Friday, December 30, 2011

Jennifer Pharr Davis fastest on the AT

Jennifer Pharr Davis breaks the overall record for the fastest time 
to cover the Appalachain Trail from Maine to Georgia.

2,181 miles in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes.
Click the image for the full story.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Representing GR in Georgia!!

Todd and Anna Trahan representing Geaux Run
at the North Face Endurance run in
Pine Mountain Georgia!!

Former Yale track star runs 2,256 miles for charity

Click the image for the full story and news clip.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

What we did on our day off!

While we did miss you guys when we were closed yesterday, we decided to take advantage of the day off to get in a little trail run.  On the drive up to Chicot State Park, we were all laughing and doubting our sanity - it was cold and raining, and we were pretty sure there would be knee deep water along the trail and shoe sucking mud - we were right.

Aaron's first loop of Chicot
Our sanity was only slightly reinforced by the fact that 5 like-minded fools decided to do the entire 20+ mile loop.  (We won't talk about the extra mileage added on when we all took a wrong turn on a campground trail.)  Oh well, 4 hours and lots of laughs (and quite a bit of singing) later, we all made it out, and Aaron officially became a looper.

Phillip, Edie and Aaron after the 20 mile or so loop!
Sometimes the best adventures are found when you are willing to make yourself a little uncomfortable!

Geaux Run Staff


Give to your friend or love one a great and healthy Christmas Gift!

Q50 RACES: 4 Amazing Races for 2012

1.-February 11th, 2012 10km (6.2 Miles) Full Moon Night Races Fontainebleau Park

2.-June 9th, 2012 "Run to the Hills" Bogue Chitto State Park 10 miles and 5 miles

3.-August 4th, 2012 Full Moon Fontainebleau Park, 5 miles Teams of 2 runners Night Race

4.- November 30th, 2012 Half marathon (14 miles) Full Moon Midnight Bogue Chitto.

C'mon and join us for these "AMAZING RACES IN AMAZING PLACES"

You can pay via check, or paypal, email me if you are interest it at:

Happy Trails, and Happy Holidays!

Cesar Torres

Sunday, December 25, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS from your friends at Geaux Run!!

All of us at Geaux Run wish all of you 
a very Happy Holiday Season!!

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

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Geaux Run's 10,000 MILE CHALLENGE!

Beginning January 1st, Geaux Run is having a 10,000 mile challenge.
Sign up with Geaux Run (its free, of course!) and submit the weekly 
mileage that you run.
Whether its 10 miles a week or 40, everyone's mileage is 
added together until we reach our goal of 10,000.

Once we do, there will be a get together at the
store with snacks and drinks, and give-aways for the participants.

Weekly team mileage updates will be posted to the
website so everyone can track our progress.

Send an email to Edie at geauxrun@gmail.com to get started!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Ever wonder why Kenyans are such great runners..

Imagine the look on your kid's face in the morning if you told him that he would have to run to school.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Olympic Marathon Trials coming up in January!

Click the picture to get some good info
on the Olympic Marathon Trials coming up next month in Houston!

I get to run AND drink coffee?? Sign me up!


We are teaming up with our friends at Cafe Cohen (A Premier Espresso and Coffee Bar), for our first ever Coffee Run.  On Saturday, January 14th, beginning at 6:30 a.m., we will have a group run from our store (906 Harding St), followed by coffee and breakfast served at Geaux Run.

The coffee is compliments of Cafe Cohen, but tips will be accepted, with any profits being donated to charity.

They will be serving  from 7:00 - 9:00, so whether you have to run long or short that day, there will be food and drink for you afterwards.

This is combining some of my favorite things...coffee, running, and good company.  It should be a GREAT morning!  Come out and join us!


Representing GR in Cleveland, Ohio

Don Schoolmaster outside the Rock 'n Roll
Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio!

Thanks Don for standing in freezing temps for this picture!  
That will get you $20 off of those Pure Connects you have been wanting!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Geaux Run Holiday Hours

Wishing you and yours a Joyous Holiday Season!!

We will be closing the store at noon on Christmas Eve, and all day Monday,
December 26th to allow us to spend time with our families. 

Cherokee Chase 5k and 10K Trail Run!!

Beautiful trails, great cause!
The Cherokee Chase 10k/5k Trail Run will be held at 
Cherokee Ridge Horse Farm in Carencro on January 28th, 2012. 
 All proceeds from this event benefit ATRO (Acadiana Therapeutic Riding Organization).

This is a fun way to try out a trail run close to home!  

Representing GR in Oklahoma!!

Dan Schmit representing GR in Tulsa, Oklahoma,
at the Route 66 Marathon with a 3:53 finish!
Great job, Dan!  Come by for your $20 gift certificate!

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Good Luck to our Cajuns in their bowl game tonight and safe travels to all
of our friends traveling to the game this weekend!

Dash to the Dome!!

Ryan and Sandi Hernandez and Sean and Cindy Landry

Great picture guys!  Thanks for representing Geaux Run in New Orleans.  
Come by when you get a chance to use your gift certificates.  

Remember - while visiting family over the holidays, take a picture of you wearing your 
Geaux Run shirt or hat,  email the picture or tag us in it on Facebook, and get a $20 gift certificate!

Great vacation idea...

Looking for an excuse to go to Colorado this July?  How about running the Hardrock 100 miler, which starts in Silverton, Co.?  It promises beautiful mountains, stream crossings, and possibly snow fields to run through.  It also boasts 67.984 feet of total elevation change over the 100 miles, the lowest point being 7,680 feet (Ouray), and the highest point being 14,048 feet (Handies Peak).  Bring your oxygen masks, folks.  Click the image above to watch a great video, but don't get too excited....it's sold out...and the waiting list is full.  Maybe next year.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wyoming’s Marathon Man Breaks Four Records on Antarctica’s Ice

 CHEYENNE--Brent Weigner, age 62, has become the oldest person in the world to run an ultramarathon (any distance over 26.2 miles) on the continent of Antarctica.  Weigner finished fourth in the Antarctic Ice Marathon 100K (http://www.icemarathon.com/) on December 2, covering the 62.1 miles in 15:41:04 despite a wind chill of -12F.  His time broke the previous 60 and over record of 16:12:53 set by Frenchman Henri Alain D’ Andria in December of 2010.  Weigner’s time also bested the previous U.S. record of 17:16:53 set by California man Mike Pierce in December of 2006.  Weigner also set a new world standard for running marathons and ultramarathons on all the continents a record seven times.

 After running four 25 kilometer loops through snow and ice in the interior of Antarctica (79.46S, 83.16W), polar runner Weigner – whose effort coincided with the 100-year anniversary of man reaching the South Pole – was warmly welcomed at Union Glacier Camp by 13-time Everest climber Dave Hahn, among others.   Two other competitors in the 100-kilometer race did not fare so well, and were put on intravenous drips immediately after the race. Weigner, however, said he felt fine and actually considered carrying on to run 100 miles.

 Weigner, a former geography teacher and cross country coach at McCormick Junior High School in Cheyenne, thrives in extreme polar races.  In 1999 he became the first person to run ultramarathons (races longer than the official Olympic marathon distance of 26.2 miles) on all seven continents.  His record of 267 days still stands today.  In 2002, he served as a consultant, helped organize, and ran in the first South Pole Marathon.    Weigner also cofounded and ran in the first North Pole Marathon in 2003.  In 2006, he completed Antarctica’s first stage race and the only 100 mile race ever held on mainland Antarctica.  In 2007, Weigner ran and also served as the onsite race director for the Antarctic Ice Marathon and 100K.  He is the only person in the world to have run ultramarathons at the Geographic South Pole (2002) and the Geographic North Pole (2003).

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Overview of the Brooks Pure Project

Soleus GPS Review

The Soleus GPS running watches are in!  $99 - a great gift idea! 
 Click the image for a detailed review.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pearl Izumi - Kissaki

The Kissaki's have arrived!  
This a lightweight racing and training shoe that has a seamless upper
with interior seam taping for those of you who like to run sock-less or have blister issues.
It weighs in at 9.4 oz (men's) and 8.4 oz (women's), and has a 9m differential.

Great lightweight trainer or race day shoe!
This has absolutely nothing to do with running, but it did make me laugh this morning, 
thought I would share it.  Less than a minute long - Enjoy!!

20 years versus 1,000 years in a landfill

Here is a 3 minute video explaining the advances Brooks has made towards more 
environmentally friendly running shoes.  Just one of the reasons we are proud to carry Brooks 
shoes and apparel.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Learn all about the Brooks Pure Project!

Carlos, our Brooks Tech Rep, will be at Geaux Run from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19th.  He will be available to answer any questions you may have about the Brooks shoe and apparel line, especially the newly released Pure Project.  Come in and check it out!!!

Great stocking stuffers!

Camelbak 20 oz Groove bottles.  
Keep hydrated, without causing the landfill to overflow.  
The Groove bottle comes with a carbon filter, allowing you to fill your bottle 
anywhere and still have clean, fresh water.  The Groove's filter lasts 3 months, 
replacing up to 375 plastic water bottles.  Replacement filters are sold.
Groove bottles sell for $25.

Representing GR in Texas!!

Sonya Moore after her first Half Marathon
finish in San Antonio!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Traveling for the holidays??

Take a picture of yourself or a family member wearing
your Geaux Run shirt or hat while on vacation
and get a $20 gift certificate to the store. 
Smitty at his 12 hour run in Ohio.
Just upload the picture to Facebook and tag us, 
or email it to geauxrun@gmail.com.
Be sure to give your name and where 
the picture was taken.

Coming Soon to Geaux Run! Soleus Watches and GPS!

We will also have Soleus running watches that range from $50 - $75, and come in lots of fun colors!  
They should arrive in the store by the 16th - great stocking stuffers!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Brooks Athlete Scott Jurek Attempting to Break World Record

"Beginning tonight at 5pm PST, Scott Jurek will race for 24 hours around a quarter-mile track at the Soochow International Ultra-Marathon 24-Hour Track Invitational in Taiwan. Scott will be attempting to break the current record for miles run in 24 hours. The record is 188 miles."
Click the image for the full story. 

Start planning your 2012 trail races!

This is a great series of trail races from 10k to half marathon distance.  
Click the image above for more info.  Fun races put on by great people!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Trail Run this Sunday!

We will head up to Chicot this Sunday, December 11th for a run through the woods.
You can meet at the shop (906 Harding St) at 5:15 a.m. if you 
want to follow us up there, or you can meet us at the trail head at 6:30 a.m.
REMEMBER:  This run is self supported, so be sure you carry enough hydration 
and nutrition with you to make it whatever distance you choose.  
Email me with any questions:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Surprise: runners don’t get less efficient as they age!

Of all the things that decline as we age, our running efficiency is not one of them.  There is hope. Each image below is attached to articles on the topic.  

 "it does suggest that age-related decline in running economy,
 even if it does turn out to exist, is a relatively small factor."

"The running economy - that is, how efficiently the body uses oxygen
at a running pace - is no different between older and younger runners."

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cajun Coyote 2011 was a huge success!!

Congratulations to all of the runners who participated in the 
Cajun Coyote 20 mile, 100k and 100 mile race this
weekend in Chicot State Park.  There were 19 different
states represented, as well as Canada and Japan, and everyone 
we loved the beauty of this trail .

Don't take for granted what we are so lucky to have so close to home!
Join us for a trail run, and see what all of the buzz is about.

Race results will be posted when they become available.


Need a little motivation?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, etc) and Running

It is common to hear runners talk about "Vitamin I" when discussing their training.  Many athletes rely on Ibuprofen, especially during the peak phase of their training to get them through high mileage weeks.  Here is a link to one of the more comprehensive sources of information on this topic that I have found so far.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Bad Decision

Wondering how to clear out the post office next time there's a line? 
I think this guy has it figured out. Click the picture for the full story.

Long Hoang, 29, of San Jose wears cardio mask and weighted vest by CrossFit after jog.
 A postal customer thought he looked suspicious on Nov. 29, and called in the bomb squad.
 Credit: Courtesy of Long Hoang ( Courtesy of Long Hoang )

Why the mask?  Good question.  Click on the picture for the product description.  
Draw your own conclusions.

Cajun Coyote Trail Run

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, come on out and enjoy the beautiful weather while watching the Cajun Coyote Trail Run in Chicot State Park.  The distances for this race are 20 miles (1 loop), 100k (3 loops), or 100 miles.  The entire race will be run on the hiking trail within the park.

The 100 miler and 100k start at 6:15 Saturday morning, with a 30 hour time limit for the 100 miler.  We can always use volunteers, and anyone who just wants to come out and see what someone looks like after they've been running for 24 hours is welcome to enjoy the spectacle.

Runners from 19 different states are participating, as well as Canada and Japan. Can't wait to see what they all think of south Louisiana! These events are always very laid back and lots of fun for everyone.  Hope to see some of you out there!

The store will be open its regular hours on Saturday, from 10:30 - 5:00.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep

 inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our 

trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk 

curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that 

reveals the human spirit.” - e. e. Cummings

Cigarette smoking: an underused tool in high-performance endurance training

In an effort to show how statistics and studies can be manipulated, the Department of Medicine at the University of Calgary put together this article. Be sure to read the abstract so you will get the point that the researchers are trying to convey.

Click the image for the story.

A Different Way to Ring in the New Year

Instead of celebrating the New Year in the traditional fashion, why not
run a 1.2 mile loop around a lagoon in Florida for 6, 12, or 24 hours?  
This race starts at 10 a.m. on December 31st, 
and ends at 10 a.m. on January 1st.  

Sounds like fun, right?  Click the image for more info.