Monday, April 14, 2014

Oiselle Ladies Night Recap + This Week's Training

Last week, I attended a really awesome event. My favorite running store, Performance Running Outfitters, and Oiselle, teamed up to host a Ladies Night! 

The evening started with a 3-mile fun run. After everyone was back in the store, the local Oiselle sales rep, Cindi, showed off the Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 line. Lots of cute apparel - although I already own a lot of the Spring line, I can't wait to get my hands on the Fall stuff when it's available at PRO or online. 


It's events like this one that get me re-excited about running! PRO hosts fun runs every Thursday at 6pm at both the Brookfield and Shorewood store locations and I definitely recommend checking them out. Lots of fun and a great way to connect with fellow runners. 

Believe it or not, another race week is here. On Saturday, I'm racing the Hot Chocolate 5k in Minneapolis - part of a visit with my brother, Joe. Like my last race, this one isn't a goal race but that's not to say I don't care how I run. I ALWAYS care and will do my best to run according to the plan from Coach Matt

Here's this week's plan:

Monday: 4 miles + strides; Y-Kettle Bell Intervals Class
Tuesday: 6 mile workout, including 4x800m @goal 5k pace
Wednesday: 4 miles
Thursday: Rest Day
Friday: 4 miles + strides
Saturday: Hot Chocolate 5k!! (Plus w/u and c/d miles)
Sunday: 7 miles

Total: 32 miles

A lower mileage week, but I'm looking forward to resting my legs for this weekend and also for a final push before my goal May races!

Tell me: What gets you excited about running or working out? 

On a side note, I finally got the results from the Winter Series - I ended up placing 3rd AG for the series! 

- ST


  1. Congrats on your placement for the series! I'm looking forward to hearing how the Hot Chocolate race is. I've been thinking about doing the one they have here in November. Buying new running clothes always gets me excited about running. I may not know what my first race back for sure will be but I did buy a new outfit that I'll be racing in..I just couldn't help myself! :)

    1. I'll admit it - it's the post-race chocolate that sold me on the race ;) Can't wait to hear about your new outfit - I heart running clothes!

  2. Congrats on your AG placement for the Winter Series - that's awesome, Sun! Looking forward to celebrating with you soon :)
    What gets me most excited about running is the sense of community / camaraderie. That's what makes it fun!

    1. Thanks Laura! I agree, we need to get together soon :) And completely agree on the sense of community - runners are the most welcoming group of people!