WEEK 12 – Saturday, 10/06/18

Hi Y’all,
We’re almost at mid-season and we know the struggle between mind and body with the added obstacle of injuries makes it especially challenging throughout the training season. Some of you are experiencing the ups and downs of training for the first time. My hope is that you don’t feel alone in trying to reach your goal, and you’ve been able to meet some wonderful PARR veterans and members who are helping you along your journey.

This week may be the longest run for some of our first timers and it’s important for you to congratulate yourself on completing the run and also make sure you rest your body appropriately afterwards. Please always remember that allowing the body to rest and recover is just as important as the workout.

Congratulations again to our PARR members, Kaylin Olson, Terri Stone, Jesslyn Reed, Julie Schultz, Anthony Bruno and Marie Mickelson, who successfully completed their Ironman race in Maryland. These amazing athletes have done it multiple times and they make it look easy when it’s not.

I hope you were able to get your shirt orders placed with David and Wild Pear. David has requested for all shirt orders to be placed before 10/31/2018. After that date, he likely won’t be taking any more PARR shirt orders.

Also, there are approximately 30 unclaimed $25 gift certificates from Wild Pear. If you don’t use the GC by December 31, 2018, they will expire and will no longer be available.

Daniel Imrecke tells me that we should see an increase of meteor showers during the month of October if you’re looking toward the southern skies. For the early morning runners, you may want to look left or right, depending on your direction of travel, as you run along Magnolia. But always be mindful of the uneven sidewalks and cars.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 Run Details – Start at Wild Pear

Wild Pear Running Store, 9330 Broadway, D-400, Pearland, TX 77584 is our starting point for this Saturday’s run.

FM – 5:00 AM –MARATHON PACE RUN: 14 Miles (with option of adding 1-2 extra miles) Conversational easy pace (1-2 minutes slower than marathon). The schedule has 14 miles, but if you are feeling physically good, feel free to add 1 or 2 miles. It’s your run, so feel free to add/subtract based on your own individual circumstance.

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/899775005/ – turn around at Magnolia Elementary unless you’re adding a mile or two to the run.

HM – 5:30 AM – EASY RUN: 9 Miles at Conversational easy pace (1-2 minutes slower than marathon pace).

Walking Group – 6:00 AM – 5 Miles and same route as the HM’ers, but shorter distance.

Water will be at SE corner of Magnolia/FM 1128 so please note Walking group won’t have access to it unless you go a bit further to 1128.

Thank you to Karen Ochoa and Amy (Hammer) Van Berschot for supplying the water this week for our runners.

No yoga or core this week.

3rd Annual Pearland Turkey Trot – Thursday, Nov 22, 2018

The next PARR sponsored race is the 3rd Annual Pearland Turkey Trot. It’s another popular event for our members and their families and it is only two months away on Thanksgiving Morning. There is a Kids K/1- mile walk/ 4-Mile Run/6-Mile Run. The proceeds benefit the Forever Parks Foundation of Pearland.

Register at: https://raceroster.com/events/2018/15234/2018-pearland-turkey-trotin and enter “PARR18” for a 15% discount.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your group leader. Enjoy your run!