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Inaugural Natural Running Certification Announced

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Nov. 18, 2011
  • Updated Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:46 AM UTC

The objective is to teach the fundamentals that will establish participants as well educated group leaders.

The newly formed Natural Running Network will host is first Level One Natural Running Coaches Certification on December 9 in Camarillo, Calif. Co-sponsoring the program is Diaz Human Performance.

The man behind the initiative is veteran endurance coach Richard Diaz, who says, “With the advent of running popularity it is clear that far too many people are experiencing injuries that may have been prevented had they been properly educated and or coached. Our certification is geared towards those group leaders and coaches that are interested in learning the skills needed to address the culprits behind these injuries and to provide cutting edge training programs for their people.”

The Natural Running Network Coaching Education Level One Certification program is intended as a starting point for novice coaches. The objective is to teach the fundamentals that will establish participants as well educated group leaders.

The Level One program emphasizes:

•             Fundamentals of mid-foot running biomechanics

•             Heart rate training and energetics

•             Functional running specific strength training

•             Periodization and program design

•             Feeding strategies pre, during and post event

•             Running related injury identification and solutions

In addition to coach Diaz, the roster of presenters at the December 9 program include Racing Weight author Matt Fitzgerald and Dr. Steven Capobianco, the author of The Rock Tape Training Manual.

If you’re interested in becoming a certified natural running coach, visit www.naturalrunningcoach.net to find further information and to register.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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