Best Battlefrog podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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This episode sheds light on a training tool and training concepts that can make a tremendous difference in your ability to perform in a Spartan Race, as a runner and an athlete in common. I speak a lot about the role that stability and mobility plays in athleticism because in the absence thereof, there is only injuries. Full disclosure I am not ...…
 
They moved the venue to Georgia, nobody expected the event to be harder than it has been… but it was. Much harder. It was cold, very, very cold however still 100 miles were logged among two fierce competitors yet Kris Mendoza prevailed. This is an interview with Kris just after he’s had a chance to recover and collect his thoughts regarding the ...…
 
Once again we invited folks to come on the show, pose questions on topics related to Obstacle Course Racing, Running or anything of that nature. Our guest is Jay Bode of the Overcome and Run Podcast. Someone you may have seen out on the race courses with his wife Heather. Jay is planning to run his first official Ultra marathon and had some que ...…
 
Recently I posted an offer for someone to be my guest and to pose some interesting questions regarding training and Obstacle Course Racing. An old friend/client Beni Gifford reached out with what I felt was some solid questions and here is what he wanted to know: I hear a lot of differing views regarding the concept of taking an off season and ...…
 
What seemed like completely out of nowhere, Rebecca Hammond came on to the Spartan OCR Elite field and made people take notice. Its almost unheard of for anyone to walk into the Spartan North American Championship course with only 2 prior events under her belt and cause a stir. Yet, cause a stir she did. Taking 2nd place among the most competit ...…
 
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?How do I transition to a zero drop shoe?W ...…
 
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 the Kool Aid and making it out to races around the world a ...…
 
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 racingGet a sneak peak into the infamous Tuesday Morning Training Sessions Learn how to get a ton of quality training done in less than an ...…
 
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 training with a high percentage of ae ...…
 
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 with the associated video clip that accompanies this epis ...…
 
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 problems such as debilitating calf and achil ...…
 
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 then good? Coach Diaz has had years of experience in this arena and shares his insigh ...…
 
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 F ...…
 
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 Rock Stars this weekend were Rea Kobal, Ryan Woods and ...…
 
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 in San Jose California on March 24th, 2018. This season, Veejay has ...…
 
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 asked Matt Fitzgerald, author of The Endurance Diet, Diet Cults and R ...…
 
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 shared or validated by any ...…
 
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 shoes so that you the inquisitive OCR athlete or Runne ...…
 
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 pride in our athletic accomplishments, participa ...…
 
Kirk 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 he intends to show the world what he’s capable of. Of course, I had to dig to satisfy my curiosity ...…
 
Meet Zoe Szczepanek, the new co-host to the Natural Running Network Podcast. Anyone who has attended a Spartan Race or Tough Mudder has most likely seen her. What you may not know is that she has an on going battle with a debilitating hip injury associated with her lust for competition. Zoe comes clean and shares her story, how she was injured, ...…
 
One of most favorite things to do and most popular for our audience is to answer questions! At the end of the day, most obstacle course racing athletes who tune into our show do so to pck up training tips and pearls of wisdom. What could be better than to come ont our show and pose your questions live? If you're too shy, simply write your quest ...…
 
Faye Stenning is arguably the fiercest competitor on the Spartan Race circuit. Aside from her racing career, she runs a successful OCR coaching business. To her credit, her openness to step outside her experience to learn from her colleagues provided some powerful insight for her leading into the 2018 OCR Race Season. Faye recently attended Ric ...…
 
Its been weeks since our last podcast, forgive me. I had a big birthday and left the country to celebrate followed by a few weeks on the road putting on running clinics but... We're Back! In this episode (to be continued in the next episode) we discuss: What it feels like to hit the wall in a Marathon and how to avoid it.First steps in prepping ...…
 
The Natural Running Network has consistently delivered cutting edge information for endurance athletes for a bit over 5 years with over 300 episodes doled out weekly. As a show of gratittude we decided to host a Black Friday "Best of Episodes" contest. The winners will recieve gifts ranging from free entry into diaz human performance's OCR Run ...…
 
What do you get when you mix an American flag with a Canadian? You get an US “Ay” instead of a USA! Team US-Ay members Miguel Medina and Austin Azar join us to share thoughts on their 2nd place finish at Worlds Toughest Mudder and the conversation goes way of point. For example, whats the dating scene look like for the studdly Canadian? Will he ...…
 
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 that high would rank in the top 1% of the ...…
 
I’ve often spoke of the importance of dedicating time to MSD sessions in each training week. They will not only keep you sharp, fine tune your running skills but if you’re not already doing them, it may be the reason you can’t seem to break through your performance plateau’s. If you are currently dong what you’ve been told are speed workouts at ...…
 
The beginning of this episode starts out with some high opinionated commentary about the state of OCR, bad decisions made by Tough Mudder, followed with curiosities regarding the direction taken by Spartan Race. Once thats done, Shan Kahn and I discuss the importance of getting the numbers right with training; how much volume to take on, the in ...…
 
It may seem like a play on words but Allison Tai is one Tough Mudder in every sense of the phrase. Just recently coming off of the win at The Spartan Ultra Beast World Championships this year (2017), she is setting her sites on the win at The Toughest Mudder World Championship in a matter of weeks. Her story is one of fables, having been taken ...…
 
Did you barely survive or thrive when crossing the finish line this weekend at Spartan Race World Championships Tahoe? Richard Diaz and Shan Khan dive into what was seen from those finishing the race, how ankle stability and foot strength is crucial to these distances, when and how you should start training for an endeavor like this, how grip i ...…
 
The Obstacle Course Racing Season has a few big events over the next few weeks with Spartan World Championships this weekend, followed by OCR World Championships and Toughest Mudder but once these events wind down, what then? Are you planning an Off Season? What will that look like, will you take a few weeks, months off to recover and prepare? ...…
 
Before Natural Running was Vogue, before Born to Run, there was Pose Running. Almost cult like, Dr. Nicholas Romanov had spent a lifetime studying the way we should be running. Much of what he created is difficult to refute. It was fun to have a chance to discuss his theories and compare them to my own. This interview was conducted over 2 years ...…
 
Aside from hosting this podcast, Richard Diaz is one of the most saught after running mechanics in the world of Obstacle Racing. Many of the elite professional athltetes from the sport count on him for advice and training support, too many to mention. Durning this episode, he and his co host Shan Khan plan to accept live callers and field quest ...…
 
He seems to come out of nowhere, when people start to wonder where he’s been, then like a wrecking ball, he destroys the competition. Tough Mudder recently released its CBS debut of the new format in OCR competition, Tough Mudder X coined as the toughest mile on earth and offered $25,000 in a winner take all event. Hunter made short work of the ...…
 
Stefanie Bishop is the real deal. Last year she literally ran away with the WORLDS TOUGHEST MUDDER CHAMPIONSHIP, this year as a tune up she participated in THE WORLD ADVENTURE RACING CHAMPIONSHIP. Never heard of it? Feature yourself and a team of companions with a map and compass braving 450+ miles through some of the most tortuous terrain and ...…
 
We often speak of “proper running” and when we invoke this term, its often met with controversy. Its time to put the quibbling to bed. Our guest, Dr Irene Davis is one the most respected authorities on the subject of running biomechanics. She does not pull her punches when it comes to running and what she refers to as “Running Evolution”. For m ...…
 
Nothing is more disheartening to an Obstacle Racer than an ankle inversion sprain weeks before that next big “A” race. Join Richard Diaz and his guest Dr Steve Capobianco Medical Director for Rock Tape as they discuss an easy ”do it yourself” treatment that can save you from serious down time away from training and racing. We’ll also discuss jo ...…
 
I did this interview about a year ago but I wanted to bring it out of the archive because Doc Kaufman has some great advice for grip strength, dealing with blisters and basically everything you need to know about getting a good climb on! For those who are not paying attention; Doc Kaufman is part of "The Wolf Pack" a team of professional climbe ...…
 
For years I’ve spent countless hours trying to unravel the truth behind what is considered to be proper running mechanics. Over the past 5 years I’ve been fortunate to have one the most innovative podiatrists in the world to use as a sound board. Dr Emily Splichal the founder of Evidence Based Fitness is back on with us again to share her knowl ...…
 
As many of you fans are aware (if you follow the sport of obstacle racing), Tough Mudder came out of the box with a new product... Tough Mudder-X which was a stadium style short course, action packed, high intensity event. The field was tight and packed with stud and studettes from the OCR and Cross-Fit communites. The promo was relatively hush ...…
 
If you want to perform optimally in a Spartan Race, Tough Mudder or any Running event for that matter; it’s important that you address the WAY you run before you concern yourself with HOW MUCH you run. There is quite a bit of confusion that exists in relation to running stride frequency vs. heart rate. It seems for many to attain a desired high ...…
 
I love Peanut butter and Jelly. Jelly’s nice but never as tasty as when its combined with its soul mate peanut butter. Every Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, or any obstacle course style athlete knows that to be successful in the sport you need to be a proficient as possible as a runner. Of course, if you can’t navigate through the obstacles without ...…
 
Miles Keller, host of Link Endurance the podcast, asked if I would be willing to discuss my take on heart rate variability. At first, I was not that excited but after thinking it through, I thought it might be fun to talk about some of the things I feel athletes waste their time, energy and hard earned money on. If you are curious about what he ...…
 
A Diva, by definition is: “a celebrated female singer; a woman of outstanding talent in the world of opera.” Laura may not be an opera singer but she is the sweetheart of Spartan Racing and yes, she can sing. Better… she is an incredible singer aside from being a pretty tough OCR competitor. I asked Laura to come on to discuss her choice of rac ...…
 
If you want to know what to expect from a Spartan Race course, ya gotta go to the source! Steve Hammond is behind the scene (literally) at Spartan Race. His title is “Race Course Manager” and if you don’t know him, you’ve no doubt seen him blazing around the race course in his souped up off road buggy, with a beard flailing in the breeze as big ...…
 
A while ago, my wing man Miguel Medina and I (Richard Diaz) did a Q-n-A show in where we took questions from our friends on social media. We ran out of time and tabled a page full of questions we promised to get to at a later date. As it turns out, this is that later date! I had to roll solo but I hope I addressed the questions presented with s ...…
 
In every Spartan Race, Tough Mudder or any obstacle course race, there are always a few guys who I would consider “the rabbits”. They bring blinding speed to the competition. Sometimes it’s just the ticket, other times the carries and strength work can toss a wrench into best laid plan. Mark Batres is a threat at any race he appears, with a 5K ...…
 
The veterans of Spartan Race are well familiar with the notorious race course designer Norm Koch who was the mastermind behind the torturous event obstacles. What some may not know is that Norm is no longer with Spartan Race Inc. He’s moved on to another event producer known as “Bone Frog”. It was a bitter sweet move and curiosity as to the pol ...…
 
Alyssa Hawley member of The Spartan Pro Team has become a serious threat to the old guard in Elite Spartan Racing. She brings a unique blend of stamina along with the ability to out carry most in the field due to her strength. I caught up with Alyssa to get her take on the competition, find out who she is gunning for and her strategy moving for ...…
 
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