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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Weekly Update August 24

Welcome to Fall?

Wisconsin does not disappoint as the weather contines to shift and I almost ran in sleeves one day this week.  Congrats to Christina and Lucy on the Marquette 50 miler this past week, what a tremendous accomplishment!!!

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and out on the “Rustic Road 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 weekend we have a number of runners who are doing the Badgerland Striders 1/2 marathon, good luck to all of you, weather should be wonderful for it!!!

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

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Weekly Update August 14th

The dog days of training…

For many of you training for fall or late summer races this is coming up quickly to the time of many many miles, and of course the weather is not always super conducive to the extra miles you are logging preparing for your fall races, so stay with it, and enjoy the journey!!!!

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, East on the Interurban bike tail 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.

We are now on our summer schedule so there will also be a social run each Tuesday evening at 6pm starting at the Cedarburg Community Gym.

As always let us know if we can cheer you on for an upcoming 5k, or triathlon or other race event!!!

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

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Weekly Update August 7th

Camp time!!!

I am sending you this from ZAP Fitness Run Camp in Blowing Rock, NC, where I am at camp, like some of you used to do as kids.  I am with runners of a variety of abilities from all over the country, hanging out with Amby Burfoot, our speaker for the week, and getting trained by Zap Fitness elite runner’s coaches!!!  So have a blast this week together, and I am excited to bring some stories and updates in the coming weeks!!!

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.

We are now on our summer schedule so there will also be a social run each Tuesday evening at 6pm starting at the Cedarburg Community Gym.

Just a reminder: You have a run group discount at Performance Running Outfitters in Shorewood as well as at runningwarehouse.com (code: OZAUKEED)

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

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Weekly Update July 31

It’s already August

I can’t believe the calendar flips to August tomorrow.  The summer seems to be flying by quickly.  It is time for those last summer vacations, registering kids for school, and the sun is not staying up quite as long each day.  But our weather for running has continued to be incredible, as so many of you are preparing for end of summer/early fall races!!!

Group Run: We will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday morning, and head out on the bike trail along a route we have done for a bit: MAP.  Route is about 10 miles, but feel free to add or subtract mileage as you desire from our route.  There will be water and gatorade on the route, but feel free to carry what you need also.

We are now on our summer schedule so there will also be a social run each Tuesday evening at 6pm starting at the Cedarburg Community Gym.

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

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Weekly Update 7-18

Is it me or is summer is going fast?

I feel like I looked up today and we are well into summer, and fall is far too close.  Hope you have all been enjoying the wonderful weather for running so far this week, with lows in the 50s and 60s.  As always let me know if there are races coming up so we can cheer you on.  Please send your thoughts and prayer out to Rosa, she crashed on her bike  this past weekend at a 1/2 Ironman and has a fracture thumb, clavicle and rib.  Speedy recovery Rosa, hope you are back at it soon!!!

Group Run: We will continue our summer test run of a Tuesday night run, meeting at 6pm tonight at the Cedarburg Community Gym Parking lot for a 5-6 mile social run.  Saturday morning, we will meet at the Community Gym in Cedarburg 7am Saturday, and head south on the bike path and be running the “Meekwon Golf Course Route.”  It is a bit shorter than some of our routes, at about 9 miles and change.  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 after our Saturday run!!!

As always Run Happy!!!!
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