Daily Schedule

Daily Running Schedule

OMG is the only Milwaukee area running club with runs / workouts 365 days a year. On many days there are both morning and evening runs or workouts. We run in all weather and have only cancelled runs twice due to dangerous conditions (severe lightning).

The up-to-date daily running schedule is updated frequently on the Meetup.com – Calendar Page for OMG. The schedule below is an overview and subject to change.

Fall & Winter Schedule

Mornings

  • Monday – Atwater Park Shorewood (5:30 am)
  • Tuesday – Colectivo Lakefront (5:15 am)
  • Tuesday – Humboldt Park Bayview (6:30 am)
  • Wednesday – Hart Park Wauwatosa (5:30 am)
  • Wednesday – Atwater Park Shorewood (5:30 am)
  • Thursday – Colectivo Lakefront (5:15 am)
  • Friday – Hoyt Park Wauwatosa (6:00 am)
  • Saturday Long Run – Colectivo Lakefront (8:00 am)
  • Sunday – Lapham Peak Trail Run Delafield (9:00 am)

Evenings

  • Monday – Lake Park Pavilion (6:00 pm)
  • Monday Meal after run (7:30 pm)
  • Tuesday – Plyometrics and Yoga in Shorewood (6:00 pm)
  • Wednesday – Lake Park Pavilion (6:00 pm)
  • Wednesday Beers after run (7:30 pm)
  • Thursday Indoor Track – Pettit Center (6:00 pm)
  • Thursday Hills at Colectivo Lakefront (6:00 pm)

Spring & Summer Schedule

Mornings

  • Monday – Atwater Park Shorewood (5:30 am)
  • Tuesday – Colectivo Lakefront (5:15 am)
  • Tuesday – Humboldt Park Bayview (6:30 am)
  • Wednesday – Hart Park Wauwatosa (5:30 am)
  • Wednesday – Atwater Park Shorewood (5:30 am)
  • Thursday – Colectivo Lakefront (5:15 am)
  • Friday – Hoyt Park Wauwatosa (6:00 am)
  • Saturday Long Run – Colectivo Lakefront (8:00 am)
  • Sunday – Lapham Peak Trail Run Delafield (9:00 am)

Evenings

  • Monday – Lake Park Pavilion (6:00 pm)
  • Monday Meal at Hubbard Park Beer Garden (7:30 pm) 
  • Tuesday Track / Speed Workout – Shorewood High School (6:00 pm)
  • Wednesday – South Shore Park Bayview (6:00 pm)
  • Wednesday Picnic after the run (7:30 pm)
  • Thursday Hill Workout – Alternates between Atwater Park and Colectivo Lakefront (6:00 pm)

Note to Shy People

The hardest part of running with OMG is showing up for your first run. Everyone says the same thing…. “I hesitated to come to your runs because I didn’t know anyone, and I thought I’d be too slow for the group.”  Our advice: Take a deep breath, pocket your fears, sucked it up, #justshowup!  You’ll surprise yourself. Everyone in the group was a stranger the first time they showed up. Look at our Photo Gallery!

Mondays

Morning Group Run – 5:30am – Atwater Park 
We run anywhere from 2-4 miles beginning at Atwater Park in Shorewood. Routes vary each day. If this is your first time ask for Laura. We’d be happy to explain all the options and do our best to match you up with someone your speed and distance. The pace of this run is slower but faster pace runner are always welcome.

Evening Group Run – 6:00pm – Lake Park Pavilionimg_3483
We run anywhere from 2-8 miles beginning at Lake Park Bistro Pavilion. Routes vary each week. All routes have a shorter / slower option if that’s what you need. If this is your first time, ask for Veronica, Patrick or Clint. We’ll explain the options and match you up with someone your speed and distance.

There are always a multitude of pace groups ranging from glacial, turtle, slow, medium, average, fastage-group-place-contender, and Olympian. We don’t judge (unless you don’t show up). After the run we meet back at the Pavilion to do core exercises, stretch, socialize, and answer trivia questions. Most Mondays we go out for the “Monday Meal” which is described next.

Monday Meal” – 7:30pm – Locations Varyimg_3464
Most Mondays we go out for a “Monday Meal” after the run. We look for (and find) inexpensive high quality cafes and grills offering (at least a few) entree’s that cost less than $10. Look for the destination each week on our Facebook Page. Also see our Monday Meals page on this website for ratings and reviews of the places we’ve already visited..

Tuesdays

Morning “Wakeup” Group Run – 5:15am – Colectivo Lakefront
We run anywhere from 2-4 miles beginning at Colectivo Lakefront. Routes vary each day.  The pace of this run is slower but faster pace runner are always welcome.

Morning “Wakeup” Group Run – 6:30am – Humboldt Park Bayview
Meet at the SW corner of Humboldt Park (Oklahoma and Howell) at 6:30am. Ask for Jessica, Olivia, or Veronica if it’s your first time! Route will include options for distances ranging from 3.5-6 miles. (First loop is 3.5, add on loops for longer.) Plenty of bathroom stops along the way.

Winter – Plyometrics and Yoga – 6:00pmNorthwoods
We do 60 minutes of Plyometric, Yoga, or Pilates exercises in the gym in the basement of Northwoods. Plyometrics are a form of leg strength training good for all sports including running. We start with group exercises then a series of hurtle and jump exercises. This workout is designed to make your legs and joints stronger.  We switch each month to Yoga and have a very popular program designed for runners by runners.img_3468

The OMG program is setup to allow each person to work to their own ability. You compete only with yourself to improve from week to week.  The plyometric video below was filmed to show a few of the variations of the exercises we do.  This program works for anyone from ages 10 through 80. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5OQ_eI54aw&feature=youtu.be  A Facebook Page with videos of previous sessions can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/MilwaukeePlyometricTraining/videos The benefits of Plyos for runners is documented here: http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/training/the-benefits-of-plyometrics-for-runners_65392

Summer – Track & Speed Workout – 6:00pm – Shorewood High School Track 
Slower Runners or Beginners:  We designed a “speed” workout for beginner or slower pace runners. Typical paces ranging from 10-14 minutes per mile, and the laps are shorter, easier
version of standard track workouts. One option: Two slow warm up laps then repeats of: 100 meters fast. 300 meters very slow or walking. Eight repeats. That’s it! FYI, a lap is 400 meters.

Faster Runners: Typical paces of OMG members range from 6-10 minutes per mile. Someone your speed will be there. Some weeks we do 800s. Other weeks ladders, yassos, or 1200s.  There are 211 variations of track workouts so bring your own to share or find someone your pace and do what they’re doing.

Speed workouts are a part of many training plans – 5k to Marathon. Track work is great for improving endurance, pace, and self-esteem! Most of us could use some of each of those. :))  

Wednesday

Morning Wakeup Group Run – 5:30am – Atwater Park 
We run anywhere from 2-4 miles beginning at Atwater Park in Shorewood. Routes vary each week.If this is your first time ask for Laura. We’ll explain the options and match you up with someone your speed and distance. The pace of this run is currently slower but the group is ever growing so faster pace runner are welcome.

Morning Wakeup Group Run – 5:30am – Wauwatosa
Live near Tosa and like to run in the morning? Join us on Wednesdays at the Senior Center in Hart Park in Wauwatosa for a 3-5 mile run. Paces are anywhere from 9:00 to 12:00 minutes per mile – something for everyone. Beginners are welcome! New to running? Ask for Dan and we’ll get you started.

Summer – Group Run – 6:00pm – South Shore Park
When evening temperatures sustain above 60 degrees — usually by late May — we relocated the Wednesday evening run to South Shore Park where we run a 3-10 miles “out and back” along the Oak Leaf Trail. it’s fun because we see each other along the trail no matter your speed or distance. Arriving late? Run south on the Oakleaf Trail until you see an OMGer and then join up. We run the same route every Wednesday. After the run if the weather we hang out in the park. OMG brings a cooler with beer, water, and gatoraid. All are encouraged to bring a snack or dessert (or something healthy) to share. You can also bring your favorite beers to refill our cooler. If the temperature is cooler or raining we’ll hang out in the South Shore Park pavilion.  Can’t make the run? Join us anyways. Our weekly picnic starts around 7:00 pm.

Winter – Group Run – 6:00pm – Lake Park Pavilion  
For most of the colder months of the year this run is the same as Monday (scroll up and read the Monday description.) After the run we go out for beers on the East Side. All are welcome to join us...

Thursdays

Morning “Wakeup” Group Run – 5:15am – Colectivo Lakefront
We run anywhere from 2-4 miles beginning at Colectivo Lakefront. Routes vary each day.  The pace of this run is slower but faster pace runner are always welcome.

Summer – Hill Workouts – 6:00pm – Location Switches Weekly
Location 1: Colectivo at the Lakefront
Location 2: Atwater Beach Park

We alternate the location of hill workouts each Thursday between Atwater Beach and Colectivo. Check our Meetup Page for this week’s location.

Lakefront Hill Workout:  This is a 3-6 mile run with four hills thrown in. Starts at Colectivo and runs up and down Lafayette Hill, Water Tower Hill, Ravine Hill (at the Bistro), and Kenwood Hill — then back again in reverse. The two mile option skips the last two hills. A five mile option skips Kenwood Hill. We don’t racing up the hills, but rather aiming to maintain a constant effort up and down. Practicing this tactic in training will help on races with rolling hills and teach our bodies to avoid exerting too much energy. Many runners attack hills too hard during a race, and as a result they go anaerobic and need to slow down considerably once the hill is over. Here’s a link to the route. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/1004835619/

Atwater Beach Workout:  This is the hardest workout we do. We jog down the path to the beach then run back up. Recover for a minute. Then down the steps to the beach and back up. Repeat. It is a great hard workout.  And it doesn’t take very long. 30-40 minutes typically. We do 4 – 10 repeats.  Before we start we do a slow warm-up run of 1/2 to 1 mile. There is a bubbler (fountain for you not native to Milwaukee) for water and porta-pottys at the top of the hill.

Winter – Track & Speed Workout – 6:00pm – Pettit Center West Allis
Come get out of the cold and join us at the Pettit center for some speed work!  All ability levels are welcome. Come with a workout in mind or just come and run laps around the indoor track with us. The cost to get into the Pettit Center is $3 if you are a Badgerland Strider Member, or $4 if not. Either way, it’s a good deal.

Fridays

Morning “FriYay” Group Run – 5:30am – Hoyt Park Wauwatosa
Join us on Friday at Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa for a three to five mile run. Paces are anywhere from 9:00 to 12:00 minutes per mile – something for everyone. Beginners are welcome! New to running? Ask for Emily Jo or Patrick and we’ll get you started.

Saturdays

Saturday “Long Run” 8:00am – Colectivo at the Lakefront
Our spring / summer “long” runs are great training for 5k, 10k, Half and Full Marathon runners. There are IMG_7299three pace groups:

  • 7:30-8:45 min/mile (Fast Pace)
  • 8:45-9:30 min/mile (Moderate Pace)
  • 10:00-14:00 min/mile (Slower/Beginner Pace)

Our long runs will differ each week with different routes and distances, but there are plans for all abilities and speeds. Runners will go anywhere from 4 to 18 miles. The most common option is a 4.9 mile loop.

We all start together then split into groups of similar speeds and distances. After the run we meet back at the Pavilion to stretch, socialize, and compare notes on running shoes, music, movies, TED talks, and the latest trends in pop culture.

Most of us would not know what to do with ourselves on a Saturday morning without an OMG run. Join us for as many miles as fit your plan..

Sundays

Sunday “Trail Run” – 8:00am – Lapham Peak State Park
New to trails or a trail runner of all seasons?!? We want YOU to come run some TRAILS!!

We meet in the Evergreen Parking Lot, which is the first lot on the right.  We typically run about 7 miles. If you want to run fewer miles, you can turn around at any point. If you want to run further, you can tack on some miles before or after our 8:00 run.

It is a state park, so you need a park sticker or day pass, which you can buy as you enter. Buying a sicker is a good deal if you plan on going to a state park more than 4 times within the year.

We always have a 5 minute grace period, so we’re off and running by 8:05. If you know you’re running a little behind, just post on this page and we’ll know to wait for you. We’d hate to leave anyone behind!

Brunch afterwards if the group would like! We can plan occasional field trips to other trails in the area as well!

  • Black loop = 6.4 miles
  • Black Loop+Stairway = 9 Miles
  • Blue loop = 6 miles
  • Ice Age = 7 miles

Note to Shy People

The hardest part of running with OMG is showing up for your first run. Everyone says the same thing…. “I hesitated to come to your runs because I didn’t know anyone, and I thought I’d be too slow for the group.”  Our advice: Take a deep breath, pocket your fears, sucked it up, #justshowup!  You’ll surprise yourself. Everyone in the group was a stranger the first time they showed up. Look at our Photo Gallery!

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