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Cape Town Marathon – We help Steyn put a plan in place to qualify for Comrades

On this edition of RUN with Coach Parry Lindsey and Brad catch up with Steyn van Zyl. Steyn is training for the Cape Town Marathon and we help him put a plan in place to help him qualify for next year’s comrades. We also discuss the dangers of falling into the comparison game and look at the reasons behind running for time as opposed to distance.

2018 Comrades Marathon Pacing Bands

Due to circumstances out of our control the 2018 Comrades Marathon pacing charts were not manufactured on time. Simply click on the button below to download the 2018 Comrades Marathon Pacing bands. What are you training for? Click on any of the images below to...

2018 Bonitas Comrades Marathon Online Seminar – Race Day Strategies

On this Bonitas Comrades Marathon Online Training Seminar we talk extensively about your long training run ahead of the Comrades Marathon. The official Comrades Marathon Coach Lindsey Parry and Brad Brown discuss what you should and should do in the build-up to Comrades as well as on race day.

2018 Bonitas Comrades Marathon Online Seminar – May 2018

On this Bonitas Comrades Marathon Online Training Seminar we talk extensively about your long training run ahead of the Comrades Marathon. The official Comrades Marathon Coach Lindsey Parry and Brad Brown discuss what you should and should do in the build-up to Comrades as well as on race day.

Should runners get the flu-vaccine?

Seasons are changing and so it’s the start of the season for flu vaccines (flu-jabs). So many runners are wondering if the flu-jab will help keep them illness free and therefore fit and healthy to stay training. Should runners be getting the flu vaccine and if so, when is the best time to get it in relation to your race? 

Coach Parry gives you the answer in today’s episode of Ask Coach Parry

What is the most efficient way to run downhill?

Today’s question for Ask Coach Parry comes from the Coach Parry Facebook group and with it being a down run at Comrades this year; many runners are asking this question – What is the most efficient way to run downhill? Is there a trick to it?
Coach Parry answers this question and talks about things you can do to minimize the damage in your legs during the race as well as different things you can do during training to prepare yourself to get stronger for the downhills. 

Is One-on-One Coaching only for Elite / Pro Athletes?

Do you feel like you want one-on-one coaching but you’re not “elite” or fast enough? It’s a question we get asked often here at Coach Parry – “Will I benefit from one-on-one coaching even though I’m not an elite athlete?” Coach Parry gives you his answer to this question and also discusses who wont benefit from coaching. 

2018 Bonitas Comrades Marathon Online Seminar – April 2018

On this Bonitas Comrades Marathon Online Training Seminar we talk extensively about your long training run ahead of the Comrades Marathon. The official Comrades Marathon Coach Lindsey Parry and Brad Brown discuss what you should and should do in the build-up to Comrades as well as on race day.

Fast Friday – Big PB’s in the Big Apple

Today’s #FastFriday is all about bucket list achievements and how training consistency under the guidance of an expert coach can have a massive effect on performance. Coach Markus takes us through it all… 

Is there a correct way to breathe when running?

Following on from last week’s episode about side stitches; today’s episode of Run with Coach Parry is all about breathing while running.

Is there a correct or incorrect way to breathe while running? How should we be breathing to maximise our performance in both training and racing? What is the best way to breathe and stay comfortable while running. Coach Parry answers all of these in today’s episode.

The dreaded side stitch. What causes it and how to get rid of it

Many runners have experienced the pain of a side stitch (whether in the ribs or abdomen) or a stitch under the collar bone. Does this pain come from breathing incorrectly or eating/drinking too much before a run? Coach Parry discusses what causes stitches and the most successful techniques to get rid of them.

How to run faster…by slowing down

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.