HAVE YOU CONSIDERED A SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST?
Haute Volée 1500m specialist Angel Piccirillo, consistently frustrated with her race performance, asked for help. With the help of her sports psychologist, she learned to change her beliefs about herself - including that she had a "bad kick." Explore here if sports psychology could help your own athletic performance.
THERESA HAILEY: RACING WITH JOY
Theresa Hailey, aka @runninggingerly, has achieved legend-status in Oiselle circles for her persistent positivity. After an amazing build-up to Boston last year, she had a less-than stellar race, but jogged back to the Oiselle cowbell corner and cheered her face off for the rest of the team for several hours. Her Marathon Olympic Trials race took her to a new level. She was ranked 375th heading into the race, PR'd by 1:26 and finished 77th in 2:42:49, smiling, pumping her arms, and making heart symbols every time she ran through cowbell corner. After the fashion show that night (where she busted some epic dance moves), I asked her for her secret.
Oiselle OTQ Racers by the Numbers
This is it! The U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials are officially around the corner. Whether you cheer with us in Atlanta or in your hometown, we're beyond proud of all our qualifiers. Get to know a little about each woman here, and enjoy below some fun stats and numbers on all our racers as a group.
Oiselle OTQ Marathoners: Countdown to Atlanta
Every woman is different. And her shorts? Same. Without further ado, we’d like you to meet the rising stars in our 2020 shorts constellation.
Allie Kieffer: Thriving in Austin
Last week, Lesko and I jumped on the phone with Allie Kieffer (who’s now living and training in Austin, Texas), to get her lay of the land for the upcoming Olympic Trials.
Olympic Trials Marathon Prep
With the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon around the corner, we thought we’d check in on five of our Haute Volée and see how they stay on top of their training despite their 9-5 and family obligations.
Taking a Risk and Finding my Joy
No matter how fast of a runner we are, we are all working toward a personal goal. That might be to complete a new distance, to run a faster time, to be held accountable and consistent in training, to train with less chance of injury, to fuel properly, to add in cross training, to recover well, or to balance a work and personal life with training. No matter the reason, a coach can help.
The Art of the Pacer
Marathoner Allie Kieffer was excited to be at the start line of a marathon again, but this one had a twist! Instead of focusing on her race and pacing, Allie's purpose was to help other women get the Olympic Games standard.
The Fleshman Factor, and Breaking the Mold in Athlete Sponsorships
Pro athlete sponsorship isn't new. But Oiselle's approach has always been different.
Collaboration Over Competition
The collaborative effort behind what ultimately led to my race in Minnesota is something I do not take for granted. There were a lot of people who checked in, showed up, and led by example for me this year - all of which amplifies my ability to continue believing in and showing up for myself.
Top HV Moments of 2019
As we head into the Olympic year, we want to celebrate all that our Haute Volée accomplished this year. These are just a few of my favorite HV moments of 2019…please call out your faves too.
Salute to Kara Goucher
It’s been quite a month ... actually, more like five years for Kara Goucher. When we met her in early 2014, Kara had already begun testifying against illegal practices she observed during her time at the Nike Oregon Project (NOP). We knew it weighed on her. All the time.