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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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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!

Mar 14, 2019

Kathryn already has our utmost respect.  As a special needs teacher that works as a server on the weekends she knows how to get the most out of her days.  Today, we get to know her and her goals. Enjoy!

Mar 14, 2019

We bring on Liza Howard to answer questions our very own Ginger Gutting has about her upcoming Umstead 100 miler.  Being that Liza holds the course record, we thought it would be pretty cool for them to connect.  Enjoy the show!

Mar 8, 2019

Ileana reached out because she has a big goal of running the 3 day stage race in Colorado called the Transrockies Run.  We go over basic training needs as well as some of the course overview on this first call.  Enjoy!

Mar 6, 2019

Jackie has a crazy schedule that most because of it would never try to train for something big.  But, she is driven and ready to train for some big epic goals.  This is her first coaching call.  We hope you learn something and as always, thanks for listening.

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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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 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!

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 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!

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