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Becoming Ultra

The Becoming Ultra is all about that first Ultra. We follow other runners training for their first Ultra, interview race directors of Ultra's, talk training tips, and just about anything for that next, very long, step.
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Now displaying: October, 2015
Oct 31, 2015

Matt Fitzgerald is an author and runner who is sharing his journey to becoming an ultra runner in 2016 at the American River 50.  Today he shares a nutritional habit of late as well as why he would go run a marathon for confidence, without telling anyone.  Enjoy this episode of the Becoming Ultra Project.

Oct 28, 2015

Chris Cow was 260 lbs and somewhat uninspired with his routines.  It all changed because of some zombies and a Spartan Race.  He is now turning his sights on his first 50 miler.  Listen to his story of changing habits for the better and what happens when you just show up!  Chris will be sharing his journey with us along the way until his February of 2016 Ultra in Arizona!

Oct 26, 2015

We get to know our second subject for Season 2 of the Becoming Ultra Project.  In a total geographical contrast from our other subject, she still has challenges of her own.  A much lower base and a tricky knee issue to start. On this episode we get to know her as a person, get some first impressions from Ian, and start to figure out how he will be addressing the issues.  If you are a runner that wondered what it takes to be an ultra runner, this is the show for you as we follow two runners for 6 months until they attempt a 50 miler!

Oct 17, 2015

Krystalore Stegner and Liza Howard make their coach and athlete debut on the Becoming Ultra Season 2 opener post selection.  Krystal is the representative of the great veteran organization Team RWB and Liza Howard is the successful ultra runner and coach that will be guiding her to her first ultra at the American River 50 in April of 2016.  Today, we just get to know all about Krystal.  Where is she from? What does she expect? What was Liza's first impression of her student?  We even make them guess her time for a race 6 months away.  Enjoy this first installment.

Oct 13, 2015

Prevention, treatment, nutrition and more will be discussed and contributed by Colorado Chiropractor and aspiring ultra runner on the Becoming Ultra website and podcast.

Oct 6, 2015

We didn't have this issue the first season. WE had to pick 2 out of about 10 applications. This season was a different story though.  Over 50 applications, most really well thought out and worthy had to be sorted through. Ian Sharman and Liza Howard have a much easier time navigating 100 miles of singletrack than picking only TWO runners.  We hope anyone listening knows how tough this truly was, and how much we appreciate each and every listener and runner who applied!

Oct 5, 2015

Matt Fitzgerald is a renowned author usually writing on endurance sports and nutrition.  Strong opinions based in science is how his work feels from an exercise physiology guy. So, what happens when this expert goes big?  We are talking 50 miles?  Well, we will see.  He has is concerns, that's for sure.  Every injury under the sun in the past as well as a less fast version of himself are contentions.  He is, however, willing to do what many literary types are willing to do, put himself out there.  Whether plundering in a heap at mile 26.3 or arms raised in victory, Matt is going to bring us along the journey to become Ultra in 2016 at the American River 50.  Enjoy this first show where we get to know him!

Oct 3, 2015

We literally had too many good quotes from this one to pick a title.  Matt trained a year for his attempt at Run Rabbit Run 100 in Steamboat Springs.  He is the first runner we have had that first hired a coach.  How did that work out for him?  What did he learn about running for his next big race?  And, our favorite, what wildlife scares him to death?  You aren't gonna guess this one.  Enjoy another account from the first ultra of this runner!

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