Category: Listen & Learn

Barefoot Running… Why, When and How.

Barefoot Running

The idea of “Natural Running” conjures up the thought of Tarahumara Indians traipsing effortlessly through the Copper Canyons of Mexico. The Idea of running barefoot came and went as quickly as any trendy fashion. Few were willing or able to adopt the ability to run unshod, those that have tended to be miraculously free of…

The Secret to Winning Races and setting PR’s

We talk often on various topics related to obstacle course racing and training, how to develop greater performance no matter the sport, Spartan Racing, Tough Mudder or Marathon Running. In this episode Coach Diaz and wing man Miguel Medina discuss key elements in training to perform optimally. If you want to win races or establish…

The Endurance Diet with Matt Fitzgerald

matt-fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald is back, after an amazing world tour, studying the eating habits of some of the greatest elite athletes from a variety of ENDURANCE SPORTS. What were revealed are the common feeding practices these athletes shared. What you will learn may surprise you. From world class Marathon Runners to Professional Cyclists, they all know…

Coach Richard Diaz Rants on Running

Coach Richard Diaz Rants

Everyone knows that to be successful in the sport of Obstacle Racing you must develop your running skill. Never mind that of all recreational sports, running leads in the number of injuries that athletes endure. What’s interesting is that the leading cause of these injuries is improper running skill and could easily have been avoided with proper…

A Historical View of Doping in Sports – “Spitting in the Soup”

Spitting in the Soup

Grab a cup of coffee and tune into a fascinating account of the shocking trail of hypocrisy that belies the tidy myth of clean athletes fighting corrupt deviants.  Cleaning up drug-soaked sports has been a mission at odds with the spectacle hungry interests of advertisers, Olympic organizers, governments, and fans. None of whom want to…

Transitioning from Heel Striking to Mid-Foot Running

Dr. Emily Splichal

Ever since Born to Run was released there has been a revolution from heel striking to “Natural” mid foot running. This revelation has spurred huge shifts in running shoe manufacturing and many runners who have made an attempt to this transition without proper guidance have suffered an entirely new set of injuries. Join me (Richard…