The Ask Coach Parry Podcast

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The Ask Coach Parry Podcast features Lindsey Parry with the coach answering a specific running question in every episode.

Should you be training to pace or to heart rate
Last Monday at 7:00 AM

How often do you find that your prescribed heart rate zone does not match your expected pace or the pace that is required of you for that training session? How do you ensure that you hit your zones while sticking to your training schedule? Listen to this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast with Sports Scientist, Shona Hendricks for the answers. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Choosing the right Comrades Training Program for you
Last Thursday at 7:00 AM

As with any race, preparation is key. That includes picking the right training program for you and getting ready for the Comrades Marathon is no different. It is vital that you pick the right program for your level to ensure that come race day you are fresh, healthy, fit and perfectly prepared for the journey between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Training for an Ultra but mostly training on Trails
01/10/2022

Are you training for an Ultra Marathon but do most of your training on the trails? Is it advisable to spend more time on the trails when your goal race is a road event? How can you best manage your training for an Utra Marathon when you do most of your training off road? The answers in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


How to plan your year
01/06/2022

Every year, we as runners tend to mostly take some form of a break, or ease off on the training, during the festive period. But how do you restart your year? How to plan? Do you just pick a race and "smash" it? How to get the most out of your running year is the topic for this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast with Sports Scientist, Shona Hendricks. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


What to do when you are four weeks out from your goal race and you pick up an injury?
01/03/2022

You've trained hard for your goal race. It is four weeks away and you are eagerly awaiting race day. Then the worst nightmare happens. You pick up an injury. Panic mode sets in. Now what? Sports Scientist, Lindsey Parry explains what to do in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


When to push through pain when coming back from surgery or injury
12/30/2021

You've been injured, are coming back from surgery. And in training you feel pain. When is it good to push through the pain and when do you know when to back off? Sports Scientist, Devlin Eydin has the answers in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Can a raised heart rate indicate the onset of a bug/virus
12/27/2021

Have you ever noticed a raised heart rate in training, even though you feel comfortable? Could this be an indication of an incoming bug or virus? Sport Scientist, Shona Hendricks explains what elevated heart rate could indicate, including how weather factors affect your heart rate. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Wanting to add other forms of exercise to your training? How to go about this.
12/23/2021

Want to add hiking, or yoga or any other form of exercise to your running and strength work? Should you do this? Can you do this? How do you do this? Sports Scientist Devlin Eydin explains in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcasts. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Measuring your Heart Rate for Training when over 50
12/20/2021

We often hear about the "180 minus your age to give you your max heart rate" rule. For runners over 50 there is also an idea of "190 minus your age" idea. Is there any merit in it? Can this be used? And how can it be used? Sports Scientist, Lindsey Parry has the answers in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Ready More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


What to do about hamstring problems
12/16/2021

Have a hamstring problem? Is stretching the hamstring the solution? What are the causes of hamstring problems? How can you fix a tight hamstring? Sport Scientist, Lindsey Parry has the answers Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Should you use supplements or not, especially if you are peri or post menopausal?
12/13/2021

The question is asked often. Are supplements important? How should you use supplements? Should you take iron supplements if you are peri or post menopausal? What type of protein is advisable? Is it even worth taking supplements if you are eating correctly? All these questions answered today in the Ask Coach Parry Podcast by Sport Scientist, Shona Hendricks. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


The reason for your taper
12/09/2021

Everyone has heard about "The Taper". But why is it so important? How long should it be? How exactly do you implement it? Sports Scientist Devlin Eydin has the answers in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


How to train in the off season
12/06/2021

Not wanting to lose too much fitness during the off season? Going into the winter months and not wanting to lose all the gains from the previous year? Sports Scientist Devlin Eydin explains what you can do in your off season and/or winter season to make sure you come back fit and strong for when the racing season commences again Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Training through the festive period
12/02/2021

The festive period is fast approaching and this is generally the time in which we relax, unwind and let routine go for a bit to just recover in life. So how do you maintain your training and fitness level during this time? Sports Scientist, Lindsey Parry offers some valuable advice in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Splitting your long run
11/29/2021

Don't have time to do long runs? Can you split your long run into two sessions? What options do you have if time is a factor and you need to get your ;one runs in? Sport Scientist Shona Hendricks explains how you can overcome this obstacle. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Coming back from a long lay off
11/25/2021

What to do when you are coming back from a long lay off, be it from injury, circumstances, life or lack of motivation? Can you drive straight back into your training? What should you do and what should you not do when you come back to running after a long absence? Sports Scientist Devlin Eydin gives you the answers in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Determining your Threshold Heart Rate
11/22/2021

How do you go about determining what is your Threshold Heart Rate? Why is it important? How does it affect your training? Should you use Maximum Heart Rate or Threshold Heart Rate in your training? The answers from Lindsey Parry in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


How to Foam Roll
11/15/2021

Foam Rolling is very much part of your recovery. However many runners are not sure how to do it correctly and when they should be doing it. In this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast, Sports Scientist, Devlin Eydin, explains how and when to use Foam Rolling in your recovery process. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Running to pace or to heart rate
11/11/2021

Should you be running to the pace prescribed in your training program, even if it sends the heart rate higher than it should be for that training session? Sport Scientist Shona Hendricks has the answers. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


How to maintain fitness post surgery
11/08/2021

Have you just undergone surgery and are not able to run? Are you looking for ways in which to maintain your fitness until such a time as you can go and run again? What options do you have that won't negatively affect your rehabilitation? Sport Scientist, Devlin Eyden has the answers in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


The key to hydration - how to make sure you hydrate correctly before, during and after your run
11/04/2021

Is it concerning that your urine is dark after a long run? Your urine sample will show very quickly if you are hydrated or dehydrated. This has enormous impact on your training and racing. Sport Scientist, Shona Hendricks explains all about hydration in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Dealing with heat and humidity in your training
11/01/2021

Is it hot and humid where you are? Do you struggle to do your training sessions under those conditions? How does heat and humidity affect the intensity of your workouts? Should you push through and follow the programme if it is very hot and humid or should you back off? The answers in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast with Sport Scientist, Lindsey Parry. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Are you comfortably exceeding the pace your training program stipulates?
10/28/2021

Are you comfortably exceeding the pace your training program stipulates? Should you now go faster? What is the difference between a comfortable session and an easy session? Sport Scientist, Devlin Eydin has the answers right here on the Ask Coach Parry Podcast Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Is intermittent fasting something you should look at?
10/24/2021

Are you looking at your nutrition for your running? Are you, like many others, contemplating or even practicing intermittent fasting? Is this something you should include in your nutrition plan? Sport Scientist, Shone Hendricks explains all you need to know about intermittent fasting in this episode of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Juggling your long runs
10/21/2021

Time constraints making training difficult? Is it advisable to do your long runs every six days and not seven if you are behind in your Marathon training schedule? Sport Scientist Lindsey Parry explains why that is NOT a good idea. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Getting the balance right
10/18/2021

Are you somebody who does a lot of cycling and running but are preparing for a running race and do not know who to structure you training load? The this podcast with Sport Scientist, Devlin Eydin on the Ask Coach Parry Podcast is what you need to hear. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Hitting your Target Heart Rate Zones
10/14/2021

Are you struggling to hit your Heart Rate Target Zones? Do you find that you are only keep your HR low if you run around a track? How does that impact on your race preparation if you are not going to be racing on the track? What can you do to make sure that you keep your easy runs very easy and your HR low? Sport Scientist, Shone Hendricks explains in this episode of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Training tracking devices telling you that your are losing fitness
10/11/2021

Is your training tracking device telling you that you are losing fitness even though you are training consistently? Should you panic? Should you change your training program? Sport Scientist, Lindsey Parry explains how the algorithms work and why you need not panic. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Gels and supplements on your runs. Should you use them?
10/07/2021

Should you use gels as nutrition on your runs? When should you use them and how often and in what quantities is it best to use them for maximum performance. Sport Scientist, Devlin Eydin explains the role of gels as nutrition for your runs in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


When to consult a doctor or when to ease off if you are feeling pain or injured
10/04/2021

Feeling pain when running fast but not when running easy? Does the pain go away when after warming up or after running for a bit? How do you know if you have an injury that requires rest or medical treatment? Sport Scientist, Lindsey Parry has the answers in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


How to manage an Achilles injury
09/30/2021

Struggling with an Achilles injury? Will rest work? How long must you rest? Are there treatments you need to look into to resolve the injury? How best to get back to your running quickly? All these questions and more answered by Sport Scientist, Shona Hendricks. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


When to replace your running shoes
09/27/2021

Runners often ask when is the right time to replace your running shoe. Is it ok to have more than one shoe and to alternate them when training? Do the shoes need to be identical if you have more than one shoe? Sport Scientist, Devlin Eydin breaks it down in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Is it ok to train on rest days?
09/23/2021

Is it ok to train on rest days? What if you go really easy? Or just walk? Or is a rest day, just that, a rest day and no activity? Sport Scientist, Lindsey Parry explains the different activities you can do on rest days in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Should you be running races as part of your training program?
09/20/2021

We all love running races. The cameraderie, the meeting of friends, the buzz and vibe of the race. These are all factors for why we love racing. But should you be using races in your training plan as part of your build up to your goal race? Is there a place for that? And if so, how should you approach these races? Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


What is the Time Trial and what is it used for?
09/16/2021

Why do we schedule Time Trials in training programs? What are Time Trials? What purpose do they serve? When should you run a Time Trial. Sport Scientist, Devlin Eydin explains in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Feeling dizzy after a run?
09/13/2021

Do you ever feel dizzy after a run? Is this something to be concerned about? What role do your eating habits play? Is this related to a specific training session? Lindsey Parry has the answers in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Heart Rate and VO2 Max. How do they impact on your training and how to determine them?
09/09/2021

Have you measured your max HR and VO2? In training is your HR still getting as high as it used to even with the same or more perceived exertion? Has you VO2 Max improved? Should you be pushing the pace to get to those former high Heart Rates? All these questions answered in today's edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast by Sport Scientist, Shona Hendricks. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Have a pre race injury scare? What to do?
09/06/2021

Have you ever experienced a slight niggle as you are heading into a race and are not sure how to handle it? Do you train through it? Do you rest? What treatment are you looking at? Sport Scientist, Devlin Eydin unpacks this question in the latest Ask Coach Parry Podcast Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Blood in Urine
09/02/2021

Do you have blood in your urine after a run? Is this something to be alarmed about? Is a once off experience a concern? Regular blood in urine, should you be concerned? In this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast, Lindsey Parry explains the different scenarios and or or when to be heading off to the doctors. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK


Have Neuroma? What is it? And how to treat it?
08/30/2021

Have you been diagnosed with a Neuroma in your foot and cannot train/run anymore? What is a Neuroma? How can you treat it? Are an injection or operation your only remedies? Sports Scientist, Shona Hendricks gives you the answers in this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Podcast. Read More · CoachParry.com/PB · CoachParry.com/ASK