How to do a sensible slow build-up to Comrades

In this edition of the Ask Coach Parry podcast, I’m Brad Brown, Lindsey Parry with us. Lindsey, there were so many people inspired by Comrades 2015. If I just look at the numbers of our websites and the number of beginners training programs that were downloaded, literally in the first few days after Comrades. It’s incredible how the race has just captured people’s minds once again and I think Caroline Wostmann had a lot to do with that. Got a question in from Michelle. Michelle says she’s never run Comrades before, but she is in for 2016, she belongs to Hillcrest Village’s athletics club and was wondering if you could give us some advice on when she should start her training. She’s run four half marathons already and her average time is around 2:10. Any advice would be much appreciated. So this is someone who has got a slight base, she’s running halves, which is pretty good and she wants to have a bit of an onslaught onto Comrades 2016, how should she go about that?