Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Konejo and Keahou 30% off!

The KSwiss Keahou (high cushioned neutral shoe), and Konejo 
(stability, cushioned shoe) are 
currently 30% off to make room for new colors.  These are 
great looking, comfortable shoes.  Get them while supplies last!



176 Years ago Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) was born.  
I think he may have understood things better than most.

"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy of the Extraordinary Twins

Festival of Lights!

Join us in celebrating the Christmas season in the Oil Center with the Festival of Lights!  
Tons of family activities throughout the Oil Center.  Click the image for the schedule of events.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Going to New Orleans to watch the Cajuns Play??

If you are looking for something to do in New Orleans before the Cajuns
 win their bowl game, how about a 5k that 
ends on the 50 yard line? 
It's all part of game day festivities, and it is called the 
"Dashing Through the Dome 5k". 
Click HERE for more info.

Thanks to Oscar for giving me a heads up on this one. 
Wear your red and represent the Cajuns!!

Cajun Cup Sweatshirts and Hoodies!!

From the Cajun Cup Race Director, Todd Delahoussaye:

Anyone who was wondering if we would be selling extra Cajun Cup shirts can find them at

 Geaux Run. As of now we have all sizes but it will be a first come first serve basis.

Also, I have had a few inquiries about sweatshirts. If you would like to purchase a sweatshirt

 we will order them and have it ready for you with this years artwork on the front. We will

 have either a standard sweatshirt or a hooded sweatshirt available. The standard will be $20

 and the Hooded will be $25. Please contact me at the email below if you would like to order 

one. Send me a contact

 name and number so we can notify you once they are ready. The sweatshirt will be Ash or 

light gray.




Monday, November 28, 2011

Coaching Legend Jack Daniels' Podcast

Jack Daniels answers some of your common running questions.  
Great info from an expert in the field.
 (The guy I was lucky enough to train under for my coaching certification).

Sunday, November 27, 2011

What now?

So, now that your Ironman is behind you, or you are quickly approaching your goal marathon, what's next?
Time to check out trail running!  It's a great change of pace and a fun way to get 
your workout in without having to run next to traffic or on pavement.

 Next weekend (December 3 & 4) we will be working at the Cajun Coyote Trail Race
in Chicot State Park, so there won't be any group trail run.  But soon after we will be 
back to our loopy selves heading up to Chicot once again.
Come on out and join us for any distance you choose.  Beautiful trails, and 
fun people. Stop by the shop if you have any questions.  I will be updating 
Facebook and the website with details about runs as they get closer.


Saturday, November 26, 2011


Need to work off that Thanksgiving dinner?
Join us at the store (906 Harding St) 
Sunday morning at 6:00 to run off some of that rice dressing.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Race Bandits - What's the big deal?

Ever consider running a race as a bandit - no, not with guns blazing and a bandanna tied around your face - but without paying the race entry fee?  As race fees continue to increase, more people are considering this option. Is it a good idea?  Click on the picture for an interesting perspective on this topic.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Come on by the shop (906 Harding St) on Black Friday and put enter your name into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate!  Also, while at the shop, pick up a few stocking stuffers for the runner in your life at a 15% discount!


BLACK FRIDAY - 9:00 - 6:00
SATURDAY -  10:00 - 5:00

Can't wait to see you guys!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

  We at GEAUX RUN are thankful this year for our amazing friends/customers! 
 Thanks to all of you for your support over the last few months.  
We look forward to running with you guys for many years to come. 

Mark, Donald, Smitty, Edie
Phillip, Aaron and Jacob

And remember - during the holidays, a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cajun Cup Shirts for Sale!!

Get 'em while they last! 
Cajun Cup long sleeve technical t's on sale for just $20.
All proceeds benefit the UL Track Program.
Come on by the store when you get a chance and check them out.
Great shirt, great cause!


"EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration"

Huh???  According to dictionary.com, dehydration can be defined as:
de·hy·dra·tion noun - an abnormal loss of water from the body, especially from illness or physical exertion. 

With that in mind, click on the image for the whole story from The Telegraph. 

Kenyan Runner Has Feet Amputated in Alaska

After being lost in snow storms for two days, 
 Marko Cheseto has his feet amputated above his ankles.
Click the image for the full story.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Enjoy shopping on Friday without having to throw any elbows

If you are hoping to avoid scenes like this, the Oil Center might be the right fit for you.  Come out to the Oil Center and see what it has to offer - great shops, awesome restaurants, and you get to visit with your friends at Geaux Run!  Everyone that comes into the shop on Friday will have their name entered for a drawing for $100 Gift Certificate which will be drawn at close of business on Friday.  Just in time for holiday shopping!

See you all Friday!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunday Group Run!!

Join us at 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning for our group run! 
The distances are getting a little longer as marathon season gets underway, 
with the shortest distance being about 5 or 6 miles.
Most speeds are usually represented. Open to everyone, 
and there is never a charge!!

5 Ways to Beat Your Nerves

Nerves getting the best of you before a big race?
Here are 5 tips to help.

(Click the image for the story.)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Congratulations to JonTerez Broussard and the ASH Cross Country Team!

The Academy of the Sacred Heart cross country team had a great showing 
at the State Cross Country meet yesterday in Nachitoches.

JonTerez Broussard, 5th grade at ASH, placed 32nd out of 140 varstiy runners.
 Her time for the 5K race was 23:47.

Olympic Hopeful - Molly Pritz

Athlete Spotlight:
Molly Pritz, Trials Dark Horse 

The U.S. Olympic Trials has a history of dark horse champions with Mark Conover (1988), Jenny Spangler (1996) and Chris Clark (2000) and now Molly Pritz qualifies as a dark horse candidate for the 2012 Olympic Marathon team based on the 23-year-old's impressive debut at the ING New York City Marathon on November 6. In the Big Apple, the 2011 USA 25km champion was top American woman in 2:31:52, good for 12th overall against a top international field.

Post-race, the Rochester Hills, Michigan resident called her debut, "The most fun you can have on a Sunday" and later added, "The reason I'm here is because ever since I started running I wanted to be a marathoner."

At the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon in Houston on Saturday, January 14, with her half-marathon PR of 1:11:05 as 2011 Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras runner-up, Pritz, in her second marathon, will test herself against America's best female distance runners, and the geology and geochemistry major at Bucknell University could provide another Trials surprise.

In high school and at Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, she concentrated on cycling and dance before Pritz, inspired by Desiree Davila's runner-up effort at the 2008 USA Half-Marathon Championships in Houston, found her next love: running. She will face her inspiration, Davila, the fastest women's qualifier (2:22:38) at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon.

Pritz, a former member of the Hanson-Brooks Distance Project, is now coached by Mark Hadley.

 From: The Trials Standard
November 12, 2011 - Issue 10 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Can you keep up with Ryan Hall for 60 feet?

2 minute video that shoes you just how fast Ryan really runs during his marathons.  
How fun would that be??
Great local race with mix of roads and trails!  
December 10, 2011
Register before December 1st to guarantee you get all your swag!
(Click the picture for more info)

Cajun Country ½ Marathon is now a T.R.A.I.L. produced event with proceeds going 
towards the construction and maintenance of the Atackapas-Ishak Trail and other 
T.R.A.I.L. projects.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Get to Know Aaron Davis

Geaux Run's newest family member - Aaron Davis
Aaron, 28 years old,  is originally from deep in the heart of Fort Worth, TX. He received a Bachelor's degree in Music Industry from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007. He is now currently working on a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting at UL. 
Aaron began running six years ago when he met  his wife, and fellow runner, Molli. Since then he has completed four half-marathons, and is currently training for his first full-marathon in New Orleans this March. 
Aaron is excited to be working at Geaux Run. He says it has given him the opportunity to meet, work, and run with some really awesome people. 


Join CRRC for their Group Run/Social Wednesday evening, 
leaving from the Fresh Market parking lot in River Ranch at 6:00 pm.  
Great chance to get to know some of the other crazy
runners in town.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Another great run put on by our friends at Q50!

Full Moon Half Marathon
December 11th, 2011
Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton, Louisiana

This race sounds like a great time!  It is a trail run that starts at midnight, 
and the two requirements are
a headlamp and a whistle.  (And an adventurous spirit)

If you register at Geaux Run, you will get 10% off of your registration, 
and 10% off of anything you buy in the store on that day.

Click the image above for more details.

Jingle Bell Jog!!

Here's a great way to work off that Thanksgiving dinner!

The 4th Annual Christmas at Coteau
5 Mile
Jingle Bell Jog
December 3, 2011
(Click the image for online registration)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sunday Group Run

We look forward to running with you guys every Sunday, but we've had a little too much fun getting ready for Cajun Cup, and we are pooped.  We won't be opening the store tomorrow morning for the group run, instead we are going to try to catch up on some zzz's and spend the morning with our families.

Please feel free to meet there, you just won't have access to a bathroom (although there are plenty of bushes on the side of the store :).

We will catch up with you guys again next Sunday!!  Have a great weekend!


Thursday, November 10, 2011


Packet pickup for the Cajun Cup will be at our store, GEAUX RUN, (906 Harding Street), 
Friday, November 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
We will be directing traffic during peak times.
Paper registrations will be taken during packet pickup. 
10k - $40 and 1 mile - $25

Looking forward to seeing everyone out there, and thanks for supporting 
the ULL Track and Field Team!  


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ready to sign up for the New York Marathon?

You may have to wait a bit:
The New York Road Runners are in negotiations with the police department over their
fees.  Not sure how it will affect registration cost.  Click the image for the article.

Cajun Cup Update!

PACKET PICKUP will be at Geaux Run 
(906 Harding St in the Oil Center, across from Paul's Jewelry)
from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
You will also be able to pick up your packet race morning from 
6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. at Parc Sans Souci.

To allow for a faster start, and less bottleneck at the beginning
of the race, the race start has been moved out to Johnston Street, but still
finishes at the same spot downtown.
Here's a short video about the new race start:

The weather is going to be great!  According to Weather Underground, the 
low will be 59, and the high will be 70, and partly cloudy.

More updates as I get them.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Congratulations to all of our Q50 Runners!

Congratulations to Jess Russo on her first place female finish, and 3rd place overall finish in the Q50 Trail Ultramarathon!  Awesome job, Jess!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cajun Cup Training Plan - RACE WEEK!!

MONDAY - Walk or XT
TUESDAY - Run 30 - 45 minutes
THURSDAY - Run 30 - 45 minutes

You are in the home stretch!  You may be a little on edge this week with pre-race jitters.  Don't let that lead you into making bad decisions.  The best strategy for this week is not to change anything.  Don't change your diet, or try new supplements that you haven't trained with.  There is no magic bullet that you can use in the week before a race that will make a difference on race day.  

THE DAY BEFORE THE RACE - Once you have picked up your packet, set your clothes out for the next morning.  You may want to pin your race number onto your shirt, so that will be one less thing to struggle with in the morning with nervous hands.  Your timing chip is attached to the back of the bib, so you don't have to worry about getting across the starting line as quickly as possible.  Your time will start when you cross the line.  

Don't make any changes to your diet the night before the race.  It might be a good idea to avoid anything greasy or high in fiber, but there is no reason to eat a huge amount of pasta either.  Stick with what you know, and what you have eaten before your long runs while you were training.  A belly full of pasta when you are not used to it may just mean more porta potty stops on race morning.

Try to get some sleep, but if you find yourself staring at the clock at 3:00 in the morning, don't worry about it.  I NEVER sleep the night before a race.  The excitement of race day will more than make up for a few lost zzz's.  And, you will have a great excuse for a nap after the race.

RACE MORNING - Try to get out the the race site at least 30 minutes before the race start.  There is no reason to add any extra stress to what you are already feeling.  This will also give you a chance to visit the bathroom before you line up.

WHEN ITS TIME TO LINE UP - Because there are timing chips, there is no reason to try to elbow your way to the front with the speedy guys.  Your time doesn't start with the gun (yes, they use a gun), but it starts when you cross the timing mat at the start line.  Start further back so that you don't get caught up with people faster than you.  That, mixed with the excitement of the morning can cause you to go out way too fast.  While we all may like to feel like a Kenyan at the beginning of the race, nobody wants to be doing the zombie shuffle at the end.  From the beginning, stay at YOUR pace, the one you have trained at for the last 12 weeks.

Enjoy your run!  The race is the celebration of all of your training.  Have fun, look around, high five kids on the sidelines.  And, when you get to the second water stop, tell me hi!  I will be working there handing out water and cheering for all of you.

You have earned this day.  While some may have helped you along with your training, no one can run the race but you.  Enjoy your achievement!!  Now to set your next goal.....


Friday, November 4, 2011

Cherokee Chase 5k and 10K Trail Run!!

Support a great cause, and get to run a trail race close to home!  The Cherokee Chase 5 & 10 K Trail Run is January 28th at Cherokee Ridge Horse Farm in Carencro!  Click here for more info.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

World Run Day!

Join us at the store (906 Harding St) for a group run this 
Sunday, November 6th to celebrate World Run Day.
Distances start at 3 miles, and snacks will be provided afterwards!!

Cajun Cup Trivia

Did you know?

In the 2010 Cajun Cup 10k, the average per mile pace ranged from 5:09 minutes to 18:00 minutes.
This race is a good fit for everyone!  Sign up today!

Cajun Coyote Trail Run

December 3rd and 4th are the dates of the second hosting of the Cajun Coyote Trail Run in Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, Louisiana.  This year there are 3 distances, 20 miles (1 loop), 100k (62 ish miles - 3 loops), and 100 miles (5 loops).  There are already folks from North Carolina, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, California, Indiana, Oklahoma, Montana, Illinois, Texas, Indiana, Maryland, Alaska, New York, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Vermont, Louisiana, and Japan signed up.  Everyone wants to experience this beautiful trail that we have right up the road.  

This is a great way to experience your first trail race, or your first trail ultra, and not have to drive hours to get there.  This is a beautiful park that more and more people are starting to discover.
Sunrise over Lake Chicot

One of the foot bridges you will cross on the trail

Click on the race logo, and check it out.  It should be alot of fun for everyone, and we look forward to seeing you guys on the trail (Geaux Run will be manning one of the aid stations!)


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Team Geaux Run rocked the UL Tri!!

Phillip and Ashan representing Geaux Run!!
Congratulations to all of our friends who participated in the UL Triathlon last weekend.  It has been so much fun hearing all of the stories of the race (sounds like it was a bit chilly)!  Extra congratulations to Team Geaux Run, Phillip and Ashan for getting 3rd place in the relay division.  Woohoo!!!