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Marathon Running Tips for those who Struggle to Break 5 Hours 12/12 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts

Marathon Runner, struggling to finishMarathon Running Tips for those who Struggle to Break 5 Hours 12/12 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts.

Running a Marathon is tough, when it takes 5 hours, even tougher. Richard Diaz shares tips with a runner who struggles to break the 5 hour barrier. Marathon Running Tips that focus on what to do and how to feed when the race takes longer than planned.

Look at any major Marathon and you’ll see that greater than half of the participants run within the 5 hour range.  This may be because more and more people are meeting the challenge than ever before.  Unfortunately, there is little information provided for these runners.  Most of what is written on training focuses on runners who hope to run in the sub-4 hour finish time.  One of our listeners asked that we address this problem and serve up some running tips.  If you are running a marathon for the first time, or have struggled when you are beyond 20 miles, this show is for you!

Not everyone is prepared to run a sub-4 hour marathon, this episode offers sound advice for those who are working their way to these finish times and need some help.

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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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Running The Grand Canyon-Rim to Rim to Rim 04/25 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts

Running The Grand Canyon-Rim to Rim to Rim 04/25 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts.

rim2rim.psdTrail Running is on the rise; one of the most epic challenges for an Ultra Trail Runner is traversing the Grand Canyon.  Listen as Vanessa Runs shares her journey from rim-to-rim-to-rim, running through one of the 7 great Natural Wonders of the World.

How long will it take?  Well, first of all, it’s not a race. It would be crazy to do this run and not take some time to enjoy the incredible scenery.  A mid-pack runner should plan on at least 13-15 hours.

It is a tough run, with a little bit of everything as obstacles: some rocky sections of trail, some exposure, two BIG hills, heat, cold, altitude (7000 feet at the south rim, 2600 feet at the bottom, 8000 feet at the north rim).

You will definitely feel like you’ve accomplished something when you finish.  And you will see the Grand Canyon as few have ever seen it!

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The 1929 Bunion Derby the most grueling ultra-marathon of all time 05/02 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts

The 1929 Bunion Derby the most grueling ultra-marathon of all time 05/02 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts.

bunion-derby2.psdOn March 31, 1929 seventy seven men began an epic 3,554 mile footrace from New York to Los Angeles punishing their bodies an average of 46 miles for 78 days over mostly unpaved roads in hopes of winning $25,000 in prize money. The 1929 Bunion Derby is considered the most grueling ultra-marathon of all time.

The event promoter Charlie Pyle put together a traveling Vaudeville show in hopes of raising the prize money, complete with dancing debutants, an all-girl band wearing pilot outfits and black faced comedians.  This is an amazing tale told by the author Charles B. Kastner.

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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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Never too Young to Run

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Young runnersMeet Teagan Redden an 8 year old Ultra Marathon Runner. Both her and her 11 years old brother Tajh Redden are accomplished Ultra Marathon Runners, Richard Diaz and Vanessa Runs beg the question, what’s too young to run?

Running an ultra-marathon is no simple task for anyone, running these great distances while only 8 years old is unthinkable. Listen as we interview the parents of two child prodigies’ who have already accomplished the what few children in the world could dream of.

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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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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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All about Compression Wear for Runners 09/13 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts

compressionAll about Compression Wear for Runners 09/13 by The Natural Running Network Live | Sports Podcasts.

Compression tights look great while training and racing. Quality running tights, socks, and accessories offer huge benefits, if you know when, what and why to wear them. Listen as Richard Diaz and Richard Verney, Director of Sales at 2XU demystifies there use.

When is the best time to wear compression socks vs. calf sleeves? Does compression wear make me a faster Runner? How can recovery tights reduce soreness? How do I best care for these technical garments? All of these questions will be addressed in this interview. If you race and or train and don’t understand compression, this is a show you don’t want to miss!

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