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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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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

Jan 18, 2020

Will is ready to see some results and Ellie reassures him they are coming.  Scott can't talk.  Enjoy the show following runners training for their first 50k!

Jan 15, 2020

Scotty Mills is a legend in the world of ultra running.  He took the time to deliver a speech about what the sport has done for him over the span of his life as a runner and race director.  If you believe in the power of community, you'll love this talk.  Thanks for listening!

Jan 9, 2020

Emily had a road trip as an adult child and shared that Becoming Ultra could possibly be a cult on first impression from some family members!  We talk about her running over the last couple weeks.   We talk early year goals for the masses and we throw out some more unique words to try and stump Ian and his English or British background!  It's a fun one!

Jan 3, 2020

The new year is here and we catch up with Will and his coach Ellie.  A double digit run coming up as well as a 6 hour running event.  We also dive into trail etiquette stories. Happy New Year and enjoy!

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