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Running is the most popular recreational activity in the world. More people run to achieve fitness than any other medium of exercise. Unfortunately, over 70% of the running community is injured due to improper training and running form. The Natural Running Network addresses these issues and provides highly relevant tips to help runners stay healthy. We also interview luminaries from the endurance world including but not limited to Obstacle Course Racing, Triathletes, Ultra-Marathon runners, Obstacle racers cyclists and all the support systems and professionals tied to these sports.

The Natural Running Network Richard Diaz

    • Sports & Recreation
    • 4.6, 38 Ratings

Running is the most popular recreational activity in the world. More people run to achieve fitness than any other medium of exercise. Unfortunately, over 70% of the running community is injured due to improper training and running form. The Natural Running Network addresses these issues and provides highly relevant tips to help runners stay healthy. We also interview luminaries from the endurance world including but not limited to Obstacle Course Racing, Triathletes, Ultra-Marathon runners, Obstacle racers cyclists and all the support systems and professionals tied to these sports.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Nanul-45 ,

Gruntled Old Man

Well, I wanted to write this review with an open mind. I like most of the science behind the running but it’s hard to get through with Richard who apparently has a chip on his shoulder. Highly ranting is what he calls it but seems to me and others that it’s complaining and jealousy. He’s not on the level as the Yancy Camp business wise. Sorry nobody goes and cancels your running clinics lol. People are not interested in an over weight old man spewing out garage(negativity) and a mix of For pseudo-science and legit science. Eh, we’d rather listen to a more qualified coach.

BigBrotherSpartan ,

The Best OCR Podcast

This OCR/Running Podcast was not the first OCR podcast I have listened too but in my opinion it is the best. If you stick up the other big podcasts in OCR, they really don’t compare. I started with ORM media, then tried Obstacle Order and Obstacle Dominator, also giving Spartan Up and a few others a try. I have to be completely honest, the other’s are not even close. Richard combines consistency (monthly and often weekly podcasts are churned out), with subjects that help the audience learn/grow, as well as providing insight in to how to become a better athlete. The reason for all of this is Richard, he is willing to put his experience and expertise on the sport of running/OCR out there, and this willingness provides a compelling narrative. He also has a wide array of co-hosts and/or guests, which provide gripping insight. A great example of his variety is going from interviewing Matt Fitzgerald to speaking with Cole Schwartz or Hunter, and he doesn’t waste time talking to people who have nothing to offer. The last thing is he is a running guru. I personally believe that modern OCR is really trail running with obstacles on top. Its got to be the funnest and most engrossing sport out there but at the same time, it is still about trail running. The other sites do not specialize in running, they hype or talk more about the obstacles, the strength, the vibe, and sometimes they are unfunny people trying to be funny. Rich tells it straight, you want to have fun and be a better OCR athlete… then get better at running, and then he tells you how to do it. Im obviously a huge fan and I want to say one last thing. Authenticity is huge to me, if your gonna be something, be it. Well, I made the trip up to see Richard a month or so back for an assessment after listening to the podcast for a bit and hearing Hunter’s glowing assessment of his expertise, and I have to say that he is exactly the same guy he is face to face as he is on the podcast.

Wfdny74 ,

Love this!

I attended one of Richard’s clinics and in a matter of a few hours he changed my life for the better. To be able to listen to the podcasts about different athletes and ways to train keep me on track to continue to put me in a better place. Check out his videos on YouTube as well. Keep the podcasts coming!

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