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Australia to Comrades – We help Trevor with his Comrades preparations

This week on RUN with CoachParry, we chat to one of our international members of the Online CoachParry Training Club – Trevor Smith. We’ve been helping Trevor on his road to his back2back Comrades medal and today’s episode Markus and Trevor chat a little more detail on a few questions for an athlete training overseas coming to run a race in South Africa. 

Markus and Trevor talk about strength work and how to progress the program specific to Comrades, as well as how to do proper hill training in Australia where they dont have the luxury of hills like we do in SA. As a result much of Trevor’s training is done on trail and so Markus guides him how to adjust these runs specific to a road program.

If you’ve been following our #BiogenJourney with Hobbo on his road to IronMan 70.3 in Durban, then have a listen to this as we also have Lindsey catching up with Hobbo, who is making some amazing progress. He hit two major milestones this week! Listen to this for some inspiration for your #BiogenJourney.

Share your story with us using #BiogenJourney and you could win 3 months access to the CoachParry Online Training Club! This week’s winner is Johan du Plessis (Instagram handle @chocandchees). Welcome to the team Johan!

If you want to be a part of the team, you can find all the info you need HERE

Tips to improve your open water swimming

Today on TRI with CoachParry there is a great question which came from our CoachParry Online Training Club about open water swimming. How is it best to translate performances in the pool to open water? Rudolf gives some great tips to maximise your open water swimming training. 

Dont forget if you’re looking for some guidance on triathlon training, be sure to check out the CoachParry Online Training Club, with access to the entire library of programs as well as the member’s only forum where you can ask Rudolf and the rest of our coaches any burning questions!

Cruising to a Comrades back2back medal – We help Shaun on how to balance working on the yachts and a structured Bill Rowan program

On today’s episode of RUN with CoachParry, we chat to Shaun Simpson who is one of our CoachParry Online Training Club members. Shaun lives and works on the super yachts and has his sights set on his back2back Comrades medal this year, after finishing in 8:28 in 2018! Lindsey and Shaun chat all things around how to use other modalities to assist with the lack of time he gets to run and Lindsey provides top advice on what to expect in the Up Run for any novice Comrades Up Runner. 

They also touch briefly on altitude training and trail running and how these can both be beneficial to road runners. 

Are you racing too much?

We are often spoiled for choice with races in South Africa, but how much racing is too much? Devlin gives some great insight and advice on how to structure your races into your training plan. 

If you’re looking for some guidance with your training, check out the CoachParry Online Training Club, where you can access over 60 of our training programs as well as to Devlin and all our other coaches as well in our member’s only forum.

How to approach your nutrition for an Olympic distance triathlon

On today’s episode of TRI with CoachParry Rudolf and Brad dive into everything that is needed nutrition wise for an Olympic Distance Triathlon, both on race day and in training. Rudolf also shares how much nutrition is needed whether you’re a recreational triathlete or one aiming for a podium finish

If you’re looking for guidance with your triathlon training, be sure to check out the CoachParry Online Training Club, where not only do you have access to over 70 programs but also get to be in contact with Rudolf and all our CoachParry Coaches in our members only forum CLICK HERE for more info!

Do I change my goal after a small setback in training? We help Schalk with his Bill Rowan Comrades plan

Do you need to change your goal after a small setback in training? Markus chats to one of our CoachParry Online Training Club members – Schalk Visagie – about whether he needs to change his goal of 3:30 marathon after missing 2 weeks of training, especially given that his Comrades goals for 2019 is a Bill Rowan medal. Markus and Schalk also go into depth around the theory of running slow to run fast, keeping your easy runs easy and your hard runs hard. 

If you haven’t heard already we are currently running a competition with Biogen. Share your story or pb with us using #BiogenJourney on any of the socials and you could win 3 months access to the CoachParry Online Training Club, the club that Schalk said is “the best thing he has done for his running”. This week’s winner is Mpho (Instagram handle: @baqulutsibusinessservices) – Well done Mpho and welcome to the team! 

If you want to join the CoachParry Online Club then CLICK HERE. 

Brad spoke about the previous podcast with another one of our member’s Geoffrey about how to structure your pacing in training, you can find that link HERE

Should I be preparing now for a multi-day stage race in 8 months time?

Today on RIDE with CoachParry, we answer a great question from one of members in the CoachParry Online Training Club who has a stage race in 8 months time (Cape Pioneer). She wanted to know what she should be doing now in order to be fully fit and ready for the start line in 8 months time. Devlin gives some info on what would be ideal for training now and how to stay motivated for the next 8 months, so that you’re ready to smash your next PB in 8 months time!

If you’re looking for some cycling coaching for your next race, be sure to check out the CoachParry Online Training Club, where you get access to all our cycling programs as well as all our coaches on a members only forum.

What success metrics should you track in your run training?

It’s super easy to get sucked into the latest and greatest gadgets and graphs, but what do they actually mean? Do you even need them and what should you be tracking to make sure you become a better runner.

On this quick video, Brad and Lindsey discuss what metrics you should be tracking in order to get the biggest bang for your buck in your run training.

Top recovery tips for triathletes

What is the best form of recovery for triathletes? With so many fads and products telling you how to recover, its difficult to decide what really is going to give you the most bang for your buck. Our resident triathlon coach, Rudolf gives some great insight into how best to maximise your recovery as a triathlete.

If you’re looking for a triathlon program to take you to your next event, then have a look at signing up to the CoachParry Online Training Platform. Here you will gain access to our entire library of programs to suit your level and lifestyle, as well as a members only forum where you can chat to all the CoachParry coaches as often as you need. CLICK HERE for more info

Everything about pacing – for a race and for training – We connect with Geoffrey about his sub-3 marathon aspirations

On today’s episode of RUN with CoachParry we chat to Geoffrey Abrams, a lifetime member of our CoachParry Online Training Platform. Geoffrey has a sub-3 marathon goal and with that; silver Comrades medal aspirations. Markus and Geoffrey chat all things pacing – within a race as well as how to approach your ideal training pace. They also chat about strength training and when the best time is to fit strength work into your weekly schedule. Be sure to listen to see how Geoffrey did at his most recent sub-3 marathon attempt this last weekend at Johnson Crane. 

If you’re wanting to share your story with us, you could win 3 months access to the CoachParry Online Training Platform. Just use #BiogenJourney on social media and you could be one of our winners. This week’s winner is Siphiwe (Instagram handle: @kataztrofy) Welcome to the team Siphiwe!

If you’re interested in the concept of “training slow to become fast” (polarized training) – the concept Markus was referring to in this chat – be sure to check out this lecture from one of the world leading sport scientists in endurance sports and polarized training in particular – Dr Stephen Seiler. Members of the CoachParry coaching team have had the privilege of being able to spend some time with Dr Seiler on 2 of his trips to SA. This is a lecture* he gave at Oxford Brookes university and really sums up the science and benefits of this type of training so well! https://lecturecapture.brookes.ac.uk/Mediasite/Play/3b951db65dd44082a876060aab67f5c51d

(*shared with permission from Dr Seiler)

What’s the best way to start training again after falling off the festive-season-wagon

Did your training fall by the wayside over the festive season? Devlin and Brad discuss the best way for you to get back into training, where to pick up on your training program and how best to find the motivation to get back on the wagon. 

If you’re looking for some guidance with your cycling training, have a look at the CoachParry Online Training Platform. Here you get access to our entire library of programs as well as members only access to chat to all our coaches on the forums. CLICK HERE for more information 

I have some pain – Should I rest or run?

We’ve all been there as a runner. You have a slight running niggle or are experiencing some pain and the million dollar question is “Should I run or rest?”

On this quick video, Brad and Lindsey discuss what signs indicate that it is ok to run and which signs should tell you to rest.