The Up Run – Is it harder than the Comrades Marathon Down Run?

The question Lindsey answers on today’s episode of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast has again got to do with the Comrades Marathon up run. Vicky submitted it as she is concerned about how tough the up run is compared to the down run. Her question is a follows:I entered my first comrades this year but became very tired. I got to Drummond in 6:05 and called it quits at Drummond as I did not think I would make the 12-hour cut off. I am very disappointed as I trained really hard for the Comrades Marathon. I want to try the Comrades up run, but I can only imagine how hard it is if the Comrades Marathon down run was this hard. Please help! – Vicky