Info

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.
RSS Feed
Becoming Ultra
2019
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Category: Season 5
May 2, 2018

Eli has a chance to share her 50k experience in Zion.   We also talk a little about Zach's Joe Rogan experience.  Enjoy the show.

May 2, 2018

Heath shares his experience from the Zion 50k that he has been training for on the show for the last 6 months. Enjoy!

Apr 24, 2018

After the 50k a bunch of the runners from Team BU were able to get together poolside to hang out a bit.  We ended up recording a round robin style interview session where everyone got to interview one other runners for a few minutes.  This is what happened!  Enjoy.  More on Team BU at www.becomingultra.com/teambu

Apr 14, 2018

Heath is struggling with the free time physically and mentally during his taper but Liza brings him back.  What is his race day plan?  What are his goals?  All this and more on today's show. Enjoy.

Apr 9, 2018

Zach and Eli have been working together since the fall of 2017 and in a few short days they get to see all of the hard work pay off.  Enjoy the show and the last advice from a coach to his first time ultra runner!

Apr 3, 2018

Liza goes over the variables in setting up a pacing goal for the Zion 50k for Heath and other considerations based on the specific course.  Enjoy the show!

Apr 2, 2018

Eli has been with us since late October sharing her journey in training for her first ultra. Today, we get to know all about her life. The ups and downs and everything in between.  It was our pleasure and we hope you find just one more reason to root for her out there!

Mar 26, 2018

Eli always comes to the show with great questions.  On this episode, her love for intervals has come to the end it seems. How does Zach frame this mindset for her to continue strong in her training?  She also has some logistical questions about drop bags for Zion!  Enjoy the show.

Mar 19, 2018

Heath has been sharing his running story and training for the last few months.  Today, we dive in to him as a person.  His life, career, family, and more.  It's a pretty amazing story really.  We hope you enjoy.

Mar 16, 2018

With so many of our Becoming Ultra community making the trip to Zion, we thought it would be great to bring on the event director. Lots to take in on this newest show! Enjoy.

Mar 12, 2018

Eli has been dealing with some mood swings and issues that aren't easily explained.  We dive in to many of the possible causes and do a brainstorm to try to troubleshoot any potential root causes.  It is something we really haven't talked about but definitely a topic we think will help many of you all. Enjoy the show.

Mar 5, 2018

Heath has some questions about where he should be taking his race nutrition as the weekly miles increase. Liza talks about the benefit of running roads. 

 

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Feb 22, 2018

Do you remember your first marathon?  Are you planning on running one soon?  Either way, listening to Eli talk about her first experience was pretty cool.  What did she learn from the experience and what will her next two months of training up to her Zion 50k look like.  Enjoy the show!

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Feb 17, 2018

Heath is plugging along and has some new hill workouts to enjoy in the portion of his training we covered. Liza has another rant about a topic that really shouldn't be a thing, defecating mid-race, mid-trail.  Sheesh people. Enjoy the show.

 

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Feb 12, 2018

Nutrition is such a personal thing for ultra runners. We get to dive in with Eli to see what may help her dial it in for her longer efforts.

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Feb 1, 2018

It happens slowly, but it does happen.  Train hard and smart and eventually the numbers that seemed impossible are happening every week. Heath has been working hard and his output is showing!  We talk about what to expect in the next training phase. Enjoy the show.

 

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Jan 20, 2018

Eli has some great questions all over the place in her preparation for her first ultra.  This is a great show for resources. Enjoy!

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Jan 15, 2018

Every runner should at some point get out and volunteer for a race, ideally a local one on the trails that they use in training.  Today Heath and Liza talk about their experiences volunteering at Bandera this year.

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Jan 8, 2018

Eli has a question most runners training for long runs have.  We break it down and almost answer it. 

Today's show was brought to you by Health IQ.  You are a runner so go see if you qualify at healthiq.com/ultra

Jan 4, 2018

Heath has ramped up from the 10 miles per week he started at and is looking strong.  What does Liza think about the progress?  How is the first of the year looking for his training?

Enjoy the show!

Dec 19, 2017

Coach Zach has some new formats introduced to Eli's training.  Tempo and interval training for ultra runners may take on a slightly different tone than traditionally. Listen to see what your tempo and interval runs look like compared to Eli's.

Thanks for listening.

Dec 9, 2017

This one got a little crazy.  Old school answering machines, upset little people, and the fastest typing hands you've ever heard. Oh, we also talked about Heath's training and options for hydration on his runs!

Enjoy the show!

Nov 30, 2017

Eli missed her longest week with a minor knee issue but is positive and back at it. We talk about running through some of that pain and other considerations with pain on runs. Also, how do you figure grade on hills?  Should you even care?

Enjoy the show.

Nov 19, 2017

Eli really enjoyed her down cycle week. Maybe too much from the sound of it but she is refreshed and ready to dive into what her coach, Zach, has planned.  She has a new work schedule we talk about how to work around best and some questions on hill pacing and the stress she is feeling from the Distance Of Choice days on her schedule.

Enjoy the show!

Nov 18, 2017

Liza comes back from her Band Of Runners Trail Camp and Heath continues his ramp up for his base.  We talk about communities a lot in the episode.

Enjoy!

1 2 Next »