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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: January, 2016
Jan 31, 2016

Krystal is recovered from her Boston Qualifier from the Carlsbad Marathon and is ready to keep pushing for her 50 mile in less than 70 days.  An ankle issue has popped up and we talk about some potential fixes.  Also, a pretty brutal treadmill set anyone can give a shot.  Becoming Ultra is about becoming an ultra runner. Enjoy the show.

Jan 28, 2016

Run Gum was founded by a two time Olympian and his coach. Today we have their "chief of stuff" on the show to both tell us how they started, what their goals are, and how Becoming Ultra fits into it all.  Finding a way to work with amazing people first, amazing products as a byproduct of the people is the only way we could imagine partnering with any brand.  This is the beginning of a relationship and we let you in on the behind the scenes.  Run Gum will also share a contest where you can win some product and much more!  Becoming Ultra is about inspiring and teaching new ultra runners!

Jan 25, 2016

Matt Fitzgerald ran his first open loop last weekend and finished by doing the most miles in a single run in his life.  It turned out to be a 50k.  That's 31 miles at, or close to, a pre designated pace.  Hear how his open loop went and how you can try one for yourself!

Jan 23, 2016

Janet ran, completed, and totally nailed her goals for her first ever marathon in Carlsbad.  Now her coach Ian Sharman sits down to talk about what is next.  How long is she going to go?  What are some of the tougher things in her program coming up?  How should she be recovering?  All of this and more on the show today.  Oh, Ian did something pretty crazy last week as well. He shares it on the show.

Jan 22, 2016

Chris is joining us again to fill us in on how his training for the Antelope Canyon 50 miler is going.  An injury just won't go away.  What is he doing to get through this?  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show.

Jan 18, 2016

Krystal and Janet travelled to Carlsbad California for two different but very cool reasons.  Krystal was trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon and Janet was running her first marathon ever!  We sit down to talk all things pre race and strategy with them and Liza Howard.  

Jan 15, 2016

The main subject of Fitz Ultra, Matt Fitzgerald has run more than 20 marathons in his life.  He has not, until now, run one by himself.  We dive into every question we could think of logistically, mentally, nutritionally, and otherwise as to how it went and how you can do this too.  It's not as crazy as it seems, especially when you are training for a 50 miler.  WE also talk about a concept training run, the "open loop". What is it and why should you try it for your training. Enjoy the Fitz Ultra episode.

Jan 11, 2016

Our guest, like all of them for My First Ultra, shares her story about why and how she trained for and completed her first ultra run, a 50 miler.  Things weren't pretty when she started but she persevered and has some great stories along the way.  Mantra's and mental tricks and all, enjoy her journey to become an ultra runner. My First Ultra is a show about runners first ultra.  Why did they sign up? What race was it? What gear did they use?  Learn something from them so your experience is even better!

Jan 9, 2016

Janet is one of the rare few who is about to run her first marathon as a training run.  When you are training for your first 50 miler that makes sense. Listen to see how her training is coming along to date!  We also brainstorm some indoor training/running ideas for these winter months.  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra Show!

Jan 1, 2016

Today Liza and her student runner Krystal talk about the mental game of running once again.  Specifically, planning for reactions to how you feel about new stimulus on a run when it isn't necessarily good.  We also dive in to weird resolutions for weird people, you know, ultra runners.  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!

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