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Learning to run slower to run faster... While it sounds contradictory, one of the biggest mistakes recreational runners make is running their easy runs too hard. Following on from two of our previous #FastFriday posts on this topic, Coach Parry delves deeper the most common mistake recreational runners make.
Are you racing the Two Oceans Marathon and wondering what is the best way to taper for the grueling 56kms that lie ahead in 2 weeks time? If Comrades Marathon is your main goal, do you even need to taper for Two Oceans? Coach Parry shares his tapering advice specifically for Two Oceans as well as what is best for Comrades training after Two Oceans, on today's episode of Run with Coach Parry.
Running alone when training for any race is tough. Coach Parry provides some insights into what you can do to keep motivated if you do not have a running club / group to train with and most of your training runs are done on your own. What is the best way to keep things interesting and hold yourself accountable without negatively affecting training load and intensity in the build up to your race.
Coach Parry shares some tips on how to care for your running shoes to ensure you get the most mileage out of them. What is the best way to clean and dry your shoes and other general care ideas. Also, what is the optimum amount of mileage you should have in your shoes before tackling a race? All this is answered in today's episode of Run with Coach Parry.
Chafing ("friction burn") is one of the most common problems runners face. And every runner has heard sage advice and remedies from other runners on how best to avoid this. From vaseline and ointments to plasters and finger-toe socks. If this is something you struggle with, then today's episode of Run with Coach Parry is for you. Listen to Coach Parry share his tips on how best to avoid chafing and blisters.
We're sidestepping from some specific training topics onto some running nutrition on today's episode of Run with Coach Parry. Do you struggle to eat during marathon and ultra-marathon races? Many runners battle with this even after practicing it on some lower intensity training runs. Coach Parry provides some advice as to how to get over this struggle.
You've seen athletes like Caroline Wostmann use the run/walk strategy very successfully. In this episode of Run with Coach Parry; Lindsey explains the intricacies of how to make the run/walk strategy work for you whether you're a faster or a slower runner. Not only for Comrades Marathon distance but for races ranging from 10km all the way to ultra marathons. Coach Parry also gives some other tips on pacing, talking about even and negative splits for you to calculate your race paces.
In this next episode of RUN with Coach Parry, we chat about the importance / relevance of cross-training to the marathon and ultra-marathon runner. Is it beneficial? How much cross-training should you be doing on your rest days from running in the lead up to the Comrades Marathon and will it help if you are not managing to get to your long runs?
Today on RUN with Coach Parry, we look at how to tackle race day pacing strategies for novices taking on the Comrades Marathon. Comrades Coach Lindsey Parry and Brad Brown also delve into how best to work out your race pace and finish time from your different training runs especially for this year's slightly longer down-run.
Today on RUN with Coach Parry we discuss an issue that every runner faces at some stage, when you run and when to rest. If your legs are feeling sore and tired, do you push through and train or do you skip the session?
If you're planning on running both the Two Oceans and the Comrades Marathon this year, then this is the podcast for you! Today on RUN with Coach Parry we look at how to incorporate both OMTOM and Comrades into your training schedule.
On this episode of RUN with Coach Parry we answer a question we get asked a LOT. How many marathons and ultra marathons should you run in training if you plan on running the Comrades Marathon. The Official Comrades Marathon Coach Lindsey Parry joins Brad Brown to discuss the number of marathons and ultras you should run between January and the Comrades Marathon race day.
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