Weekly Update February 7th

Winter Merchandise is here!!!

For the last few years we have tried to have a Run Ozaukee Merchandise order once or twice a year, and it is that time again.  We are again working with our partner at T2 promotions, who is the vendor we worked with on our last order.  Attached are images of the possible choices and colors.  For details on ordering please head to our website.

Orders will be taken from February 15th through February 29th, and if you have any questions feel free to ask me (Bill).

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head East on the “Fire Ridge.”  You can see the full route if you follow the group run link to our website.  There will be water and Gatorade on the route, but feel free to carry what you need also.

Per usual, hang around after our run for a cup of coffee at Fiddleheads!!!

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Weekly Update February 1st

Groundhog Day!!!

As I post this we are on the brink of annual Groundhog Day.  I am not sure if Punxsutawney Phil really has the inside scoop on the winter weather, but Friday morning there will be a crowd wondering if Phil thinks winter is nearing it’s end of if we are just getting started.

As we make our way through what can be a winter grind training, I found a funny-because-it’s-true article on Runner’s World about keeping the flame of romance alive with your running.  I also am biased to Mark Parent, and find his writing very entertaining most of the time, so check it out.

Last fun update, we are finalizing gear choices for a winter Run Ozaukee merchandise order, so be looking for an email hopefully in the next week with some great Run Ozaukee Running gear that we are ordering through our partner T2 promotions.

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head North on the “Kaehler’s Mill Route.”  You can see the full route if you follow the group run link to our website.  There will be water and Gatorade on the route, but feel free to carry what you need also.

Per usual, hang around after our run for a cup of coffee at Fiddleheads!!!

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Weekly Update January 25, 2018

Warm run Saturday

Please note, if the weather people are correct, it will be in the upper 30s to low 40s Saturday, so grab your shoes and a friend, and come ready to run!!!  But if the weather turns again here are some great cold weather running tips from other runners.

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head east on the “Grafton Route.”  You can see the full route if you follow the group run link to our website.  There will be water and gatorade on the route, but feel free to carry what you need also. This is a basic out and back which is almost 12 miles if you go all the way, but has many natural places to turn around for whatever distance you want to run!!

Race time!!! Many of you are signing up for races of all types and kinds, and I encourage you to share those, both so we can cheer you on, and to share as you meet others over the weekend in case others want to learn more, or meet up with you there for a beer!!

Per usual, hang around after our run for a cup of coffee at Fiddleheads!!!

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Weekly Update January 18

It will be above zero Saturday!!!

No more weather talk, because it appears I curse it just by talking, but it will be north of zero degrees Saturday, likely by a margin so good running weather.  In the snowy winter months in Wisconsin training can be hard, so I wanted to share a short article that Craig Toerpe sent along that is really helpful in terms of thinking about strength training in the winter.  Be sure to give it a read.

I am hoping that your early parts of the New Year have been encouraging as you take on your fitness and health goals and make sure to have fun and give yourself grace on the road.  Wisconsin winters are not build for the best speed work, or perfect footing, and requires us to adapt and adjust our training regularly, so have fun with it!!! (Yes running up and down the Meekwon sled hill with children, and sleds is good cross training in case you wondered).

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head North on the “John Taylor Route.”  You can see the full route if you follow the group run link to our website.  There will be water and Gatorade on the route, but feel free to carry what you need also.  Thanks to Doug for setting our the water buckets this week!!

Per usual, hang around after our run for a cup of coffee at Fiddleheads!!!

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Weekly Update January 11, 2018

Third time is a charm?

After back to back weeks that have been called off due to incliment weather, we are looking good to go for this weekend.  As we kick off the year, it is a time that many of you will set goals or sign up for races, and it made me think back to when I first became a runner.

For those of you watch the show, “Fixer Upper,” the name Chip Gaines is familiar, but for those of you who don’t Chip and his wife Joann are a uber popular couple who have their own show on HGTV.  Chip has signed up for running his first marathon, after meeting a professional runner a number of months ago.  I would encourage you to read his story, and remember your early miles, your first 5k, your first mile you ran without stopping.

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head out on the “Grafton Route.”  You can see the full route if you follow the group run link to our website.  There will be water and gatorade on the route, but feel free to carry what you need also.

Per usual, hang around after our run for a cup of coffee at Fiddleheads!!!

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Weekly Update January 4th, 2018

Polar Vortex is the word of the day….

After cancelling our group run last Saturday for dangerously cold Wind Chill, the polar vortex has decided to hang around all week sadly.  Hopefully this has been a good time for you to rest up the legs, or do some cross training, or head to the gym to get some miles in.

Looking ahead to this weekend, the weather is questionable, but here is the plan.  We will plan to meet and run per usual, with the route below.  Watch social media and your email, as I will try to make a call if we need to cancel by Saturday dinner time.  We have no official cold weather policy, but last week was easy as there was Wind Chill advisories that said no more than 30 minutes of exposed skin outside.  If the WC is again in the advisory/warning range we will have no formal group run.  We are also working to establish a cold weather policy for ease of planning for all of you also.

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head out on the “Grafton Route.”  You can see the full route if you follow the group run link to our website.  There will be water and Gatorade on the route, but feel free to carry what you need also.

Per usual, hang around after our run for a cup of coffee at Fiddleheads!!!

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Weekly Update September 19th

Taper time!!!

For those running either Lakefront of the Chicago Marathon your longest long runs are now behind you and the taper begins.  This weird in between land where you counter intuitively run less as you ready your body to run even more.  For me it means setting the alarm a little later as my mileage is less, and shorter weekend runs, but either way, enjoy for those of you tapering right now!!!

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head North on the “Cedar Creek Route.”  You can see the full route if you follow the group run link to our website.  There will be water and gatorade on the route, but feel free to carry what you need also.

Lakefront Marathon Water Stop: Just a reminder that we will be leading the mile 20 water stop as a run group again this year as we have in years past.  To sign up to help with that please head to: http://waterstopvolunteers2017.zapevent.com.  It is a great chance to encourage runners at a place in the race they can use a pick me up.

Per usual, hang around after our run for a cup of coffee at Fiddleheads on Saturday!!!

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Weekly Update September 13

Race time is upon us!!

Congrats first of all to Rosa and Diana on completing the Wisconsin Iron man this past weekend!!! What an incredible accomplishment, that is a reflection of all the hard work you have put in.  This is race time for many of you, from trail run, relays, and 5k up to marathons.  Enjoy your training, and all the hard work you are putting in to prepare for whatever goals you have your eyes set on.

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head North on the “John Taylor Route.”  You can see the full route if you follow the group run link to our website.  There will be water and gatorade on the route, but feel free to carry what you need also.  The route is a little more than 10 miles.

Bonus miles: This weekend I will be running 20 miles for my last really long run before my fall race, so if anyone is wanting to run before our group starts for some bonus early miles, please send me an email ([email protected]) or text me if you want to also put in some early miles.

Per usual, hang around after our run for a cup of coffee at Fiddleheads!!!

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Lakefront Build up Run

20 miles!!!

That’s right for many fall races the next few weeks are times when people willingingly run 20+ miles as they prepare their bodies for 26.2 miles on race day!!  As we have in the past we will be parterning with Concordia University’s marathon runners for a 20 miles build up run on Saturday.  There will be no gathering or Run Ozaukee at Sal’s in Cedarburg, but instead will be meeting at Concordia.  See the below email from Erik Halling, and be sure to RSVP to Erik: [email protected]

Additionally Run Ozaukee will again be again be staffing a water stop on the marathon route.  The Race is Sunday October 1st, and we will run the aid station near mile 21.  For more information, and to RSVP your willingness to serve, please contact: [email protected]
Hello all!!!

We would like to put together one final long run for everyone before Lakefront.
Traditionally we have assembled at the Mequon Concordia campus and ran down the marathon route, finishing at the Milwaukee Art Museum (20ish miles).  We will then bring everyone back to campus.

I know this is sort of last minute but we were hoping to do this on Saturday Sept 9th, starting at 7:00 AM(arrive at 6:30).
If you are interested and will be joining us please respond to me (Erik) so we can get an accurate count of runners.

We need an accurate count for:
Providing enough fluids along the route
Having enough space in return vehicles back to campus
Making sure everyone is accounted for along the route

Again, please respond to this email if you would like to join us for the run.
We are looking forward to having a fun group!
Let me know if you have any questions.
See you all soon.

Weekly Update August 31st

Marathon Season is upon us!!!

Good morning crew, hope you are doing well today in this unseasonably cool weather.  Congrats to all of the Run Ozaukee runners who ran the Badgerland Striders Half Marathon last weekend.  I think I saw or ran into nearly a dozen runners from our group!!!

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturdaymorning, and take on the hills of the “Grafton Route.”  The route is about 10 miles, but as always plan to add or subtract mileage as you need to.  You can see the full route if you follow the group run link to our website.  There will be water and Gatorade on the route, but feel free to carry what you need also.

Lakefront Build Up Run: We will again be partnering with Concordia’s Marathon team as many of you prepare for the Lakefront Marathon this fall.  More information to come, but there will be a Lakefront 20 mile build up run on Saturday September 9th meeting at Concordia and running to the art museum.  More information to come from Erik Halling.

Run, Run, Run: Summer and fall are traditionally race time, so please let us know what races are on your schedule, so we can cheer you on!!!

Per usual, hang around after our run for a cup of coffee at Fiddleheads!!!

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