Tag: running injury

The How, What and Why of the OCR Run Clinic

The OCR Running Clinic

Most athletes that compete in obstacle races no full well what they’ll get from participating… muddy, beat down and a great sense of accomplishment. They can’t get enough! Investing in the education and training to make an athlete stronger runners, have the ability to put in more work injury free, is a hard sell. We…

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…

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…

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…

Functional Movement, the key to Performance

Listen and Learn

As athletes, we are no strangers to post workout aches and pains. When these signals begin to impede our ability to perform and result in missed training days, it’s time to pay attention. We’ve invited Dr. Steve Capobianco, Medical Director for Rock Tape back on to discuss what’s new in the way of self-treatment, prevention…

OCR Running Tips with “Ultra Beast” Miguel Medina

All OCR athletes agree, it eventually comes down to the ability to run. Miguel Medina took second at The Spartan Ultra Beast World Championships in 2015 and was a team member of “The Wolf Pack” winners of the 2014 World’s Toughest Mudder. Suffice to say he knows how important having keen running skills are to…