I would like to believe that as romantic a notion as reverting back to “Natural”, more appropriately I feel the term maybe better coined as “Proper” running.
The enemy of human locomotion is gravity and the ensuing cost of energy. To be successful as a runner, you must address both concerns equally. This is why I have spent over two decade’s providing clinical metabolic analysis for the athletes I work with.
Experience has shown me that by taking stock of the cost of work for each unique individual followed by corrections to running gait provides a definitive path to performance with a significant reduction in the potential for injury.
This service is better and far more cost effective than having a coach with you!
to be Coached by Richard Diaz
Or to have him provide a “virtual” video analysis today!
Anaerobic Threshold Testing
3 DAY INTENSIVE
Resting Metabolic Assessment
VO2max & Anaerobic Threshold Testing
* Testing is not offered in group packages in Camarillo but can be arranged privately upon request.
Gait Analysis: Mr. Diaz provides a quick and effective gait analysis in his lab (“The Secret Lab”) and in real world settings during his Running Clinics. These assessments are capture by video a processed through analysis software that affords the ability to magnify, slow action and measure what is occurring with your running gait. Once this is done, he will begin the correction process, teaching the subjects how to make the appropriate adjustments to reduce injury, develop stability and enhance performance. In the lab this process requires about two hours. Contact us to schedule a private session.
Metabolic Assessments: There are essentially two types of metabolic assessments, active (VO2max testing) and passive (RMR testing). The Active test clearly reveals the athletes energy expense at work, where this energy is coming from (fat vs. sugar) and the heart rate that generated said expense. From this, Mr. Diaz will explain how best to approach training to improve upon economy (endurance) and sustainable race pace (intensity). This is critical information that all athletes should experience regardless where they are in their training or level of fitness. Contact us to schedule a private session.
The RMR test identifies an athlete’s unique energy requirement at rest for a 24 hour period. Once you have this information, it is easy to develop a sound feeding strategy based on daily energy demands. This will insure that muscle mass is spared, excess body fat can be reduced all without sacrificing performance. Contact us to schedule a private session.
The Natural Running Network was created on a whim. A few of my coaches and I tossed around the idea of doing a live show where we discussed topics like running form, nutrition, fitness and pretty much topics that active people would enjoy. This passing idea turned into a project that has drawn well over 1.5 million listeners since once we began.
In the 3 years we’ve been on the net we have never missed a single weeks broadcast now with over 200 episodes chock full of interviews with some of the greatest legends in endurance sport our little podcast has turned into a highly popular format that our audience has come to depend on. If you have never taken the time to listen to one of our episodes, simply click on the “Take me There” tab, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!