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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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Nov 26, 2020

This is a little different than what you are used to from us here at Becoming Ultra.  In 1981 a grad student at West Virginia University was given three months to live after a bout of cancer from 1978 came back with a vengeance. This episode is about him and how it may apply to you and your goals!

Nov 25, 2020

Scott sits down to answer questions from listeners!   What if I miss a run in the middle of the week?  Should I incorporate walking in my training for a 50 miler?  What percentage of trails to roads should I be running?  Should I cycle through my shoes?  If you are training for anything in running, this show is for you!

Nov 25, 2020

After 5 months of training and hard work Kristina and Emily get to share how their first 50k went for them.  Ian and Scott listen on and find out what the women learned along the way. Enjoy!

Nov 20, 2020

Amanda Basham gets the scoop on two completely different 50k's.  The takeaway's were great as was the perspective gained.  Listening and finding yourself wanting to try something big?  Season 9 is now taking applications!

Nov 19, 2020

Ellie Greenwood and her runners Moriah and Brittany hop on to talk about the adventures of their first attempt at 50k.  Sometimes, things don't go perfectly and we had a chance to listen in on the adventures that transpired.  Listen, get inspired and maybe even sign up for your first ultra. Season 9 is live!

Nov 16, 2020

We have some unfinished business in Oregon. The Smith Rock Ascent 50k is the goal race, again, for Season 9.  Listen to the launch show and go APPLY. The commitment date is May 15th, 2021. When could be a better time than today?

Nov 13, 2020

Scott gets to chat with Whitney and Amanda on all things race day, logistics, and mindset going into their first ever 50k.  Enjoy the show and be sure to follow along as they race on the 14th fo November!

Nov 13, 2020

Ian has a last chat with Kristina and Emily before their respective first 50k's.  One will be at 9000' elevation and cold, the other in the heat of the desert. Enjoy the perspective and follow along on the social media to see how they do!

Nov 13, 2020

Moriah and Brittany get ready for their completely different upcoming experiences. Moriah wants to know how to get pumped up to run a full 50k alone.  Brittany has no idea what to expect.  Enjoy hearing from the thoughts of first time ultra runners!

Nov 12, 2020

Like every season, this one is coming to a close.  Now for the exciting part.  Miranda and Nathan are ready to take on the 50 this weekend.  Hear how they process the big challenge and prep for the mental aspects as well!

Nov 6, 2020

Last year, a bunch of runners, coaches, mentors, veterans, and everyday amazing people convened in the Texas hill country outside of San Antonio for the annual Band Of Runners trail camp.  The weekend long event of camaraderie, education, and lots of trail finished with a fun take on the backyard ultras.  The event was a 1.07 mile loop t be done in a certain time.  Last person standing was crowned the champion.  It started out mellow but like any good group of runners and a hint of competitive fire, it got a little crazy out there.  This episode was taken from that evening.  Goofy and inspiring interviews to try and capture the essence of that night and the camp.  We hope you enjoy. And, consider donating to Band Of Runners to keep it rolling!

Oct 27, 2020

Brittany has been dealing with injury for quite a while.  She has been back at it for the last couple weeks which is amazing to hear.  Moriah has her own logistical challenges with COVID and North Dakota but keeps her head up. Ellie coaches them along to their big goals.  Season 9 is on the horizon.  Stay tuned!

Oct 22, 2020

Scott has a call with Whitney and Amanda and they talk about the recent call out challenges, the big back to backs and the confidence from them as well as the course rules for the upcoming 50k. 

Oct 20, 2020

Ellie catches up with Moriah and Brittany a month before the goal of running a 50k.  Many runners go through anxiety and depression and we tackle to topic a bit on the call today.

Oct 20, 2020

Ian gets together with Kristina and Emily to talk long runs, mentality on those runs, and the michelin/ninja challenge.  The 50k is in 4 weeks!

Oct 13, 2020

Miranda and Nathan are reaching new highs in mileage and mental toughness right in the middle of the callout challenges.  Disney characters and brats are on the agenda!  Enjoy!

Oct 10, 2020

Whitney and Amanda are both in the middle of the toughest part of the training with big back to backs and it seems like they are nailing it!  We talk mindset for the end of these big runs and what to expect in the near future! Enjoy!

Oct 9, 2020

Miranda and Nathan catch up with Amanda and Scott after some of the bigger efforts they have done to date.  Feeling like a trail runner is a great place to be in the training cycle!

Oct 2, 2020

In a matter of days both Emily and Kristina had mental setbacks in the form of self doubt and major breakthroughs on the back end of those set backs.  If you have ever trained for something that seems daunting in running or life we think you will really enjoy this conversation with Ian, Scott and the ladies!

Oct 2, 2020

Moriah is dealing with some nerves since we are just past the halfway point in the training.  Brittany had her injury checked out via MRI.  Ellie gives guidance on both.  Enjoy the show.

Sep 29, 2020

One of our biggest goals at Becoming Ultra is coming up with fun and unique ways to get people running more and with more meaning.  This episode is about the newest concept, a running league.  Listen to the short episode to hear how we came up with it and other details to get involved!

Sep 23, 2020

Scott catches up with Whitney and Amanda after a pretty eventful couple weeks.  Whitney switched it up and ran on paths for her Boston Marathon virtual while Amanda got up high in the Rockies to take part in trail camp.  Enjoy!

Sep 17, 2020

Amanda Basham checks in with Miranda and Nathan regarding the daunting retesting of the 5k.  Nathan has some niggles.  Enjoy the show.

Sep 12, 2020

A lot is going on with the Basham crew this week.  Miranda is oh so close to the sub 8 mile. Nathan has a little heel issue. Amanda has a weird gym.  Enjoy the madness!

Sep 11, 2020

Ian and his runners, Kristina and Emily, have a chat about prepping for the retest of the mile trial and how to frame long runs within the training programs! Enjoy!

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