Weekly Update 4.25.19

What motivates you?

The other day I was talking with a friend who recently signed up for their first 10k, and another who signed up for their first marathon, and when I asked what lead them to that decision both said the same: motivation.  They both shared that to have a race on the calendar gave them the motivation and accountability to get out there every week, to stay with it on days they are sore or tired, and to celebrate a tangible victory.  I wonder for you as the weather turns, what will motivate you this spring?  Do you need to get race on the calendar?  Commit to being a regular at our Saturday runs? Or something else?

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head out on the “Fire Ridge Route.”  With the weather forecast being questionable, this route allows for us to adapt the length we run easily if needed due to weather.  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 4.17.19

Run fast to run fast

A coach shared this simple but profound tip with me two years ago.  Her point, for me to get faster, I would need to not surprisingly run faster during my training runs.  I share this to say if you have not integrated speed work into your training, I would highly encourage it, not just to get faster, but for some variety, to keep things fresh.  Here is one example of an intro to speedwork.  Just something to try as the weather warms, and we no longer have to worry about ice and poor footing.

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.  I am so excited to be joining you all this weekend, after has seemed like far too long.  Hope to catch up with many of you Saturday morning.

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

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Weekly Update 4.11.19

Race time

Congrats to all who ran the Southshore Half, and both full and half Milwaukee Marathon last weekend!  Also good luck to Nikki and Natalie as they take on a Ultra marathon this weekend, and Doug and Juan as tey head to Illinois for the BQ.2 in Geneva, IL.  As always let us know when you are racing so we can cheer you on at your races.

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head out on a new route for our group the “Pioneer/Grandville/Bonniwell 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.  Thank you to Craig Toerpe for again setting out water.  I believe this is the last weekend for a bit that my wife or I am working, so I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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

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Weekly Update 4.4.19

Ready Set Go!!!

The beginning or race season is upon us, so good luck this weekend to those running the Southshore Half, as well as those running the Milwaukee Half or Full Marathon.  As always let us know if you are toeing the line so we can cheer you on.  Good luck to Dan, Doug, Juan, and Eric, as well as any others running this weekend!

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head out 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 3.28.19

Go Cubs Go!!!

Do I have your attention now?  Today is opening day for baseball, America’s past time, and Brewers fans are out in force tailgating, and otherwise celebrating that today actually feels like baseball weather.  We are also headed into prime running weather.  I hope you get out for a walk or run today to enjoy before a brief cold snap this weekend.  What kind of running goals and dreams do you have this year?  Staying healthy? Running more miles? Faster times? Or just having fun while doing it?

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head out on the “Path to Grafton Pool to 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.

Weekly Update 3.21.19

Welcome to Spring!

This week we began meteorological spring.  For once the weather actually looks like that is the reality.  Hoping you have enjoyed getting out in less layers, and just enjoying being outside some more in this great weather.  Spring races are around the corner, good luck to those who are in their final weeks of prep for some of the upcoming April races.  As always let us know when you are running so we can cheer you on!

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head out 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.  There will also be runners starting at 6am for early miles who are preparing for Spring races that you are welcome to join if you are interested in an early start or extra miles.

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

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Weekly Update 3.14.19

You can run in shorts?

Did it feel weird to anyone else to get out shorts and lighter layers to run in? It appears that at least our sub zero cold temps are numbered.  Hope that those training for spring races are doing well and staying healthy.  Hopefully a few more days over 32 and we can have some nice days to run with decent footing.

Group Run:  This week we will meet at the Cedarburg Community Gym at 7am per usual and head south on the bike path using the “Cedarburg to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Route.”  The route is almost 12 miles, and will have water and Gatorade along the route per usual.  There will also be a group meeting in the same starting location at 6:30am for a few extra miles early, for those interested.

We will gather at Fiddleheads afterwards for a cup off coffee, a muffin or whatever else if your post run ritual, as well as catch up on life and running.

Bill @ Run Ozaukee

Weekly Update 3.7.19

One day I will run in shorts again….

It appears that this weekend we may see the weather finally turn away from bitter winter towards at least moderate temps.  Saturday will still be a cooler run, with some wind, but trying to convince myself I can suck it up a little longer.  This also means that race season is almost upon us with some members of the group already preparing for April and May races! Stick with it, the weather will improve soon.
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!!!

[email protected] Ozaukee

Weekly Update 2.28.19

Is it spring yet?

Ok, I mentioned the weather, I am moving on.  This week Craig Toerpe passed along a great article on the many facets and challenges of the marathon.  Take a look and have fun both laughing and maybe even crying as you read along about the challenge of the marathon.

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head out on a new route for our group 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.

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

[email protected] Ozaukee

Weekly Update 2.21.19

Good morning crew!  I hope your weeks have gone well, and that you have been able to get some good runs in this week.  I know some of you are preparing for spring races, and that weather has been challenging to log good miles outside, but stick with it, the groundhog claims that winter will end sooner than later….maybe. Weather looks decent for our run Saturday, and we are going to be doing a scenic and simple route this week.

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head out on the “Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary 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!!!

[email protected] Ozaukee