Oxymoron – (noun) a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or to make haste slowly.”

Training Starts Saturday June 25, 2016.

“Running for enjoyment is definitely an “oxymoron” in many peoples minds.  Oxygen (the ability of the body to use it) is what  endurance training is all about, hence the name “Oxy-Gen Morons.”

Oxy-Gen Morons is New Mexico’s premier endurance-training group dedicated to helping our community reach athletic goals through individual coaching/mentoring, training programs, and team support.  With over 25 years of combined experience, our coaches and mentors are uniquely suited to serve beginning, novice, and advanced runners, walkers, run/walkers, and triathletes.

Read on to find out how our proven fundamentals of training, sports physiology, and nutrition work for individuals who are willing to commit time and dedication to obtaining their athletic potential.


The Oxy-Gen Moron Story

A diverse running foundation coupled with an innovative spirit, influenced Jeff Peters, Oxy-Gen Moron (OGM) Running Coach, to establish the organization in November of 2011.  Jeff founded OGMs to share his passion for healthy living through endurance training with members of the community.

 ”If I can convince people to adopt a lifestyle that includes a physical activity that elevates their heart rate and gets them moving, then I feel like I’ve been successful,” says Jeff.

Jeff has been running since the 1970′s running phenomenon and has coached over 1,000 beginner to advanced athletes.  Many of Jeff’s athletes have qualified for, and later ran the Boston Marathon – every runner’s dream.  Today, OGM has grown to over 100 registered athletes.


About Us

Oxy-Gen Morons (OGM), a leader providing endurance training solutions for beginner to advanced athletes, serves New Mexico’s running, run/walk and walking training needs.  Our experienced coaches and mentors train a broad range of aspiring athletes, while our unique programs allow us to provide a customized experience for each athlete.

OGMs are committed to providing each participant with reliable and affordable athletic training solutions that help us:

  • Recruit and retain experienced coaches/mentors that ensure a positive experience
  • Build a solid athletic team that guarantees desired results for each participant
  • Develop a unique strategy to attract and retain aspiring athletes to our team
  • Diversify our training programs to meet individual athletic needs


Our mission is:

“To promote the health benefits, both physical and mental, that running,  walking, and triathloning can provide, encourage a lifestyle change that includes running, walking, and triathlon as a way to meet fitness goals, and to provide guidance to participants to enable them to meet their maximum potential at any level of fitness and ability.”


Oxy-Gen Moron Values:

Oxy-Gen Moron’s (OGM) mission influences every aspect of our team.  We are the leaders of endurance training for our community by offering the following participant values:

  • Personalized coaching from over 100 years of combined athletic experience
  • Access to M.D. consulting, including injury prevention
  • Supplemental guidance from mentors who want you to have fun
  • Individualized 8-21 week training schedules
  • Three non-competitive group run, run/walk, and walk training sessions (Tue, Thur, Sat)
  • Weekly e-mails to motivate you every step of the way
  • Informative seminars on athletic nutrition, form, technique, injury prevention, and athletic attire
  • OGM Hi-Tech Coolmax training jersey
  • Low cost registration – $89.00 for run,run/walk and walk
  • Opportunity to network with positive athletes of all ages and backgrounds
  • Exclusive team-member discounts at participating athletic merchants


The Oxy-Gen Moron Philosophy

The Oxy-Gen Moron philosophy maintains a positive team community that fosters:

  • Healthy living in New Mexico
  • Athletic accountability through team involvement
  • Upbeat training environment
  • Integrity that nurtures participant respect
  • Athletic empathy that responds to individual athletic needs


Training will be geared towards the following events or you can pick one of your own within the same time frame:


  • Lake Tahoe Marathon, October 9, 2016, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Denver Rock & Roll Marathon, October 16, 2016, Denver, Colorado
  • Petrified Forest Marathon, October 22, 2016, Holbrook, Arizona
  • Marine Corp Marathon, October 30, 2016, Washington, D.C.
  • Las Vegas Rock & Roll Marathon, November 13, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Tucson Marathon, December 11, 2016, Tucson, Arizona

Half Marathons

  • Chips & Salsa Half Marathon, September 11, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon, September 18, 2016, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Durango Double Half Marathon, October 8 & 9, 2016, Durango, Colorado
  • Little Grand Canyon Half Marathon, October 9, 2016, Price, Utah
  • Lake Powell Half Marathon, October 15, 2016, Page, Arizona
  • Denver Rock & Roll Half Marathon, October 16, 2016, Denver, Colorado
  • Duke City Half Marathon, October 16, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Las Vegas Rock & Roll Half Marathon, November 13, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon, December 11, 2016, Scottsdale, Arizona


  • Rio Grande Half Marathon – 5k/10k,  August 15, 2016,  Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Chips & Salsa 5k/10k, September 11, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Santa Fe Thunder 5k September 18, 2016,  Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Duke City Marathon 5k/10k, October 16, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Las Vegas Rock & Roll Marathon 5k/10k, November 13, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
  • Tucson Marathon 5k/10k, December 11, 2016, Tucson, AZ


With over 25 years of combined coaching experience and mentors to help and motivate you every step of the way, you’ll definitely be on your way towards meeting your fitness goals.  Whether you’re “just off the couch” or a seasoned athlete, we have a program that fits what you want to do.  If you’re looking to complete your first endurance event, establish new personal records, or qualify for the Boston Marathon, we can help.  Join today and you’re on your way!

Sign up online, or attend one of the following Sign-Up/Informational meetings: