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: general
Apr 29, 2019

On this episode, we aren't calling it a "special", but it is different from our usual podcast, Rebecca and Payton join in on a call to discuss the Trail Sister's criteria for races to be featured as Trail Sisters approved races on their site. Join us for some interesting discussion on the female athlete in the trail running world, enjoy!

Apr 8, 2019

The crew at Becoming Ultra will be out to cover first time ultra runners en masse!  Today's short episode covers the details of the unique media coverage!

Mar 21, 2019

Nutrition is a huge component to our life that can make a difference in how we perform physically and emotionally.  Make sure you are fueling your body to provide it the nutrients it needs for energy and recovery.  I provide tips on how to assure you are giving yourself the best advantage to fuel your day with good foods and good habits.  This is definitely a topic we will address several more times.

 

Links and Resources:

Follow me @be.ultra.living on Instagram for more information and inspiration on ultra living.

My favorite Instagram Food

@tastyyummies

@meateatertv

@therealfoodrds

@thehealthyhaff

@wildandwhole

@crockpot

Mar 18, 2019

Beast Mode Challenge

Pick one of the three challenges to complete this week to push yourself outside your comfort zone and feel amazed with what you CAN do!

#1 Stair Challenge- Run up 10 flights (more or less but 10 if you have 10) and when you get to the top do 10 burpees...repeat 10 times to get a total of 100 burpees and a LOT of stairs.  Do this at least twice this week and feel the burn!!!

 

#2 Strength Workouts- Pick 3 workouts (pushups, pull ups, lunges, squats, burpees, etc.) and do 10 of each every hour for 8 hours.  Complete this workout at least 3 times this week to get your heart pumping throughout the day, build strength and feel great!

 

#3 Walk/Run- Walk/Run for at least 30 minutes every day this week.

 

Links and Resources:

Follow me @be.ultra.living on Instagram for more information and inspiration on ultra living.

 

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!

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!

Dec 16, 2018

Sleep is important, but how can we use sleep deprivation in races? Should we train when sleep deprived? How can we avoid being sleep deprived? This episode is dedicated to both sides continuing on with the December Series here at Becoming Ultra. Hope this podcast is useful especially in these stressful times.

Jul 24, 2018

Had a chance to chat with Scotty Kummer about a bunch of different things in the ultra running world and life.  His show has a similar vibe that anyone can get out there and do some amazing things so we thought it would be a great chance to share his story!  Talked about the toughest event he has done, why Minnesota is underrated for running, and why he started Ten Junk Miles among other things.  Enjoy the show!

Jul 23, 2018

Nick Clark and his buddy got an itch to try a pretty wild route across one of the most breathtaking mountain ranges in Colorado.  4.5 days, 103 miles, and 53,000 vertical later and they lived to tell about it all.  Nick shares the logistics and more from his epic adventure!  Enjoy.

Jun 24, 2018

Liza Howard gets to meet her newest runner in this first Season 6 episode with Dan Demore.  He has a great weight loss story as well as he will try to navigate losing more on his journey to become ultra.  He started to run roughly a year ago and we think the story why will inspire!  Lots of fun on this first call to get to know Dan.  It's gonna be a heck of a season!  Be sure to follow the journey on Facebook too!

May 25, 2018

The Kaniksu Ultras are coming soon and we wanted to learn more about the story behind this awesome event.  We talked with the event directors and runners to give some perspective on this awesome event in Washington state!

Apr 18, 2018

Red is ready to get to Zion and get after it. Hear who she runs for and why she runs!  Enjoy the show.

Mar 26, 2018

Susan just got back from a skiing trip in Colorado and while she was very active, she didn't get in her regular miles so we focus on what the last month of training will look like and where she will be getting those climbing legs ready for Zion!  Thanks for listening.

Nov 21, 2017

On this short episode we give you insight to what all is going on with Becoming Ultra in the coming month.  A recording schedule to keep you motivated and learning and some good news about your chance to run in the Rocky Mountains!

Nov 15, 2017

Every once in awhile a show at Athlete On Fire is too good to pass up for the Becoming Ultra audience.  This was one of the best conversations I've had in awhile, and it was pretty much all about running shoes.  We go some places that you may never have considered when regarding your purchases.  Let's leave it at that. 

Enjoy the show!

Nov 11, 2017

Jennifer O'Connor heard that many of the Becoming Ultra community would be racing in Zion this spring and wanted to help share some of her experience. It was a great conversation and should be helpful to anyone running in Utah next April.

Enjoy the show!

Oct 30, 2017

Ian Sharman is back to catch us up on all things in his running world including a crazy year at the Leadville 100, which he won again.  He also talks about recovery and other goings on in the ultra running world.

Enjoy the show!

Sep 14, 2017

Traveling across the country is much more physically demanding than you think.  It's why we give our body a few days to recover before running far. Also on the show, some of the positive mental tricks to get through this first 100k!

Enjoy the show.

Sep 1, 2017

Fall is right around the corner and so is Season 5 of Becoming Ultra.  Lots to share on this first day of September from injured runners making comebacks to more grief running, updated websites and a Grady update.  Enjoy the show!

Aug 25, 2017

Janet Patkowa ran the American River 50 for Season 2.  She has had a good year and a half to reflect on the experience of running her first ultra.  Much of her outlook and lifestyle has changed.  What would she do different?  What's next?

Hope you enjoy the show.

Aug 4, 2017

We all justify why we can't or won't do something we really want.  Like making more money, winning losing weight, getting faster.  It doesn't matter.  When we tell the world we want something but tell ourselves something else, it's time for a little tough love.  We hope this helps you out of some of your default excuses!

 
Jul 31, 2017

The Season 4 50 mile race is over and there are a bunch of takeaways.  Listen to the experience here!

Jul 27, 2017

Rebecca is ready to go, quite literally. A last minute stop to the doc and some last minute coaching and game planning from Liza.  

Jul 24, 2017

Rebecca has about a week before her first 50 mile ultra run.  So, why is her knee hurting her now?   Liza also dives into the how and why for pace charts for a first ultra.  Also, travel logistics for the out of town event.  Enjoy the show.

Jul 20, 2017

Training our feet and lower legs to be stronger.  Taking care of them after runs.  Knowing how to take care of them on runs.  This and more on the 50 miler Rebecca will be running in 15 days(as of this recording)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next » 7