Daily Schedule

Daily Training Schedule

The Milwaukee Running Group – OMG is the only Milwaukee area running club offering daily runs or workouts 365 days a year. On Monday / Wednesday / Friday we have two runs – one morning, one night.  We meet in all weather and have only cancelled runs twice in the past three years due to dangerous conditions (severe lightning).

Saturday8:00amLake Park PavilionAll Paces5 miles to 20 milesLong run day. Routes vary each week. In the winter, we often run around Summerfest then back to Colectivo along the Oak Leaf Trail (5 miles), up to Capitol and back (9 miles) up to Hampton and back (11 miles), or up to Capitol over to Lake Drive to Colectivo (11.5 miles).

Day Time Location Paces Distance In Miles Notes
Monday 6:00pm Lake Park Pavilion All Paces 4 to 8 miles We run along the Lakefront sidewalks, or if the weather is bad we run in the streets to the edge of Whitefish Bay and back. “Monday Meal” follows at a local restaurant. Venues differ each week.
Tuesday 6:00pm Shorewood High School Track All Paces Varies As soon as it’s warm enough we host speed workouts at the Shorewood High School track. Typical paces are 6-10 minutes per mile. Someone your speed will be there! Some weeks we do 800s. Other weeks ladders, yassos, or 1200s. We do some core exercises when we’re done. Important: If there is a high school game using the track we will move our workout to the Oakleaf Trail starting at the Hubbard Park Beer Garden about 1/4 mile away. Check Meetup for weekly schedule updates.
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
5:30am Atwater Park Slower 3 to 5 miles Morning run meets at the statue in Atwater Park in Shorewood and runs along the lakeshore sidewalks.
Wednesday 6:00pm South Shore Park All Paces 4 to 8 miles We run an out-and-back along the Oakleaf Trail. After the run we meet back at the park and open the bottomless OMG cooler to see which beers have appeared this week. (PBR never misses.) We also share snack and appetizers and beverages – so bring sometime to share!
Thursday 6:00pm Colectivo / Atwater Beach All Paces 4 to 7 miles We alternate weekly between two different locations. Atwater is the hardest workout we do: We jog down the path to the beach then run back up. Recover for a minute. Then trot down the steps to the beach and run up. Repeat. The Colectivo workout is the “Seven Hills” run: We start at Colectivo and run Lafayette Hill, Water Tower Hill, Ravine Hill (at the Bistro), and Kenwood Hill — then back again in reverse.  This schedule is fluid week-to-week. Check out Meetup.com page for weekly updates.
Saturday 8:00am Colectivo All Paces 5 miles to 18 miles Long Run.  We all start together then split into groups of similar speeds and distances. After the run we meet back at Colectivo to stretch, socialize, eat breakfast, and swap stories.
Sunday 9:00am Lapham Peak State Park All Paces 6 miles to 18 miles Trail Run. Meet in the Evergreen Parking Lot and run the black loop at Lapham Peak. One loop is about 6 miles. We coordinate this run with the Glacial Trail Runners of Greater Milwaukee

Year Round Training Schedule

A detailed schedule of runs, workouts, events, who’s coming, pictures, and more is updated daily on our Meetup Website.  Even more on our private Facebook Page (ask to “Join”)

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 most 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 Patrick, Christina, Ryan, Nicole, or Clint. We’d be happy to explain all the options and do our best to 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 Kaitlyn’s trivia questions. Most Mondays we go out for a “Great Meal” which is described next.

Great Meal” – 7:30pm – Locations Varyimg_3464
Most Mondays we go out for a “Great Meal” after the run. We look for (and find) inexpensive high quality cafes and grills.  The venues have to offer at least a few entree’s that cost less than $10 to qualify.  Beer on tap is not strictly required, but his looked on most favorably.  Look for the destination each week on our the Meetup Website and our Facebook Page. Also see our Great Meals Page on this website for ratings and reviews of the places we’ve already visited..

Tuesdays

Fall, 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

Note:  Plyometcis and Yoga are only offering in the late Fall and Winter.

Spring, Summer

Track & Speed – 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 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’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 currently slower but the group is ever growing so faster pace runner are welcome.

Summer, Fall

Southshore “PBR Run” 6:00pm – South Shore Park 
All speeds and abilities welcome.

When evening temperatures sustain above 60 degrees — usually by late May — we switch 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. South Shore Park runs start when it gets warmer. Check our Meetup page for daily schedule updates. After the run if the weather is fair we hang out in the park across from the pavilion. OMG brings a cooler with beer, water, and gatoraid. Members are encouraged to bring their favorite beer to refill our cooler. All are encouraged to bring a snack or dessert (or something healthy) to share. If the temperature is cooler or raining we’ll hang out in the South Shore Park pavilion after the run.  Can’t make the run? Come and hang out with us anyways. Our weekly picnic starts around 7:00.

Winter, Spring

Lake Park & BBC “PBR Run” 6:00pm – Lake Park Pavilion  
All speeds and abilities welcome.
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 to BBC on Farwell & North and enjoy $2.00 PBRs and $4.00 Burgers.  All are welcome to join us...

Thursdays

Spring, Summer

Hill Workouts – 6:00pm – Location Switches Weekly
Location 1: Colectivo at the Lakefront
Location 2: Atwater Beach Park
All speeds and abilities welcome

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 – 6:00pm – Pettit Center West Allis
All speeds and abilities welcome
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 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 most welcome.
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Saturdays

Saturday “Long Run” 8:00am – Colectivo at the Lakefront
All speeds and abilities welcome
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 average distance is is 8-12.)

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 beers, music, movies, TED talks, and the price of gas these days.

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
Who Should Attend:  
Anyone who enjoys trail running
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

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 (fast/slow) for the group.”  Our advice: Take a deep breath, swallowed your fears, and sucked it up! You will be pleasantly surprised. We’re welcoming and friendly. Look at our Photo Gallery!

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