I inexcusably neglected to advise in Mondayís Newsletter that Steve Lucas ran superbly in the Canberra Marathon last Sunday. Steve ran 2.58.55, and in doing so ducked under 3hrs for the first time. Congratulations Steve, well done mate!
Please RSVP via return email if you will be attending the Nutrition seminar on April 19 (Wednesday week) at The Ship Inn, commencing at 6.30pm. This is not an exclusive PCRG seminar, anyone is welcome. Greg Shaw will be providing you with valuable information to ensure you are providing your body with the correct nutrients throughout your Gold Coast campaign.
Also, please feel free to advise via return email if there are any topics you would like Greg to touch on.
Claire has taken time out to reflect on her 42.2km journey. You will find Claireís report below.
If you are running in the Good Friday 10k (Easter Egg Run) on Friday you are excused from turning up and running hard with the group tomorrow morning. You can however join us for the warm up/stretching and strides Ė continue for a light 20min out and back run Ė and join the group for the warm down.
I never take for granted the fact I am alive and healthy and it was interesting to discover that Tony Redwood adopts the same way of thinking. I hope you enjoy getting to know Tony Redwood just a little bit more.
Catch you ALL (ok, Good Friday 10k runners are excused) in the morning.
''PCRG is top's''!
I work as the Advertising Operations Manager at Queensland Newspapers. I live in Seven Hills and have lived in Brisbane since Forever and joined the Pat Carroll running group in November last year.
My favourite restaurant is Barts at Lota Ė itís not really a restaurant, just a fish and chip shop, but itís perfect after a leisurely run along the foreshore on a Sunday afternoon. For a special occasion like being too lazy to cook after work or maybe an anniversary ĎCincoí at Camp Hill is exceptional.
My earliest childhood memory is getting in trouble for stealing two Ďfrecklesí out of the fridge. I havenít been able to leave chocolate alone ever since.
Even in my 30ís I refuse to admit that I am an adult. To do that would mean having less time to do fun things like running.
My favourite movie is Gone in 60 Seconds Ė tragic I know, but my evil twin LOVES fast cars.
Brisbane City is just about the perfect place to live because although it has really come of age in the last 5 years the pace is still a lot slower than the southern capitals which lets everyone get on with the more important business of enjoying themselves.
My regular holiday destination is becoming Tasmania. Itís peaceful, not too expensive and has some of the most gorgeous scenery in the country.
If money was no option I would take my wife on a no expense spared trip around the world (OK, itís clichťd, but sheíd love it!) then when we got home join the World Rally Championship.
It frustrates me when people spend too much time looking for who is to blame and not enough time looking for a solution.
I have been involved in running on an off since I was about 20, but have never really trained properly before so I would have to say that my most memorable running experience is yet to come.
I enjoy distance running because for most of us it is you against yourself, no excuses, no shortcuts, just hard work and reward to match. I canít think of another sport, except perhaps swimming where effort = results so exactly.
My favourite run is something I am still searching for, but at the moment it is along the Wynnum/Manly foreshore. Itís relaxed with a great view.
Motivation is something that I believe everyone has, itís just a matter of finding it sometimes. (Especially around 5am on Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Injuries are something I work hard to avoid and what actually got me seriously into running. I turned my ankle really badly at squash last year and decided that enough was enough and havenít looked back.
I donít really think that there has been a turning point in my life because so far Iíve really been lucky to find that the harder Iíve worked the more Iíve been able to roll from one good experience in to another. Any downside has just made me appreciate the good times that little bit more.
The Pat Carroll running group is an outstanding group of motivated people. Every time I get along to the group Iím amazed at the level of commitment shared by such a large number of people.
I prefer running in the PCRG instead of alone because although the efforts are harder and sometimes longer (thanks Pat) you know that it is an honest effort you are putting in and will get the results from.
Running is not difficult when it is something you love and want to do. Challenging, definitely, but not difficult.
The best advice my cycling coach ever gave me was to make me think about what hurt more Ė my lungs and legs just before I decided to pull out of a race or my heart when I was sitting on the side of the road watching the race continue in front of me.
The thought that there are too many people no longer with us wanting to do what I am doing inspires me to do the absolute best that I can every time I wake up. I will do everything I can to make sure that I donít regret a decision or wish I had put in a little bit more. Live by the motto that if you arenít sure about something do it anyway because you might like it and have the chance to do it again tomorrow.
I will post your Gold Coast 2006 Goal on my site as well as on a board which will be displayed at the group sessions.
I encourage you to accept the challenge.
Please get out your diaries, your PATHWAY to success will involve these important dates.
Can you believe that 20 months ago I came to your running group to try to get below 50mins for the 10km. I had never done it before and it took me a few months to achieve but I finally managed to run 49:XX.
I got such a high that I continued to come to your group and just kept changing my goals. I never had the imagination to think that I would one day run a marathon. Now this weekend I was running that same pace for 42.2kms!!!!!
Possibly you (or your company) would enjoy being a PCRG 'Countdown to Gold Coast' 2006 sponsor.
There are also opportunities available to be a naming rights sponsor for a PCRG post training session breakfast and/or a PCRG seminar.
The Brisbane Running Buddies and the Regatta Runners are running from The Regatta Hotel this Saturday starting at 6am, running varying distances from around 8k up to over 30k.
Brekky/coffee afterwards at The Regatta. All are welcome.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if further details are required.
You can enter online.
Make sure you visit INTRAINING @ Park Rd Milton for all your running needs.
Thank you INTRAINING for being a PCRG sponsor.
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The April/May Issue of R4YL is OUT NOW.
Look out for the basics of Mountain Running, the Beautiful side of Sarah Jamieson, Vegetarian versus Meat Lovers diets, Commonwealth Games Preview, National Track and Field wrap up, Returning from Injury, plus a plethora of others assortments and of course all of the usual race results and reports.
Thank you R4YL for being a PCRG sponsor.
Thank you to pb sports nutriton for your ongoing support in providing product which is used at the group sessions.
Thank you ''The Ship Inn'' for being a PCRG sponsor.
INTRAINING stocks an extensive range of MIZUNO shoes and running apparel.
Thank you MIZUNO for being a PCRG sponsor.
If you fail to follow a sensible diet your body will not gain full benefit from all of those enjoyable and challenging runs and you won't recover as well as you possibly could.
Kerith Duncanson is an accredited dietician as well as a former International class runner. An online dietary assessment by Kerith may assist you to achieve your goal.
Kerith offers 20% off her advertised fees to any runners involved with me through online coaching or any runner who is a regular member of PCRG.
You can purchase your Fuel Belt from INTRAINING.
Thank you FUEL BELT for being a PCRG sponsor.
The Brisbane Marathon/Half Marathon and 10k is the second event noted on our 'Countdown to Gold Coast' pathway.
Thank you ''Auscript'' (Peter Wyatt) for being a PCRG sponsor.
A regular massage will help prevent niggles turning into injuries. I totally recommend Karla.
Thank you Karla for being a PCRG sponsor.