Category: Triathlon

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…

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…

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…

The Next BIG DEAL in Training Technology

Power Running

In previous episodes I had interviewed various coaching experts; guys like Jim Vance and Hunter Allen, both world renowned in endurance sport. We spoke on the evolution of training metrics, such as heart rate, power and the apps in which to gather this information.  All the while behind the scenes, techo-geeks were hard at work…

Eat to Achieve Optimal Weight and Win Races

Listen and Learn

A proper diet can mean the difference between winning and losing races. If you have poor feeding habits, you risk sacrificing your health; you will struggle with your training and may not race at an optimal weight. Matt Fitzgerald is arguably one of the most studied authors on the topic of endurance related nutrition. He…