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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: February, 2019
Feb 28, 2019

Trevor applied for Season 7 and is going to be coached by Becoming Ultra coaches to train for the Cloudsplitter 50k.  Listen to his story. 

 

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Cloudsplitter

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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Cloudsplitter Race

Sharman Ultra

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Feb 21, 2019

Scott and Steph hop on a call to talk about the differences they are seeing the applicants for season 7 as well as how Becoming Ultra is committing to get more beginners further along in their dreams to run an ultra!  Enjoy

Feb 20, 2019

Andi has a bunch of races and goals in store for 2019 and is one of our back athletes for Becoming Ultra. Right now, Andi is in her base building phase and getting ready to ramp up for the Flying Pig Marathon. What's going well? What's not? Let's dig deeper, and enjoy the show today!

Feb 16, 2019

Rob Steger of Training 4 Ultra has had a heck of a couple years since he changed his life and started running ultra distances.  He has recently written a book about his experiences. On the other hand, Season 7 for Becoming Ultra is launching right now.  The two founders sit down and interview each other about the respective projects that have the same goal, get people inspired to run!

Feb 15, 2019

As much as any running information, time management for our runners is one of the biggest ways we can bring value to their coaching. Ginger has a crazy and stressful job and schedule which you will hear about a bit on the show today. She also just completed an 8 hour race and shares that experience. She just might have gotten lost.  Enjoy the show!

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Feb 12, 2019

Today we dive into the background and future of Miss Payton who has been on Team BU since Zion. What has she done, and where is she going? She has big epic plans this year and discusses her most recent two ultras: Bandera 100k and the former Sean O'Brien 50k, and her whirlwind adventures.

Feb 11, 2019

Monica from Team BU headed out to conquer the Franklins 200km race this past week and had great success and many stories. It's always best to get our athletes fresh from the event to relive the moments and have a look back at what happened. Here all about the race and how it went for her, going 100km to 200km!

Feb 10, 2019

On the show we introduce the newest coach for the Season 7 of Becoming Ultra.  Her history, philosophy, and personality all in a quick interview to get to know what she is about.  Can't wait to see which runner is getting coached by Ellie!

Feb 8, 2019

Scott and Steph get to chat about Steph's recent Rocky Raccoon 100k effort and what she learned.  Her husband Rich signed up for his first ultra, a brutally beautiful one in Colorado that we actually just recorded a podcast with the RD of the other day.  We talk about a specific stairmaster/treadmill set that you HAVE to do if you are running hills ever. Lastly, we gave some shoutouts to our awesome BAC runners!  Thanks for listening.

 

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Feb 8, 2019

We are pumped to have the race director for two of our favorite Colorado ultras on the show today.  As you know, The Dirty 30 was chosen as a part of the Season 7 2019 schedule and is run on June 1, 2019.  Silverton is the sister race in the beautiful mountains near Silverton, CO and boasts 11 miles of the Hardrock 100 course.  She dishes on the course details and mistakes she sees runners make most often and shares some love (discount) for anyone wanting to run Silverton this year!  Enjoy the show.

 

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The Dirty 30 Race

Silverton Ultras

Hardrock

Golden Gate State park

Silverton Colorado

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Season 7 Schedule

 

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Feb 7, 2019

Today we brought Andrea from Team BU on the show. Andrea is a loving mom to three little girls who are full of energy. Andrea  shares her love for running trails and her goals for 2019 while juggling kids and work and training. Hope you enjoy the show today and come back for even more!

Feb 6, 2019

Today we interview Kevin from Team BU about his first Ultra, the Golden Gate Dirty Thirty 50k out in Colorado. This is special because this will be one of our mini featured races this year in 2019 and we get an inside view and sneak peek on what's to come. Hope you enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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