Category: Expert Running Tips

Richard Diaz, is the founder of diaz human performance with over 2 decades experience in clinical metabolic evaluation of endurance athletes. He also is highly respected for his Running Gait Analysis and correction. Here is where you’ll find conversations on the topic of running skills, heart rate training and performance.

How too much exercise can kill you! The Haywire Heart

HaywireHeart

Have you ever asked yourself… “Am I doing too much, training too hard too often?” In this episode, Richard Diaz interviews Lennard Zinn and Chris Case the authors of – The Haywire Heart a book that reveals… How too much exercise can kill you, and what you can do to protect your heart. We all take…

How to Develop a Successful OCR Sprint Race Campaign like the Pros

New Year Training Plan for OCR

20017 was the year of change in the sport of OCR there seems to have been a power struggle between the Spartan and the Tough Mudder camps. The Television Networks have taken note of this explosive popularity and have answered the call by providing massive coverage of the sport.  NBC has virtually molded the race…

The Best of Episodes Review for The Natural Running Network

Black Friday Episode

The Natural Running Network has consistently delivered cutting edge information for endurance athletes for a bit over 5 years with over 300 episodes doled out weekly.  As a show of gratitude we decided to host a Black Friday “Best of Episodes” contest. The winners will receive gifts ranging from free entry into diaz human performance‘s OCR Run Clinics (valued up to $500)…

A Conversation with the Fittest Runner I’ve ever met

Blue Benadum

It may seem like a heavy statement to say “The Fittest Runner I’ve Ever met” but in all the years of assessing the fitness of athletes (over two decades) this runner, Blue Benadum has consistently tested off the charts in a VO2max test, I’m talking over 85 mls/kg/min!  To put this in perspective,  a score…