What is tapering?

What is tapering?

If you are a runner its a bad word as it means you need to either stop running or do less running……. The dictionary version – gradually lessen Runners terms – reduction of exercise before a competition Why do I need to Taper? Tapering is...
Starting a new habit in Spring

Starting a new habit in Spring

Ok, so winter is finally over and we are all so happy. You look in the mirror and dont really like what you are seeing. Way too many unhealthy dinners and eating too much. Your reasons behind eating so much is very valid, we all know how cold winter was:) Now what do...
How do I start running?

How do I start running?

This is a question many seasoned runners get all the time. How do you do that? How can I start running? My best advise, go put your shoes on and get out the door………that is probably the hardest part of it. You can make so many excuses not to do it,...
Tapering for Comrades

Tapering for Comrades

It’s that time of the year already we need to start tapering for Comrades. I know it sounds like a bad word Tapering. You should have done your last long run and now you should try not to do more than 4 hours on the road a day (no not every day) maybe once in a...
Energy Balls for Healthy Kids

Energy Balls for Healthy Kids

I must confess, I also love these Energy Balls as a pre-run or pre-workout snack… This can become quite a debated topic – but what to snack on before a run or workout..?!  I avoid the those gels, as they’re just filled with sugar and make my tummy feel horrible...
Tips for Your First Ultramarathon

Tips for Your First Ultramarathon

Ultras aren’t easy. But with good information, they’re manageable and totally rewarding when you complete one. And I am talking about just completing it, not racing it. There’s a big difference, and I would recommend anyone attempting their first to work on being...
Coach Parry Seminars

Coach Parry Seminars

Intro: “When I ran my first Comrades I found these online seminars great. If you have the time please do listen. They do get recorded and added to the site. Its well worth it especially when they talk about the route and what to expect. Marelise” I hope...