Monday, April 30, 2012

Trail run this Saturday!!

Time to hit the trails again!!
We will be heading to Chicot State Park for a trail run
this Saturday, May 5th.
We will be leaving from the store at 5:30 a.m., 
or you can meet us at the trail head at 6:20.
Our goal is to have our feet on the trail by 6:30 a.m.
As always, this is completely self supported.  You have to carry 
in everything you might need - hydration, nutrition, and bug spray.
There is a $1 per person fee to enter the park. 

Hope to see you all there!!

Email Edie at geauxrun@gmail.com with any questions.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Inov8 Bare XF 210 CrossFit shoes!

My Path to Contentment: From Addict to Awakened Ultrarunner

Thanks to our friends at irunfar.com for this great article on Timothy Olson, 
an incredibly tough ultra runner.  One more example of how running has the power to change lives.

Click the image for the story.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

GREAT video about the many benefits of exercise. Well worth taking a few minutes to watch!!

I highly encourage you to take a few minutes out of your day to watch this video.  Great information presented in an interesting manner.  Click HERE to view.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Training is like wrestling a gorilla—you don't

 quit when you are tired; you quit when the 

gorilla is tired." 

-Robert Strauss

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Group Run/Hill Repeats Tomorrow

Join us Wednesday evening at 6:00 in Bendel Subdivision
for a group run with or without hill repeats (your choice).
Suffering is always fun when surrounded by other like-minded fools! 
Email Edie at geauxrun@gmail.com for more details or directions.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ellen, a local runner, reviews the Altra Zero Drop shoes


I really like the Altra shoes.  When I run in a traditional running shoe I run rather flat-footed. I've been running in Newton's for 8 or 9 months now but I still tended to run flat-footed unless I really concentrated on landing on my forefoot and on my form. In the Altra's I naturally run as if I am running barefoot in the dojo (which is a close as I care to come to real barefoot running.) I'm landing on my forefoot and my feet and body are properly aligned without having to think about it and make a lot of corrections. 

One major caveat to anyone considering switching to Altras: take your time. I have been wearing high heels since I was in middle school (okay, let's not start the mental math to figure out how long that is, just suffice it to say that we called it "junior high" back then) which means that my body has become very accustomed to unnatural positioning. Running in a zero drop shoe will stretch the back of the ankles and lower calves. I have experienced some tenderness there and in my arches even though I am tranitioning from the Newton's. My plan is to run no more than 1-3 miles per day until all the tenderness is gone (it's getting better pretty quickly.)  This is a good time of year for this since I don't have another long race planned until the fall. 

For all the Type A runners out there who can't imagine cutting back that much I recommend that they run 1-3 miles in the Altra's then switch to their regular shoes for the remainder of their mileagle until they've adjusted. Oh, and one other thing, the first time I ran in these shoes the toes in my left foot got a little numb. I changed to the alternate lacing pattern on the Altra website and that took care of it just fine. It's not the shoe, it's my high instep that is the problem. These shoes have plenty of toe room. My tootsies feel great when I run.


Friday, April 20, 2012

This describes distance running perfectly!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Featured Race!

Saturday, April 28th
Miles for Smiles 5k
At the beautiful Sacred Heart Academy 
in Grand Coteau

Click HERE for registration info

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Barb Macklow - One of the Two of the Oldest Females to Run a 100 mile race

76 years old and still kicking a%&!!
Click the image for about a year's worth of inspiration. 
 Then try to explain why you can't do something great.

Representing GR at her first triathlon!!

Amy Brining after completing her first triathlon,
Rocketchix, this weekend!
Great job, Amy!!

New Yorker Of The Week: Anne Mahlum Helps The Homeless Get Back On Their Feet

(Click the image for the full story)

You already know how running has changed your life.  
Now see how it is changing the lives of others.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Representing Geaux Run

Abby and Shawn Warren representing at their first full
marathon!!  The Big D in Dallas.  Great job guys!!

Tim Spencer representing at the Fox Island Sprint Series in Fort Wayne, IN.
Thanks Tim!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Strategy for a 100 Miler?

The author, Geoff Roes
(Click on Geoff's name to go to the article.)

Geoff gives great insight into how to train for a 100 miler.  One thing I am learning little by little is that even if you may get great nuggets of information from those who have already done this distance, in the end, it is up to you to figure out what will work for you in an extreme event like this. Every runner's needs are different, and that is amplified at this distance.  In the end, you have to experiment with many things before you find the combination of factors that work for you.  You have to accept the very real possibility of failure every time you attempt an ultra-distance race.  You never really know what the day will bring when you are out there for that long, and you don't know how your body will respond to all of your training until the time comes. When people ask me why I run 100 milers, my answer is simple - "When I line up at the start line, I honestly have no idea if I will make it to the finish line."  That's where the fun is.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Who has the coolest sales reps??? WE DO!!!

You gotta love brands like Pearl Izumi who have the smarts to hire
kick a#% runners as their sales reps.
For example, our Pearl rep is Bryan Baddorf.
Bryan just placed 28th OVERALL at the Crescent City Classic in N.O.
out of over 16,000 finishers with a 10k finish time of
That's a 5:21 pace, folks.

New Visors and Hats are in!!

Our new Headsweats reflective visors and hats are in.
Come by and check them out!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

National Race Calendar

Looking for new places to race?  Click here for a site that lets you choose by state, distance, etc.  This is a great resource for those of you planning trips over the summer!!

Representing Geaux Run in the Crescent City!!

Shane and Tara Breaux at the Crescent City Classic!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Funny look at some basic running etiquette...
Click the image for the article.

Nice save buddy

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Altra Intuition
Retail - $100
Designed specifically for women, this shoe isn’t another shrink it and pink it strategy.
 From the amount of cushioning to shape of the shoe, this shoe is female-specific.
 Plus, with the Zero Drop™ platform and innovative foot-shaped design this shoe 
delivers many of the benefits of barefoot running with the comfort, cushioning and support
 that distance runners love. Follow your intuition and experience the world’s 
first fully cushioned, foot-shaped, Zero Drop™ running shoe!

Altra Instinct
Retail - $100

Introducing the first shoe to truly marry the form-improving benefits of a 
minimalist shoe with the comfort, cushioning and support of a traditional running shoe.
 The ZeroDrop™ platform and innovative foot-shaped design work together to help
 runners maintain proper running technique and reduce joint impact while freeing
 their toes to help alleviate foot pain. Trust your instincts and experience the 
world’s first fully cushioned, foot-shaped, Zero Drop™ running shoe!

Sean Schnur at the Lonestar 70.3

Geaux Run and Precision Bikes athlete (and friend), Sean Schnur 
after placing 19th overall and 1st in his age group at the Lonestar 70.3
with a finishing time of 4:09:18.  

Cajun Cup Check Presentation to UL Track Program

Representatives of Cajun Road Runners Club along with title sponsor GEAUX RUN presented ULL Track and Feild / Cross Country Coaches with a check for $13,000 from proceeds of the 2011 Geaux Run Cajun Cup 10K. There were 1615 registered, with 1267 participating in the 10k and 105 participating in the 1mile. 2011 saw a first for the running community with Cajun Cup being selected to host the Road Runners Club of America 10K Southern Region Championship. 

The Region consist of states : Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Lousiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Many states were represented with the furthest traveler coming from Eugene Oregon. The 2011 Southern Region 10K Champions were Jarret Leblanc of Hathaway, LA and Megan Goheres of New Orleans, LA. The date is already set for 2012 and once again Cajun Cup has been selected to host the RRCA Southern Region 10K Championship, the date will be Saturday November 10th, 2012. Information will be posted atwww.Cajuncup10K.com

Pictured from left to right :
Todd Delahoussaye (Race Director), representing Geaux Run : Donald Cleveland, Edie Riedel, Mark Miller, Head ULL track Coach Lon Badeaux, Distance and Cross Country Coach Kelly LaMaison and Cajun Road Runners President Kevin Smith.

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Runner's Ball was a huge success!!

Smitty, Edie and Donald
3/4 of the Geaux Run team
(Mark was in Galveston for the Half Ironman)
From 100 milers to 5k's
Great time this weekend at the Runner's Ball in Opelousas!  This is one to look for next year, folks.  All around fun experience.  Where else do you get to end a race inside an air conditioned hall with food, drinks, and Horace Trahan up on stage??

Representing GR in Galveston with Chris Lieto!

Kevin Vidrine with Chris Lieto

Geoff Mire with Chris Lieto