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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 7
Sep 13, 2019

Chelsea is getting close to her first 50k so we let her ask her coach some questions on the lead up. There was also a bet made for getting long runs in.  Enjoy!

Aug 24, 2019

Ellie and Chelsea seem to be getting much more out of Chelsea's training now that her schedule has calmed down a bit.  A cool story how Chelsea's journey has inspired someone.  A recap on Ellie's hurt ribs situation. A lesson on sheep dog's Scott got to share after an interesting education in the mountains recently!  Enjoy the show.

Aug 24, 2019

Liza and Heather are plugging along getting ready for the Cloudsplitter race with lots of vertical gain but in the meantime we have a chance to talk about altitude for Leadville. How does heat help with altitude?  Liza shares a Costa Rican running story involving a machete and speedy horse.  Heather shares an article about performance fecal matter?  Yep, you heard it right.. Enjoy the show.

Aug 13, 2019

Heather shares her experience running with her dad in Tahoe.  What she learned and where her training is going next with her coach, Liza.

Aug 13, 2019

Ellie has a fall. Chelsea goes far.  A live coaching call two months from Chelsea's first 50k in Virginia!

Jul 21, 2019

Heather is about to run 100 miles with her dad.  Today's call was with her coach and Scott the day before the race.  Enjoy the show.

Jul 6, 2019

Heather is running the Tahoe 100 soon and her coach Liza Howard walks her through an exercise to troubleshoot issues before they happen.  Also, running on the Fourth of July and trail camp in Texas.

Jul 5, 2019

Chelsea has some legit reasons why running has been on the backburner but Ellie and Scott try to steer her straight and put things into perspective!  For any busy runners out there, this might be the tough love you needed too!   Enjoy the show!

Jun 21, 2019

Liza and Heather are on the show to talk about Heather's all night 50 miler a week ago and some smart ways to prevent blisters as well as upcoming training goals. Enjoy the show.

Jun 14, 2019

Chelsea has been in Arizona for a little over a week now and the heat is definitely going to be an ongoing issue to figure out how to deal with in the training. Especially when she couldn't get an uninterrupted treadmill workout done.  We have a little fun on the show today and try to help her get back on track after the big move! Enjoy.

Jun 6, 2019

Heather has a 50 miler this weekend that is a night race and Liza preps her for the effort.  Learn all about the OSSCIA race and how she has been training for it!

Jun 2, 2019

Chelsea and Ellie are on the show today to talk about the challenges of getting Chelsea's runs in consistently while moving her life to another state.  We also go into Chelsea's new perspective on dogs on trails now that she runs with hers consistently! Enjoy the show!

May 27, 2019

Liza and Scott go over an article Liza recently published about all of the details of running and mountain lions!

May 16, 2019

Chelsea, Scott, and Ellie talk about some common issues runners face and we think it's gonna be a great one for beginners and experienced runners alike!

May 14, 2019

Heather thought she was moving much faster than she was and the incline was much tougher than she thought.  Real life training issues!

May 4, 2019

Chelsea and Ellie brainstorm some ways to get some good hill work in Texas.  Chelsea also tries to turn the tables on the coaches and starts asking them questions about how "cool" they are!  Enjoy the show!

Apr 26, 2019

We were able to catch up with Heather and her coach Liza Howard!   Liza was in Zion to help pace a 100 miler and Heather is recovering from illness.  Enjoy the show.

Apr 18, 2019

Chelsea has been assigned some legit hill repeats and Coach Ellie Greenwood shares the exact set that you can try too!  Also, a new use for Body Glide for the ladies. Enjoy the show!

Apr 5, 2019

Chelsea has her first 10 miler under her belt. She ran in some world class wildflowers!  She shares it all with her coach and you all!

Apr 2, 2019

We talk about early niggles in training.  Things that hurt a bit but aren't a real factor that every runner experiences. 

Mar 22, 2019

Chelsea is in week two of training with Ellie for her first ultra and things are looking great.  Her knee is better and her running partner is strong.  She also upgraded her GPS so we talk about that as well!

Mar 18, 2019

Heather is early in her training with Liza but we still have a great conversation about core strength, back strength, and how she deals with her migraines.  All things we know many runners could be going through.

 

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Mar 9, 2019

Chelsea and Ellie get to meet for the first time and Scott and Ellie get to learn as much about Chelsea as they can on this first call. If this one is any indication of the season to come, it's gonna be a fun one!  Enjoy.

Mar 5, 2019

Meet Heather Ficke.  We wanted to follow her journey this year even though she has run an ultra before.   She is in the same place so many runner are.  Ok, I've run an ultra but I don't want to be chasing cutoffs all day, what do I do next?  Her profession and background is very interesting and we think you'll enjoy her journey this year!

Feb 23, 2019

The coaches of Sharman Ultra and Becoming Ultra sat down to select the runners for Season 7.  They were a passionate and interesting group of runners and we can't wait to share their journey for most of 2019!  Enjoy the show!  Want to be a part of this journey?  Reach out through Becoming Ultra.

 

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