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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: January, 2019
Jan 31, 2019

Bandera has wrapped and Season 7 is on the horizon.  Bringing on a new coach from Sharman Ultra in 2019 is one fo the most exciting parts of this newest launch.  Also, Steph is on the docket to coach her first live Season athlete.  We added 2 months for training so the runners have 8 months to train for the featured race in October. Yeah, it's a tough one!  Also, we added event in Zion, Colorado, Roanoke, and Wisconsin.  Let's all run together and push each other!  Season 7 application start on Feb 11th. Stay tuned.

 

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Trail Camp in Colorado

Blue Ridge Marathon

Zion Ultras

The Badger Race

Go follow Ellie, our newest coach for Season 7

Sharman Ultra has been a partner from day 1.  We love these guys! 

 

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Jan 26, 2019

Lyle Anderson has been with Vacation Races day one and has a wealth of knowledge and information for their signature ultra runs.  We talk a bit about his background and give a quick preview on the ultras.  We also have a code for listeners to get a discount for their events on the show!

Jan 16, 2019

Caroline had some legitimate bumps along the way in her training for her first 50k.  Well, race day was no walk in the park.  Broken bones, infected bee stings, and a long crazy night were just some of her adventure in Texas.  Enjoy the call!

Jan 14, 2019

Sara stayed amped up for most of the whole 30+ miles in Texas for her first 50k and she describes it as life changing.  Enjoy her recap and the thoughts and actions from the day on the trails!

Jan 11, 2019

Candy put the time in and got to experience her first 50k in the Texas hill country. What did she like, learn, and what is next?  All that and more on today's call.

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

Red dives in to her second attempt at a 100k finish.  Were the trails in Texas nicer than the ones in Zion?  Listen to find out her experience and what the future holds regardless!

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.

Jan 3, 2019

Candy has been working so hard for the last 6 months for this very day, her first 50k.  She has a few last minute questions and we talk about mental toughness, some visualization, and logistics before she flies out for Texas. Enjoy the show and this amazing woman's journey!

Jan 1, 2019

Race Directing, like running, throws curveballs all the time.  Bandera had to change their venue last minute and we had a chance to talk with Chris, the race director, to make it easier on everyone.  It's still going to be an amazing day!

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