Today on RUN with Coach Parry we talk about yesterday’s big announcement that the Comrades Marathon Association has changed the qualifying criteria for The Ultimate Human Race.
4:50 it is. Now what?
I just got finished packing (I hope I haven’t forgotten anything 🙈) for my trip to Cape Town for my jog around the city on Sunday (I’m really looking forward to seeing what the new course looks like . . . and possibly running a fairly fast marathon).
Over the years, I’ve been known to forget all sorts of things on my travels
Last Thurday I asked for your advice on something VERY important and special to me…
…and I received more than 250 comments (from the Nelspruit to Upington, Cape Town to Joburg, Canberra to Moscow, New York to Manchester).
Today on RUN with Coach Parry we introduce you to Hobbo. Hobbo has set the audacious goal to complete the Ironman 70.3 in Durban in June 2019. We're extremely excited to be part of Hobbo's #BiogenJourney and want to urge you to join us as we help Hobbo and hopefully...
I’ve been feeling reluctant to talk about something. But it’s *long overdue* so here goes…
Most weeks I send out helpful training advice for you. Well…today is a bit different. I want to pull back the curtain a little bit and share something more personal. Here goes…
On today’s episode of RUN with Coach Parry, we chat to one of our online community members John Hauber. John has been using one of our 12 week marathon programs and smashed his PB by 14 minutes; running 3:21 and in doing so also qualified for the Boston Marathon. Coach Parry helps John put a plan in place for the Boston Marathon for next year.
They also discuss all things pacing, strength work and how to use shorter distances to help maximise training for the marathon distance.
On today’s episode of RUN with Coach Parry, we speak to another one of our CoachParry Online Community members Mthunzi. Coach Parry and Mthunzi talk all about Mthunzi’s inspiration to start Comrades all the way to helping him reach for higher goals for all distances.
Today’s one on one coaching call is with another one of our athletes on our marathon programs – Jeff Ostrom. Coach Parry advises Jeff on how to get faster across all distances, with KaapseHoop Marathon particularly in mind. Jeff comes from a team sport background and so Lindsey shares how this has probably helped his speed as well as his endurance for running.
They also discuss how much mental tenacity is required for running and how to overcome some of these hurdles.
Today on Run with Coach Parry, we have another one on one coaching session with one of our athletes – Janine Mazery. Lindsey guides Janine with her weekly schedule and some of her goal race times for this year.
Lindsey then gives some insight into the different training paces on the program and why those prescribed times overlap.
On today’s episode of RUN with Coach Parry we help Alex put a plan in place for the New York Marathon. Which happens to be the same weekend as Soweto Marathon and Kaapsehoop Marathon – so there’s lots to get out of this even if you’re not training for New York Marathon specifically.
Lindsey and Alex also discuss the value of having a community around during training- like we have on the Coach Parry membership forums- and how inspiring it can be read others stories and be able to share your own with like minded people.
On today’s episode of Run with Coach Parry we have another question from our members forum. We know the benefits of carbohydrates for endurance sports, but there is so much hype around protein and protein intake around these days, is it important for runners? If so, how much and when is best to be taking it.