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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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Aug 14, 2019

Ileana has made it to her big goal of running the TransRockies race and today we have our last coaching call before the run! Enjoy the show!

Aug 9, 2019

James is back and ready to train for a crazy winter ultra up north!  We start to learn about his goals and where he is now compared to last time he undertook a big running goal. Enjoy the show!

Aug 9, 2019

Kathryn has been training hard all summer in some brutal heat to get ready for her Boston Qualifier in September and a shot at the Cloudsplitter 100k in the fall.  On this call we talk about her first 50k coming up as a training run and all she should consider!  Enjoy!

Jul 29, 2019

Trevor is back at his epic mountain running in Montana but we decide to change up some of his long miles.  Enjoy the show!

Jul 12, 2019

Payton just got off a big week and has been recovering for most of the week. We talk about what the next and last few weeks before her first 100 miler looks like on the show today. Enjoy!

Jul 11, 2019

Kathryn is as hard working an athlete as she is worker.  Two jobs and some lofty goals make everything tougher than they have to be but this is her reality. Today, we are troubleshooting her schedule amongst other things.

Jul 8, 2019

Ileana has been diligent in her training but seems to have hit a point where some of the efforts aren't fun. We dive into why this happens and how to get around it. She also has some great training questions along the way.

Jun 28, 2019

Ileana was excited and nervous about her mountain race in Romania so we did one last call before the effort.  It's a short but good episode about a few of the things she was going to focus on during the race. Enjoy!

Jun 18, 2019

Trevor ran his first ultra in Montana recently and shares the experience. We also delve into what his schedule the next few weeks will look like with legitimate efforts on each weekend.  Enjoy the show!

Jun 10, 2019

Kathryn has big goals in the next 5 months and we try to maximize her efforts by focusing on time management and basic training principles.  She has a niggle we have to address and a hot northeastern summer coming in fast too!  Enjoy the show!

Jun 5, 2019

Moriah is gearing up for a 50k and shares some of what is working with the training and why she likes how her body is feeling at this point compared to how she has trained in the past.  She also shares the cause she is running for at the 50k. Enjoy the show!

Jun 3, 2019

Trevor is a 20 year old runner in Montana prepping for his first 50k on this call.  He has a heck of a month coming up with anther 50k and marathon built in so we frame his training as a part of the bigger picture, training for the Cloudsplitter 100 mile run in Virginia.  Enjoy the show!

May 28, 2019

Ileana is getting ready for some exciting running in Romania with climbs around 7,500' in just 18 miles.  So, we have to get those legs ready for the effort. This is a short call about what that looks like in her training!

May 13, 2019

Payton is taking her running to the next distance and trying to be as efficient as possible.  Listen to some of her challenges on today's show!

Apr 30, 2019

Trevor is ramping up his efforts in Montana.  While he has many big goals we are making sure to prioritize his efforts for his A goals this year.  It's a typical balancing act for many athletes!  Enjoy the show!

Apr 26, 2019

She came to her coach with some amazing opportunities to run a couple races in Romania.  Much of the discussion was about why she should, and then eventually must, run these mountain events!  Enjoy the call.

Apr 15, 2019

Kathryn is a dynamic athlete and runner with HUGE goals. Qualifying for Boston before she turns 30 is on the top of the list.  She also has a big Spartan Ultra before she can settle into training for her next marathon and the 100k in October. Enjoy the show!

Apr 15, 2019

Ginger ran the Umstead 100 as her first and it did not disappoint! From a fast 100k start to an "experience" for the last 25 miles she had it all.  Not to mention some interesting visions after the race.  Listen to hear all about it!

Apr 4, 2019

Ginger has the training in the bank and is ready to go tackle her first 100!  As busy as she has been the taper has been smooth so we talk logistics and mindset for most of the call.  Enjoy!

Mar 28, 2019

Kathryn is a runner and athlete with some legit experience and she still comes into the call with tons of great, insightful questions.  Should she get hiking poles?  Nutrition?  When should she do her strength work?  It was a great call and most runners will be able to relate!

Mar 28, 2019

Trevor is nailing the early training.  Since he started the training fairly limited due to a hernia surgery we wanted to be sure to ramp him up slowly. The only big point in the call was a tight spot in his glutes so we talk about that a bit as well as the upcoming training!

Mar 25, 2019

Ileana is off to a great start in her training.  We did, however, need to clear up some things about what strength/core day meant to her!  Enjoy the show!

Mar 22, 2019

Jackie is adjusting to a new schedule and new priorities as many runners do early with a coach dictating their efforts.  Over three weeks she has consistently gotten better and made the adjustments.  She has many questions about early training and how to attack it!  Enjoy.

Mar 22, 2019

What to think about when you have time to think?  That is much of what goes on for the taper for many runners.  So, we talk about mindset for a good portion of today's call. Enjoy!

Mar 20, 2019

Candy has a lot going on with deadlines before her husband undergoes a foot surgery that will take him out of commission for a little while.  We talk about flex and off days and how she can best approach her training during these busy times!

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