June 13, 2012

Oiselle HQ Is Ready for Totally Trials!

The Olympic Track and Field Trials start on June 21st. Oiselle HQ and team have been counting the days until we are swept up in all the excitement.


Months ago we put out the invitation to our team of athletes to come and stay with us in Track Town and take in as much of the Trials as they could. Flash forward to now, we have three houses booked and packed with Oiselle runners, friends, and our Totally Trials contest winner Emily and Sarah. Full house!

And as we announced on Friday, we have three athletes competing in the Olympic Trials! Our excitement levels have reached their max! To imagine these strong women in the Oiselle singlet stepping onto Hayward… it gives me goosebumps. I’m so excited for them, and can’t wait to meet them.

All that alone is enough to make me lose sleep, and I didn’t even mention that on Friday, June 29th we are throwing the most ridiculous party! Hosted by Oiselle and DJed by none-other-than MC Hammer and his son. AND Oiselle will be debuting hot new looks in our first runway show. Yes, I get to strut the catwalk.

I have child-levels of excitement. Seven more sleeps until Eugene! My bag is already being packed! My calendar days are being checked off in Oiselle orange. And the rest of HQ is ready too!

Meet some of the players headed to Eugene and get tips for the best Totally Trials week possible:

Kristin Metcalf - Oiselle Team Manager

What day do you arrive in Track Town?  June 27th
Which event are you looking forward to most? 1500 meters, steeple, 5k, 800 meters
Which athlete are you most likely to stalk? ;) aka Who are you most looking forward to watching compete? Katie Flood and Kate Grace in the 1500m, Brie Felnagle in the 5k and Collier Lawrence and Jamie Cheever in the steeple!
Which athlete would you like to have a beer with? Lauren Fleshmen

Olympic Trials Spectator Guide
What should I have in my bag, besides hopefully-much-needed sunscreen?  Snacks for the track meet, sunglasses, and sanitizer
Trials Styles: what to wear?  Roga's, Oiselle tank tops and tees!
Best place to get an autograph?  On the fence line by the steeple pit or in the north stands by the pole vault
Must have cheer gear? well rested voice
Fun activities?  Morning runs
Best place to get swag? Outside the stadium, Oiselle housequarters :) 

House Rules
Do you snore? Nope
Who's your bedmate? Jacquelyn Komen What oddity should they be aware of? I sometimes walk in my sleep 
When's the last time you shared a house with this many awesome women? College: a long time ago!
Who between us could win a pushup contest? Sarah Lesko for sure!

Eugene Travel Guide
Where is the best ice cream? Prince Pucklers
Best track nerd bar? 19th street McMenamins is my favorite track gathering spot
Must see landmark?  Alden Baker Park for a run

Sally Bergesen - Oiselle Founder

What day do you arrive in Track Town? Not soon enough! Heading down to see the Hammer Throw on the Nike campus on June 21st - and then zoom! Eugene-bound 
Which event are you looking forward to most? The Hammer Throw - because I've not been a good T&F fan and have never spectated that event. The power of the athletes is very cool. Plus, it's Hammer Time, and well, it turns out that's our Trials theme.
But the events I am totally insane over watching are those being run by Oiselle Athletes, including Kate Grace in the 800m/1500m and Jamie Cheever and Collier Lawrence in the Steeple. I will be their biggest super fans EVER.
Which athlete are you most likely to stalk? ;) aka Who are you most looking forward to watching compete? Kate Grace, Collier Lawrence, Jamie Cheever, Lauren Fleshman, Stephanie Rothstein, Amy Hastings, Morgan Uceny, Alice Schmidt, Lolo Jones, Allyson Felix, and Brie Felnagle.
Oh are there guys at the Trials? lol The guys will be amazing too.
Which athlete would you like to have a beer with? All of the above! Beer Fest 5000?

Olympic Trials Spectator Guide
What should I have in my bag, besides hopefully-much-needed sunscreen? Sun hat AND umbrella. You never know. Print out of the schedule. Something to get your heroes' autographs on.
Trials Styles: What to wear? Hello? Oiselle.
Best place to get an autograph? Athlete village exit/entrance
Must have cheer gear? Voice, hands, camera, any apparel that shouts your spirit loud and proud
Fun activities? I'm guessing there will be a lot of fun activities in the Trials Village. I know they do a good job of involving fans. Best place to get swag?
The Track & Fun Party of course!

House Rules
Do you snore? Yes. So I should I have my own bed.
Who's your bedmate? What oddity should they be aware of? My family will be squeezed into a single room with me. I'd like to say we know everything, but there may be new discoveries made...
When's the last time you shared a house with this many awesome women? Um, like never.
Who between us could win a pushup contest? Hmmm. I know it's not me. I would give that to Lesko, 'cause she's a beast with the exercises... runner ups JJ or Mac 'cause they've been goin hard at the gym lately.

Eugene Travel Guide
Where is the best ice cream? Duh. Prince Pucklers.
Best track nerd bar? Hmmm. Not sure.
Must see landmark? The Pre Trail of course! Lovely wood chip trails through pretty shade trees along the river...ahhhh.
When I went to UO, I didn't like Eugene. I thought it was too small town. But now that I'm older, and its track heritage has only grown stronger, I appreciate it more than ever. I'm also making my way through the "Bowerman" book by Kenny Moore. A lot of great history. I love how the town turns into one big celebration of our sport.

Sarah MacKay - Marketing Lady 

What day do you arrive in Track Town? June 21st!
Which event are you looking forward to most? Steeple
Which athlete are you most likely to stalk? aka Who are you most looking forward to watching compete? Our Oiselle athletes, Kate Grace, Jamile Cheever and Collier Lawrence! I can’t even wait!
Which athlete would you like to have a beer with? Lauren Fleshman or Lolo Jones

House Rules
Do you snore? Like a tiny squirrel
Who's your bedmate? Maybe my sis, Rebekah.

What oddity should they be aware of? She knows all my oddities. The talking, laughing, crying and kicking in my sleep. I'm a real treat.
When's the last time you shared a house with this many awesome women? Never!
Who between us could win a pushup contest? Lesko. Woman is ripped.

Jacquelyn Komen - Social Media Specialist

What day do you arrive in Track Town? Wednesday (the 27th) if everything goes according to plan.
Which event are you looking forward to most? The Steeplechase is going to be awesome. Having Collier Lawrence and Jamie Cheever now on our team, it makes spectating 10 times more exciting to watch the water pitt!
Which athlete are you most likely to stalk? I mean...who are you most looking forward to watching compete? Ah that's a hard one. Must be honest, it will be very exciting to spot Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher rolling around Eugene.

Olympic Trials Spectator Guide
What should I have in my bag, besides hopefully-much-needed sunscreen? A towel in case you are sitting on the grass in the stands! And granola bars, I don't think they will let you bring water in.
Trials Styles: what to wear? A oiselle tee and some rogas!! Sandals.
Best place to get swag? The Eugene Bookstore on Agate (I think is the street) will have lots and lots of goodies. 

House Rules
Do you snore? Nope
When's the last time you shared a house with this many awesome women? Sorority Days at U of O (Alpha Phi!)
Who between us could win a pushup contest? Sarah Lesko definitely could take the cake on that one.

Eugene Travel Guide
Where is the best ice cream? Prince Pucklers! Right off 19th.
Best track nerd bar? Hmm... Track town pizza ;) (The only place I could go to under 21!) So yummy though. 
Must see landmark? Spencer's Butte. Only about 2 miles away from U of O and about 1-2 hours to get to the top (hiking). You can see all of Eugene and all of Springfield from the top. 

Christy Slye - Oiselle Sales Director

What day do you arrive in Track Town? Thursday, June 28
Which event are you looking forward to most? I was never a trackster but was part of a track family. When I was young it seemed like we went to college meets every weekend around the midwest. I love to watch all track and field events. My favorite events are high hurdles, intermediate hurdles and the relays!
Which athlete are you most likely to stalk? I mean...who are you most looking forward to watching compete? I would love to see the Oiselle women compete! I want to support my team as a fan.

House Rules
Do you snore? Sometimes
What oddity should your bedmate be aware of? I like untucked sheets
When's the last time you shared a house with this many awesome women? This will be a first
Who between us could win a pushup contest? Not me; I don't go to boot camp. My limit is 10, but I like to think I have good form.

Sarah Lesko - Oiselle Friend and #1 Fan

What day do you arrive in Track Town? Thurs 6/21. Whole hog!!!!
Which event are you looking forward to most? So many! Of course women's 800, 1500, 5K. But I love men's HJ too. And men/women pole vault: DRAMA.
 Which athlete are you most likely to stalk? I mean...who are you most looking forward to watching compete? Kate Grace!!!!! And, Ashton Eaton is spectacular.  
Which athlete would you like to have a beer with? Mary Slaney. I have read so much about her, from youth to the year 2000. I would love to sit back and just get her life perspective now.   

Olympic Trials Spectator Guide
What should I have in my bag, besides hopefully-much-needed sunscreen? Oiselle gear to trade with people or give to your favorite athletes. A sharpie for autographs. An empty plastic bottle for water (fountains inside) and some Nuun tabs. 
Trials Styles: what to wear? Oiselle of course. 
Best place to get an autograph? Back behind the track up top; everyone walks through there.
Must have cheer gear? Crazy shirts. 
Fun activities? The tree climb...so fun! 
Best place to get swag? On entrance day every day there is a new giveaway. My favorite in 08 was the bandanna printed with Hayward Field outline.

House Rules
Do you snore? Never. I make a little "woof" sound right when I go to sleep.
Who's your bedmate? My hubby :) What oddity should they be aware of? He knows all. 
When's the last time you shared a house with this many awesome women? Never. This is epic.
Who between us could win a pushup contest? Ummm, hello. Me? But Mac and Jack looking pretty buff too.


Eugene Travel Guide
Where is the best ice cream? Prince Pucklers!!! Oiselle HQ only 2 blocks from it! Crazy! The Turtle flavor is amazing. 
Best track nerd bar? Track Town Pizza.
Must see landmark? Climb Spencer's Butte on a nice day. And drive over to the Oregon Coast on the off days to run in the dunes and ice your legs in the ocean. So relaxing.


What about you!? Excited to cheer your favorite athletes onto London?

MORE TOTALLY TRIALS

Meet the Oiselle athletes, get race schedule and keep up with live tweet action from Hayward on the Totally Trials page. And shop the new Oiselle Trials Styles here.

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Jen Found | June 14, 2012 at 5:19pm

Super cute! Have a blast

Super cute! Have a blast ladies. I wish I could be there, Kristin, we could have a repeat from what...12 years ago? Have a beer for me!

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