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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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Mar 30, 2020

Scott and Liza talk about the unique run series they came up with to get through the spring and summer with purpose and lots of fun! http://becomingultra.com/band-together-run-series/

Mar 26, 2020

Will is back, well, he never really left.  Ellie and host Scott talk out the options for this unprecedented season of Becoming Ultra!

Mar 25, 2020

A week after the mental and physical adjustment from the virus, Ian and Emily get to talk about the new direction Season 8 is taking and how these goals should inspire others to keep moving. 

Mar 20, 2020

Writer, educator, and coach Jason Robillard comes on the show to talk about 11 ways to prepare for the times we are living in.  As a fellow ultra runner the perspective was interesting and positive for those seeking solutions. Enjoy!

Mar 19, 2020

Unprecedented.  We are hearing that word a lot these days.  If we do anything here at Becoming Ultra it is bringing the idea of persistence and resilience to the masses.  We have a plan too!  Enjoy!

Mar 12, 2020

Liza Howard and Scott Jones hop on a call to talk about the crazy and stressful week she just endured.  Just crazy stuff most people wouldn't expect.  We talk coaching  can caring and a lot more! Enjoy!

Mar 11, 2020

Jen works long hours and she is looking forward to the peace of the trails in the desert.  She shares what amazing groups have inspired her and kept her on track through her training.  Enjoy another show about runners before they run their first ultra!

Mar 10, 2020

Omar is excited to have family come with him on his 12 hours drive to Page, Arizona for his first ultra.  He expects it to be hard but doesn't plan on ever stopping once he starts! Hear how he trained and why he chose Antelope Canyon for his first ultra!

Mar 9, 2020

Wing Hoe is a student and a passionate runner studying for his MBA and ready to attack his first ultra. He has big goals and we talk about them today on the show that is diving into the mindset of first time ultra runners!

Mar 8, 2020

Harriet wanted to find a way to take pictures of Antelope Canyon and the beauty and intrigue led to just signing up for a race to run there.  It's great to hear the ways people's work affect their efforts on the trail.  Enjoy this unique look into someone's thoughts a week before their first ultra. 

Mar 7, 2020

We are doing short interviews with runners all over who chose the Antelope Canyon 55k as their first ultra.  You only get one first time so listening to perception before is a great resource and very entertaining!  Enjoy!

Mar 7, 2020

Emily and Ian go back and forth on how to keep Emily moving and motivated through this crucial time of her training!  An upcoming 30k should be a great test and confidence builder.  Enjoy!

Feb 28, 2020

Will has been big time since our last call and we didn't even have to get on his case this call! He had a great experience in his first 6 hour timed event in Vegas.  He even saw Elvis.  He got to test out the trails at Smith Rock which was awesome as well and he ran fast on one of his training sessions. So much faster that it got Ellie's attention and had to be addressed.  Also, Ellie gets called out for being amazing!  Enjoy the show.

Feb 21, 2020

Emily got back on track, then missed a couple.  Dealing with doubt on the way to a big goal is completely normal. We dive in on that subject today!

Feb 15, 2020

Will is plugging away in the rainy and muddy Northwest and it led to a bigger conversation of mindset in less than ideal conditions.  Most of you will be able to relate.  Keep it positive in your training and the race should be much easier.  Enjoy.

Feb 11, 2020

Josh Jones is a Doctor of Physical Therapy based out of western North Carolina.  On this episode we answer listener questions on injuries specific to them.  Stress fractures in the feet.  Ankle sprains and breaks.  Hip flexor strains and general function.  Achilles issues.  We are only answering a few of these for each call so we dive a bit deeper and give actionable advice.  Don't worry, Josh and your host Scott Jones have quite the history together so we will be sure to mix stories of adventure in to these for you all! Enjoy.

Feb 10, 2020

If you are ready to go and run in the beautiful landscapes in Page, Arizona this spring, this is a must listen to show. We talk with the Antelope Canyon Ultras race director about everything you need to know about the race. Enjoy!

Feb 8, 2020

Emily and Ian catch us up on her running and other life stuff!  We go into our weekly slang segment too!

Feb 4, 2020

This one hits hard.  Scott had a chance to sit down with a couple local Colorado friends to tell their stories.  Both lost spouses at a young age.  Both had young kids at the time. Both use exercise and running as a way to grieve. Their kids went to school together but they never met until recently.  It's a both sad yet hopeful story and we hope you appreciate their amazing and heartfelt words. 

Feb 1, 2020

Liza Howard and Scott Jones take some time to talk about all things running and coaching with our ever changing culture.  On this episode they talk about the idea of using performance tools and when it is just too much.  Specifically, the Nike Vaporfly controversy.  They also touch on missed runs in training programs and when seeking too much information as a new runner might be too much!  Enjoy the show!  Have questions?  Let us know and we will feature them on the next show!

Jan 31, 2020

Will has had some great breakthroughs recently in training for his first ultra ever, the Smith Rock 50k in Oregon this May!  A new approach to daily nutrition has him feeling strong and his runs are getting longer and stronger!  Ellie shares what the next stage of training holds and Will complains about the rain, just a little!  Enjoy!

Jan 29, 2020

Host Scott and Luis Escobar had a chance to sit down in Squaw Valley and talk all things running.  Upcoming adventures in Bhutan.  Why he is working with the Spartan Trail series and all about the Born To Run Ultras he founded and how crazy things can get at the annual running festival! Enjoy.

Jan 28, 2020

Shanna has worked in social work for her whole career and while the counseling and efforts she puts into her job are meaningful, they can be quite stressful.  In the last year she has been taking steps to use the same skills with runners.  This is an introduction to her and why and how she wants to help!  Enjoy the show.

Jan 26, 2020

James Wright set off for a new type of ultra adventure when he signed up for the Frozen Otter 100k held in Wisconsin in the middle of January.  We talk about the unique challenges he faced and how he would do things different next time!  Enjoy the call.

Jan 24, 2020

Emily thought she was the only one.  The coaches thought it was everyone?  So, who actually misses runs and how do we move on from these in the big picture of a training program?  We answer that and more on the show today!  Enjoy

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