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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: February, 2016
Feb 29, 2016

Becoming and ultra runner can all be in the intent. Chris set out to do a 50 miler for his and if you listen to the race review, you can decide if he is "ultra" or not.  What sounds like an awe inspiring race with some unique twists, Chris share his experience, what he would do differently, and what is next for him.  Everyday runners can go do amazing things!  Enjoy the show.

Feb 27, 2016

Today we go over the details of what may be needed from your crew the next time you sign up for an ultra.  Setting up expectations and good planning go a long way in the success of your race and having a great functioning crew.  Enjoy this episode of the Becoming Ultra Show!

 

 

Feb 26, 2016

Run Gum is back for the second of a regularly scheduled show to be released every two weeks.  What is it like working at a start up that never sleeps when you are the go to?   We get to talk to Nathan about the culture at Run Gum and how he is managing the balancing act. If you are a runner, you will totally get it and we even brainstorm some of the tricks that help us unplug and the ones that helps us get stuff done.  Run Gum is a brand partner of the Becoming Ultra show and as always, listen for a way to win some Run Gum for yourself!

Feb 23, 2016

Matt Fitzgerald has proclaimed himself "The Connoisseur Of Pain" after a knee issue on his longest ever run of 37 miles. Injuries and when and how to push through were the theme of the day.  Are you pushing through too much? Too little?  You probably won't get  a definitive answer today but you'll get to thinking.  Enjoy the Fitz Ultra Episode!

Feb 20, 2016

Janet ran a sub 7 minute mile in her training and was pretty stoked.  Ian won another 100 miler and has some great takeaways for the middle of the packers he noticed during the race.  Also, when should you change out your shoes during your training.  All of this and more on the Becoming Ultra show!

Feb 16, 2016

Liza and Scott both had instances with trail garbage this weekend and the topic of trail etiquette took over the show. If you are new to the trail or trail running, this is a good conversation to hear.  It may seem like common sense but if it isn't, we cover it here!  Also, Krystal has healed from an injury and is in cruise mode.  The American River 50 is fast approaching.  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!

Feb 13, 2016

We met the co-founder of 33 Shake, Warren Pole, by introduction from an endurance athlete doing some pretty amazing things.  Luke Tyburski had just completed the Ultimate Triathlon using the natural nutrition product from Warren's company so we were definitely interested in learning more.  So, the first step in deciding on what brands to work with, especially in the nutrition space, is answering the simplest question of all, does it taste good?  We have tried some nasty stuff and since 98% of runners are running to enjoy it, choking down nastiness is not an option for us.  33 Shake passed!  We loved it.  We hope you will give it a try too!  Be sure to hit up BecomingUltra.com for our partner discount.  This is our introduction show for the new and hopefully longstanding relationship with 33 Shake.  Enjoy!

Feb 9, 2016

Matt Fitzgerald is back to share his journey or experiences training for his first ever ultra.  He is sharing his experience from his back to back 20 milers back east as well as a pretty cool fact about the route he chose.  Also, he made his way up to the American River 50 course to run the last 23 miles. He has some takeaways from that run.  He also decided to run the 23 carb fasted.  What does this mean in general and what was his goal with it?  We hope you enjoy this episode while on your own run!

Feb 6, 2016

As a new ultra runner you know that everyone is running long back to back runs on the weekends.  The problem is, you have no idea where to start.  What should your base be?  How many each day? What are your pacing goals?  Should the terrain differ? We answer these and more to help you figure it out.  Also, Ian Sharman talks about his goals for Rocky Raccoon 100 miler in Texas and we have to mention some free training sessions for the treadmill in the middle of winter.  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!

Feb 4, 2016

Becoming Ultra is the place for all things ultra running, especially if you are just starting to navigate this crazy world.  Today, Scott explains some of the new features on BecomingUltra.com that may make life more interesting and fun for ultra runners. Also, 3 treadmill workouts you can add to your training now!  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show.

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