: 67
Byron Backer – race time: 1d 00:00:00 Mileage: 57
Dan Baglione – race time: 0d 15:00:00 Mileage: 28

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Store Update!!

Meeting with the fire marshal tomorrow for the final inspection.  Next Wednesday, the 15th,  we will be working in the store to begin getting things set up, and receiving deliveries.  Come by after the 15th if you want to check up on our progress!

Monday, June 6, 2011

What we will be carrying...K Swiss

Here's a sampling of the KSwiss line we will be carrying.  
We are excited about this brand, and the choices they offer every type of runner.

K Swiss Tubes Run 100
Maximum cushioned running shoe, great for gym workouts and cross training.
Retail $80

Kwicky Blade Light
9.0 oz 
An innovative light weight running shoe featuring 
and stability enhancement.
Seamless (for you guys/gals who like to go sock-less)
Hydrophobic (water resistant)
Retail $130

Konejo II
12.0 oz
Firmer density medial posting for enhanced stability.
SUPERFOAM footbed for long lasting comfort.
Retail $110

And you'll just have to come into the store when we open to see the rest! 

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Congratulations Mike Willeford on finishing his first triathlon today!  Awesome job!
You guys may remember Mike from an earlier post - he formerly
weighed in at 426 lbs.!Look at him now! 
An example of what hard work and determination will do for you.  You are one
of our favorite people, Mike.  Thanks for the inspiration!
Also, congrats to Jonathan Derise for his p.r. and 4th place age group finish!
You guys rock!!

Great job to everyone who participated!

What we will be carrying...Salt Stick

  • The ONLY electrolyte capsule that was formulated to closely resemble the electrolyte profile lost during activity: sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
  • Only 1 capsule per serving. Suggested use: 1 capsule per 30-60 minutes during activity
  • Buffered salt composition that helps digestion and absorption
  • Each capsule contains: 215 mg sodium, 63 mg potassium, 22 mg calcium, 11 mg magnesium, 100 IU Vitamin D
  • Vegetable-based capsule composition; Bio-available active ingredients. GMP production
  • Contains only WHAT YOU NEED. No: herbal, trace, questionable components added. Gluten free.
  • No sweeteners- no high fructose corn syrup, no sweeteners of any kind
  • Does not contain any World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) or International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned substances
  • Unique formulation is patent pending; Engineered by a Ph.D. chemist who is also a pro triathlete
  • Saltstick® Caps uniquely includes vitamin D that helps the body absorb and utilize calcium.
Click the image for more information.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Good Luck!

GOOD LUCK to all of our friends competing in the sold out 
City Club Mini-Tri tomorrow!  
Hope it's a great day for everyone!

The Original Endurance Athletes - Chasing Down Their Food

Andrew Musuva

"The pronghorn is the second-fastest animal on earth, while the men are merely elite marathon runners who are trying to verify a theory about human evolution. Some scientists believe that our ancestors evolved into endurance athletes in order to hunt quad­rupeds by running them to exhaustion. If the theory holds up, the antelope I'm watching will eventually tire and the men will catch it. Then they'll have to decide whether to kill it for food or let it go." Click the picture for the full story.

Friday, June 3, 2011

What we will be carrying....INOV-8

Road-X 233
9 oz.  
9mm differential 
(difference in the height between the heel and the forefoot)
600 miles avg. lifespan


Keep cool this weekend!

Good luck on your long runs this weekend!  

Thursday, June 2, 2011

 Photo credit: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla