Tag Archives: Running

Meeting the Energy Demands of an Ultra Endurance Champion

Mike-1Everyone who trains or races beyond just a few hours is challenged by energy depletion, hitting the wall, or bonking.  No one knows this better than an Ultra Marathon Runner. Much less a Champion like Michael Wardian 5 time member of Team USA for the 100K World Championships and 3 time qualifier of the USA Olympic Trials with a personal record of 2:17:49.  Richard Diaz has invited these two professionals to share their knowledge on the topic of feeding and energy replacement during the long run.

 

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What your Running Shoes can’t do for you!

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Jay_02Every Runner should listen to this interview with Jay Dicharry MPT, CSCS, and Director of The REP Biomechanics Lab in Bend Oregon. Richard Diaz and Jay discuss what Running Shoes can’t do for you and what you need to do to avoid injury and perform optimally.  

Jay is the author of Anatomy for Runners and one of the most knowledgeable clinicians of biomechanics in the running industry today.  Learn what not to expect your running shoes to be able to do for you and what you should be doing to become a stronger more efficient runner.  This is a conversation that is long overdue!

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Training Smart with Heart Rate 04/11 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts

Training Smart with Heart Rate 04/11 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts.

DrSanMillanTraining with heart rate is the most effective way to improve endurance for cycling and running.  Join Richard Diaz and Dr. Iñigo San Millán, director of the Exercise Physiology Lab & Sports at the UC School of Medicine as they discuss heart rate training.
Dr. Iñigo San Millán was selected as Colorado’s Top Thinker 2013 in Health. He also served as director of physiological testing for the professional cycling team Garmin-Transitions, Spain’s pro team Once and Saunier-Duval, as well as Astana in 2007. While a number of his former employers have been beset by doping scandals, San Millán is widely regarded as an exponent of a clean cycling.

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Interview with Geoff Smith 2 X Winner of the Boston Marathon

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Geoff-SmithOn the eve of The Boston Marathon, our guest Geoff Smith 2 X Winner reflects on past achievements as a World Class runner and the state of running today. What does The Boston Marathon mean to him, given the tragic attack on America’s most important Marathon?

Geoff Smith was the man to beat at all the major races back in the early 80’s, having been edged out by Rod Dixon at the New York Marathon in 1983 by a mere 8 seconds after leading the race for 26 miles. He won Boston handily in both 1984 and 1985, a true running legend with a lot to share. This is a show you don’t want to miss!

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The Mindset of an Ultra Endurance Champion 04/04 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts

The Mindset of an Ultra Endurance Champion 04/04 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts.

travis-1Meet Travis Macy, a World Class Endurance Athlete and Leadman record holder and inspirational speaker who teaches The Ultra Mindset, deciding to “choose to give up choice”, a method of embracing fear to overcome great obstacles in competition and in life.

Listen as Host Richard Diaz and Co-host Vanessa Runs; delve in to the mindset and principals that Macy uses to compete in the world’s most grueling Ultra Marathons and Adventure Races. He has won the event that makes the term “Ultra” seem inadequate; The Leadman, a combination trail running marathon, a 50 mile mountain bicycle race,  a 100 mile mountain bike race, a 10k run and a 100 mile trail run, all at over 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains!

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How to Train for a Half Marathon 03/28 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts

Luke HumphreyHow to Train for a Half Marathon 03/28 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts.

The Half Marathon is the most popular running event in the world today. More runners participate in this distance than any other race. Join Richard Diaz as he discusses training for this event with Luke Humphrey, Author of Hanson’s Half Marathon Method.

Luke is the owner and head coach of the Hanson’s-Brooks Distance Project and 2 times Olympic Trial Qualifier and 5th place finisher at the San Diego Marathon with a time of 2:14:39. Listen as these two coaches share insights and theories on preparing for Americas favorite running distance.

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Diet Cults Exposed

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Diet CultsIf you are on a diet, any diet, you need to listen to this show. Best Selling Author Matt Fitzgerald has a lot to say about “One true way to eat” for maximum heath diets. Nutrition is plagued with fallacy and we’re going to expose some of these myths.

Fitzgerald advocates an agnostic, rational approach to eating, based on one’s own habits and lifestyle. Many professional athletes already practice this agnostic approach, and now we too can ditch the brainwashing of these diet cults for good.

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Interview with Joseph Gray, Mountain Running Champion 03/14 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts

Joseph_greyInterview with Joseph Gray, Mountain Running Champion 03/14 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts.

Joseph Gray, one of the most versatile professional long distance runners in the world from 10k on track to ultra-marathons on trial; he runs it all and wins most of the time. Join Richard Diaz and Vanessa Runs as they chat with The Mountain Runner Joe Gray.

Joe Gray Named 2013 USA Mountain Runner Of The Year, member of the US Mountain Running Team, finished 17th in the Boston Marathon overall and posted the fastest time for any competitor from Washington state (there were 527 registered) at 2:18:45. This was his first marathon race after completing the 2013 USA 50K Road Championships in Lloyd’s Harbor, NY in March with a time of 2:55:19.

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Online Coaching for Runners 02/28 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts

Online Coaching for Runners 02/28 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts.

onlineThe Internet coupled with the advent of Bluetooth and GPS provides a unique opportunity to virtually coach runners online. Join Richard Diaz and Vanessa Runs as they discuss the benefits and provide real time support for one of our marathon running listeners.

It was not long ago that the ability to monitor heart rate was cutting edge information. Now many coaches are able to provide detailed advice regarding a client’s training across the globe! Richard Diaz reveals one of the hottest advancements in running and triathlon training technology.

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Running in Extreme Cold Weather 02/07 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts

Weather2Running in Extreme Cold Weather 02/07 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts.

This winter the weather has been challenging. Running in extreme cold weather requires discipline and preparation. Join Richard Diaz and co-host Vanessa Runs as she calls from her igloo as we discuss what to wear and how to prepare for running in the snow.

The east coast has been punished by harsh winter storms and power outages; our co-host Vanessa Runs is calling us direct from her self-made igloo. The topic of running a marathon or ultra-marathon when the weather dips below freezing is our focus for this broadcast. Be sure to tune in… if your power is out, you can catch the show later from our archives.

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