April 2006
in this issue
  • Did you get your photo taken on Tuesday?
  • Michelle Dare 'uncut'
  • Gold Coast 2006 - GOALS
  • Next weeks training
  • Pat Carroll Running Group Sponsorship
  • Group runs this weekend
  • Gold Coast Airport Marathon - LESS THAN 11 WEEKS TO GO!
  • pb sports nutrition
  • The Ship Inn
  • Your next run is only as good as your last recovery!
  • Fuel Belt - INTRAINING
  • Brisbane Marathon - LESS THAN 2 WEEKS TO GO!
  • Auscript
  • Karla - MASSAGE
  • Pat,

    This is a final reminder about the Nutrition seminar - tonight @ 6.30pm at The Ship Inn. This is not an exclusive PCRG seminar, anyone is welcome. FOC (optional gold coin donation to Camp Quality).
    A hard copy of Greg's presentation will be available, please bring a pen if you wish to take additional notes.

    The 5.40am Friday sessions kick in as of this Friday. Fridayís session will be identical to what was run the previous day. Anyone who attended the Thursday session can also attend on Friday however you will be encouraged to warm up with the group, continue for a light run only and then rejoin the group for the warm down and refreshments.

    A large number of group members are starting to introduce a longer midĖweek run. The Friday session will allow more time to recover between PCRG sessions.

    If you wish to take advantage of the Tuesday/Friday option you may also consider joining the group on Thursday for the warm up, continue for a light run only and then rejoin the group for the warm down and refreshments.

    Option A:

    • PCRG Tuesday FAST
    • PCRG Thursday FAST
    • PCRG Friday EASY

    Option B:

    • PCRG Tuesday FAST
    • PCRG Thursday EASY
    • PCRG Friday FAST

    There were a number of PCRG members adorning huge grins once they finished the Good Friday 10k. Michelle Dare went into the 10k hoping to break the hour mark and it was great to see the air of achievement which radiated from Michelle when she well and truly achieved her goal.

    I hope you enjoy getting to know Michelle Dare just a little bit more.

    Catch you ALL in the morning. (and tonight)



    P.S. Each PCRG session you miss is going to make achieving your goal on July 2 just that little bit more difficult!

    Did you get your photo taken on Tuesday?

    Tori -
    ''Less than 11 weeks to prepare"

    Michelle Dare 'uncut'

    I work as a logistics officer in the Army. (although the usual response to this one is Ė I paint the dots on dominos). I live in Norman Park, and have lived in Brisbane since August 2005 and joined PCRG in January 2006.

    My favourite restaurant is the Japanese Restaurant around the corner from where I live.

    My earliest childhood memory is probably my scariest one as well Ė screaming in terror as pirates and indians shot at me in the dark in my little boat at Disney World. (Maybe this is why I joined the Army)

    I donít really see myself as an adult as they tend to lose their sense of fun in life and are supposed to be mature. Itís much more fun just being me, besides doesnít life really begin in your 30ís?

    My favourite movie is anything really Ė except horrors. Sunday is movie day.

    Brisbane City is fantastic because there is always something to see and do and a great step off point to go exploring around the Sunshine or Gold Coast.

    My regular holiday destination is anywhere tropical and near the water, actually anywhere at all, itís great having the travel bug.

    If money was no option I would probably still stay in my job after I had travelled the world, bought a motorbike, grand piano and a boat, (a girlís got to have some toys)

    It frustrates me when I get impatient, do too much sport/running etc to improve and then injure myself.

    I have been involved in running since I was in Little Athletics, although anything over 400m was way too far, and my most memorable running experience is deciding to try distance running this year and being able to run further than 400m. Bring on 02 July.

    I enjoy distance running because it is the biggest physical challenge I have faced, and when I started out it was so far above me but now I can see 02 July is in reach.

    My favourite run is all of them as its always hard work but when you get a great bunch of people supporting you and you push yourself further its worth it, and you always feel better after a shower.

    Motivation is something PCRG has in bucket loads and itís contagious.

    Injuries are so frustrating but Iím learning to manage them.

    Joining the PCRG was a turning point in my life because I donít think Iíd ever have been motivated to keep going to achieve my goal for 02 July and itís changed my outlook on running Ė I used to think I couldnít run, now I know I can even if it is slow.

    PCRG is extremely supportive and a great bunch of people.

    I prefer running in the morning because it gets the little endorphins buzzing and it sets me up for a great day and then I can walk my dog in the afternoon.

    Distance running is difficult but youíve got to start somewhere and I can see Iím actually getting there.

    The best advice my Dad gave me was if you want to soar with the Eagles donít play with the Turkeys. (that and adapt, adapt, adapt)

    People who excel at what they do inspire me, I say grow you tall poppy, grow. I will never regret joining PCRG and in fact I donít regret anything Iíve done in life thus far. You just learn from the horrid moments and keep thinking, Ďpain builds characterí.

    Gold Coast 2006 - GOALS

    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.

    Next weeks training

    Tues 25th:
    8 x 500m or 6 x 500m, 1min SR.

    Thurs 27th:
    15 x 30sec, 30sec SR.
    Warm up with group/stretching and strides - 20min out and back light run - warm down with group and refreshments.

    Fri 28th:
    15 x 30sec, 30sec SR.
    Warm up with group/stretching and strides - 20min out and back light run - warm down with group and refreshments.

    Pat Carroll Running Group Sponsorship

    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.

    Group runs this weekend

    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 tfabian@bigpond.net.au if further details are required.

    There is a strong chance there will be a group leaving from The Ship Inn @ 6am each Sunday, up to Gold Coast.

    Gold Coast Airport Marathon - LESS THAN 11 WEEKS TO GO!

    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.

    pb sports nutrition

    Thank you to pb sports nutriton for your ongoing support in providing product which is used at the group sessions.

    The Ship Inn

    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.

    Your next run is only as good as your last recovery!

    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.

    Fuel Belt - INTRAINING

    You can purchase your Fuel Belt from INTRAINING.

    Thank you FUEL BELT for being a PCRG sponsor.

    Brisbane Marathon - LESS THAN 2 WEEKS TO GO!

    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.

    Karla - MASSAGE

    A regular massage will help prevent niggles turning into injuries. I totally recommend Karla.

    Thank you Karla for being a PCRG sponsor.

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