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Episodes

OCR Running Questions and Answers

8/16/2018
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There never seems to be an end to the questions that hard working OCR athletes have regarding their training and racing, with the help of one of our friends Jennifer Herring, Coach Richard Diaz tries to offer his opinion and advice on these topics: Heart rate seems to need a longer pre-race warm up, why?…Read more →

Duration:00:53:09

Spartan 4-0, The Biggest OCR Team in the World

8/9/2018
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By now, everyone is aware that OCR is here to stay. Some thought it to be a fad, if that’s true, I know of over 13,000 dedicated athletes in one single group who might argue the point. What I believe to be true is that the everyday athletes and fitness enthusiasts who have been drinking…Read more →

Duration:00:52:35

OCR Racing Tips and Breaking News!

7/18/2018
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Coach Diaz, who also happens to be the host of this podcast has asked VeeJay Jones Elite Spartan Pro to return to share some insights on training. Learn a few valuable tips on cutting precious time from your racing Get a sneak peak into the infamous Tuesday Morning Training Sessions Learn how to get a…Read more →

Duration:00:45:05

The 80/20 Triathlon Formula

7/5/2018
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My good friend Matt Fitzgerald is back with a new book The 80/20 Triathlon. This training principal is a winning formula for most any endurance sport and I highly recommend that all of my listeners pay attention to this episode. It works for OCR too! Once you understand how important it is to partition your…Read more →

Duration:01:00:10

Young Guns Part II – Interview with Elite OCR Pro Cali Schweikhart

6/12/2018
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Some months ago I did a podcast with what I referred to as the “Young Gun”, VeeJay Jones, the youngest athlete to win an Elite Spartan Race. As a coach, I saw him as the future of the sport, worth nurturing and certainly a prospect for greatness in the sport. However, he is not alone…Read more →

Duration:00:40:24

TMX Championship Preview with Hunter McIntyre and Beni Gifford

6/5/2018
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You couldn’t make this up if you wanted to! Aside from Hunter McIntyre being the reigning TMX Champ and crowd favorite for the upcoming TMX Championship on June 8th 2018. Hunter and his newly appointed wing man Beni Gifford are a couple of cartoon characters. Listen in to here Hunter explain why no one in…Read more →

Duration:00:27:20

Another OCR Question and Answer Episode

6/1/2018
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Its been awhile since last I posted an episode and whenever we are short on content, we put it out to the followers to provide some stimulating questions regarding OCR training and racing. In this episode, I asked one of my East Coast friends and colleagues Kristen Swan Kurtz to give me a hand with…Read more →

Duration:01:02:38

A Visit to The Secret Lab

5/16/2018
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Not everyone has a chance to visit Coach Diaz at his “Infamous Secret Lab” those who do generally end up performing beyond expectation. I thought it might be fun to have one of my clients share his experience and allow you to not only hear his thoughts on the visit but see what went down…Read more →

Duration:00:20:34

Making the Transition from Heel Striking to Forefoot Running

4/25/2018
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It’s a pretty well known fact in most running circles that heel striking and over striding leads to injury. Many runners have made the shift to forefoot running and in doing so have migrated to zero drop shoes. Unfortunately for many, this transition has not come easy and has lead to a variety of new…Read more →

Duration:01:07:16

What are you doing with your Athletic kids?

4/12/2018
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We decided to take more questions on training was we often do, our favorite this time relates to our children in sports. Are we doing the right things to encourage their enjoyment, desire to compete? Are we trying to live through our kids and causing more harm than good? Coach Diaz has had years of…Read more →

Duration:00:59:37

Interview with Brian Carney founder of The Bone Frog Challenge

4/3/2018
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The Bone Frog Challenge Race series aere obstacle course races designed and directed by Navy Seals. These obstacle course races are gaining widespread popularity on the eastern seaboard due to their quality and unique challenges many drawn from Navy Seal Training. Richard Diaz has invited Brian Carney, former Navy Seal and founder of the Bone…Read more →

Duration:00:45:38

Why 180 Strides per Minute?

4/1/2018
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Stride frequency seems to be the most controversial and perplexing component of running mechanics. There are those that resist the theory of 180 spm being an ideal cadence and its the cause of many arguments. I however feel that most people that struggle with this approach have pieces of the puzzle missing. In this podcast…Read more →

Duration:00:45:39

Spartan San Jose and Tough Mudder TMX Weekend Recap

3/29/2018
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Back to back OCR events 100 miles apart and I hit them both to show support for a few of my athletes in Veejay Jones and Hunter McIntyre. I invited a few talented athletes in Mike Ferguson and Race course expert Steve Hammond on the show to share their views on the weekends competition. The…Read more →

Duration:00:38:05

Veejay Jones – Young Gun on the OCR Spartan Pro Circuit

3/21/2018
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Veejay Jones is the youngest athlete to win a Spartan Race overall and is currently a member of The Spartan Pro Team. He is also an athlete coached by Richard Diaz. In this episode, we discuss the prospects winning against the competition at the NBC Spartan Series season opener at San Jose California on March…Read more →

Duration:00:25:49

MudGear Official provided for DHP-OCR

3/19/2018
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We asked the owner and founder of MudGear to come on and share is story on how MudGear was born, his enthusiasm for the sport of Obstacle Course Racing and the love that goes into each of his products. Diaz human Performance has named MudGear as the official provider of all they’re training and racing…Read more →

Duration:00:27:11

Diets Vs. Performance

3/13/2018
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Have you been talked into making a change in your diet? Decided to go Vegan, Paleo or Keto? Did someone sell you on the promise of weight loss and greater performance as a benefit of making this radical change in your diet? Are you hoping to become “fat adapted”? Richard Diaz (host) asked Matt Fitzgerald,…Read more →

Duration:00:49:11

Compression Wear, Yes, No, Maybe?

3/2/2018
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Ever wonder about the use or potential benefits of wearing compression wear in a Spartan Race or Tough Mudder? Does it help circulation while running, does it help with recovery? Whats your take on the subject? Zoe Szczepanek asks these questions of Coach Richard Diaz. Be warned these are opinions and they may not be…Read more →

Duration:00:30:39

How to Buy the Right Running Shoes!

2/21/2018
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The most common questions presented to me (Coach Richard Diaz) is “what Running Shoes Should I Buy”? One would expect that my answer might be to name off a particular brand. In this episode, we try to address the How to and what to look for when looking to purchase your next pair of running…Read more →

Duration:01:01:57

How too much exercise can kill you! The Haywire Heart

2/12/2018
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Have you ever asked yourself… “Am I doing too much, training too hard too often?” In this episode, Richard Diaz interviews Lennard Zinn and Chris Case the authors of – The Haywire Heart a book that reveals… How too much exercise can kill you, and what you can do to protect your heart. We all take…Read more →

Duration:00:40:45

Kirk DeWindt “The Bachelor” turned Elite Spartan

2/8/2018
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Kirk DeWindt “The Bachelor” turned Elite SpartanKirk DeWindt is the real deal. He may have done his stint on reality TV on various episodes of The Bachelor but when it comes to athletic prowess, Kirk is ready to bring it. He has had some success early in Spartan Race events but this is the year…Read more →

Duration:00:32:16