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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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Now displaying: Category: Season 6
Jan 9, 2019

On this episode of Becoming Ultra, Steph takes control interviewing Rebecca on her first 100k experience down in Camp Eagle for the Bandera race. From a look back at Rebecca's training, to toeing the starting line, and through pacing and looking forward at "what's next?" is all jam packed into this talk. One of our first looks into the season 6 finale. Hope you enjoy the show!

Jan 8, 2019

Bandera 50k and 100k was a grand experience. From the last minute venue change to the last minute finish from one of our runners, it had everything. Enjoy the show.

Dec 13, 2018

Chris McWatters came on the show to do a full course and logistics preview for the Bandera 50k and 100k weekend in January of 2019.  From parking, lodging, and when to show up on race day to complete strategy for the course, he covers it all. Drop bags, poles, porta potties, and more for first timers and first time to Bandera runners.  It's a must listen for any runners heading to Texas for this awesome event!

Nov 28, 2018

Dan turned his ankle recently and hasn't been able to get the swelling down.  His work and travel have made it quite the challenge so we continue to troubleshoot and figure some options that may make the situation better while he heals.  Talking about a frustrating injury that so many runners deal with is sure to give some perspective out there!  Liza also shares her experience from the annual Band Of Runners Trail Camp.  Enjoy the show!

Nov 8, 2018

Dan is cruising along and taking every challenge that comes his way.  He is even in the mode of running around the neighborhood to get more distance in and we all know what that feels like.  We talk a bit about his longest effort coming up and what he is thinking about the progress to date. Enjoy the show!

Nov 3, 2018

Mo has been on Team BU for a while and always has great questions.  This call had enough unique ones that we just had to share. Enjoy!

Oct 22, 2018

Sometimes the stars don't line up and you have to go a different direction.  This is one of those cases.  We think you will be able to relate to Kat in some ways on today's show. Enjoy!

Oct 18, 2018

Dan tells a story about a 2am wake up and a long run followed by being out and about all day. He is also introduced to some legit hill training. The whole call was a lesson on what good steady training can look like!  Enjoy.

Oct 11, 2018

Liza and Scott talk about the idea of running in groups NOT being a good experience and how that can easily be prevented.  They also talk about some challenges and fixes for being a virtual coach.  We hope you enjoy!

Oct 9, 2018

Kat and Sean get to go back and forth a bunch on this call with the coach and running client.  You'll be able to relate to at least something from the call but there is enough going on we just don't know what exactly! Enjoy.

Sep 24, 2018

Dan and Liza share their thoughts on recent training and open up in some questions that really have nothing to do with running!

Sep 21, 2018

Kat and Sean catch us up on Kat's training and then we do a deep dive to learn more about how they both think about things that don't have to do with running.

Sep 11, 2018

Kat suffered a set back during some of her big downhills at the big relay she recently did.  Today, we talk about the best ways to get around a new and frustrating injury. Enjoy the show.

Sep 6, 2018

We changed it up a bit and decided to take some questions from our Team BU runners.  Why is my upper back hurting late in long runs?  If I only run once a week, what should I focus on?  When should I run fasted, if at all?  All these and more. If you like the format, let us know and we will get more content like this for you!

Aug 30, 2018

Dan gets a taste of the brutality of 100 miles in the Texas heat.  Liza has her own pacing stories from Leadville.  Dan also builds some legit running karma on his weekend.  Also, his training up to this point! Enjoy the show.

Aug 29, 2018

Kat started the call with some uncertainty and Sean made sure to fix that right away.  Confidence and training with a coach, it's a fine line and the good coaches put their runners at ease. Enjoy the show!

Aug 15, 2018

Dan is hitting some bigger goals and staying the course. We talk about lots of things that everyday runners think about during a long training cycle and how our decisions change based on these training efforts. Enjoy!

Aug 3, 2018

Kat has some concerns about her training and questions if she will be able to do some of the things she has set out to do. Sean sets her straight!  She is also getting ready for a big trip to Iceland! Enjoy the show.

Jul 28, 2018

Every runner is different but losing weight to have a better chance at being efficient on these long efforts is a common theme for runners.  It's tough. It's tricky, and there isn't just one way to get there.  We talk about this on the show as well as find out where Dan is and how he is generally feeling.  The heat is tough in Texas so he has been running late at night to beat the heat. Liza shares her stories from Hard Rock. Enjoy!

Jul 22, 2018

Kat ran her first Ragnar and shared the experience. Sean's prescribed hills turned into an experience she'll never forget.  She is headed on an epic trip and more on this episode!  Enjoy.

Jul 11, 2018

Kat has been at it for a couple weeks with her coach Sean Meissner.  We talk about early training and where she should be, where she is.  She found a new muscle she never noticed and has some great adventures planned for the near running future. Enjoy the show!

Jul 9, 2018

Liza goes over a subject we try to cover every summer.  What are the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke?  It's an important show for both runners, crew, and even aid station volunteers.  Dan chimes in on his early training and updates on his continuing weight loss!  Enjoy.

Jun 23, 2018

Kat is one of two Season 6 runners with a dynamic home life and recent huge lifestyle change that has resulted in some major weight loss!  With five children and a fairly stressful job, Kat shares much of her story with her new coach Sean Meissner.  Towards the end of the show she shares her concerns with the project as her coach gets to set the expectations for the early coaching.  Enjoy the show and be sure to follow along on Facebook for her posts!

Jun 8, 2018

We get the daunting task of choosing 2 runners for the two featured spots for the Becoming Ultra Season 6. It's not easy but we try to navigate some amazing people to see what might work for the Bandera 50k.  A huge thanks to all of the runners that applied!

Jun 4, 2018

Ian Sharman is back to discuss the new season of Becoming Ultra and to help introduce the newest Sharman Ultra coach to come into the mix.  He is also training for his 9th Western States and just settled down in Bend for what seems like good!  He also shares who he would like to see apply for this newest season!  Enjoy the show!

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