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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 1, 2015

We interview everyday runners, like today's guest who is a High School assistant principal in Colorado, and learn the story of their first Ultra.  Everyone can become something bigger than what they are today.  Everyone can Become Ultra.

Jul 27, 2015

The Becoming Ultra project is all about you, the aspiring runner and eventually Ultra Runner.  We had a couple athletes that represented you.  They never ran an Ultra in their life.  They were nervous. Life was happening all around but they trained, like you will, and did what they set out to accomplish(well, one of them did)  So, what did we learn from the process and how can we do better.  You're going to have to listen to figure that out.  It's the Becoming Ultra show!

Jul 17, 2015

In this last call before Jules attempts the 50k in Aspen at the Power Of Four 50k Ian Sharman helps her sort through what is necessary physically, mentally, and gearwise.  A quick and informative look at a few things Jules may have forgotten.  How to deal with nerves?  How much warming up is necessary?  What to do the last few days before the event.  This and more is covered on the Becoming Ultra show!

Jul 10, 2015

Michele just got back from Western States and had a pretty unique experience. Hear what she did that she has never done before out there for safety.  Why did she keep wanting to go to sleep?  We talk about the Colorado 200 and why she may need ot abck off from competing for a little while.  A show that shares that even the best of us have things that hold us back. Oh and where in the hell is Bailey?

Jul 4, 2015

Ian Sharman and Jules Sentes are back after a few weeks on the trail and competing in one of the biggest Ultra's out there. Ian uses his experience to answer some very specific questions Jules has about her own 50k coming up.  If you are a beginner and need to learn some more of those things that every runner sweats for a first event, this is a good show for you.  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show.

Jun 16, 2015

My FIrst Ultra is sharing the experiences of runners of all levels regarding their first Ultra.  There will be elites as well as everyday runners contributing to the show.  This first show may just set the bar high enough with Ultra runner Josh Arthur and his running buddy Ashley Erba. Enjoy!

Jun 10, 2015

Like a good ultra, we were all over the place on this show but that made it very interesting.  Ian talks about a few athletes that he looks to in the sport that he competes in as well as some interesting things going on on the Appalachian Trail. He started his heat training for Western States and shares how he does this.  We also delve into coaching and what challenges come along with it. All in all, a very entertaining show if you like running and ultra running, as it should be!

Jun 4, 2015

The Becoming Ultra show gets heavy into pre and post races practices for warming up, cooling down, and recovering. What is the perfect warm up? What does elite ultra runner Michele Yates do for her warm up? What are some best and preferred practices for post race? Warming up for an Ultra should be different than your last half marathon, we will tell you how. We also get into The Colorado 200 coming up this summer! Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show presented by Athlete On Fire!

May 24, 2015

Life is crazy complicated sometimes and sometimes there isn't one thing you can do about it. Jules life is no exception.  We dive in and see if we can pull out some chunks of time so she can manage it a bit better.  Dealing with lawyers and serious life issues are in the way though, it's a good look for people dealing with stress and time management.  We also talk a bit about her cold, rainy trail half a couple weeks ago and what to race in next.  Enjoy this episode with Jules and her world class coach, Ian Sharman on the Becoming Ultra Show.

May 19, 2015

We are still following along Bailey and her journey to becoming an ultra runner but this week we wanted to take a side road to learn more about basic nutrition.  We didn't even touch on race day and runner specific nutrition but the episode is full of recipe ideas and general principles for you and anyone else wanting to eat better on a daily basis.  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!

May 9, 2015
 

Jules had some personal stuff come up today, and you know what, that's just fine. We will learn more about why she couldn't make it later but for now, we have a special episode!  Ian Sharman will be coaching us through a trail half marathon.  What to do the day before? Morning of?  We go over the physical and the mental.  Trail etiquette and race etiquette.  We even go over post race nutrition a bit.  For anyone that needs it laid out just a bit more detailed.  This will be a good one to listen to. Plus, Jules is running one this weekend.

May 7, 2015

Bailey has been dealing with a literal pain in the butt.  ITBS feels like a knife pushing into the outside of your knee so when the pain finally goes away, how do you train smart?  That is the theme of today's show along with balancing work, life, and running to insure you are enjoying this pasttime of running.  Michele also shares her experience last week in her own ultra competition!

May 7, 2015

Besides all of the hundreds of miles on trail, the nutrition, and strength training there is one thing that scares athletes of new sports. It's the gear.  What do I need? What should I wear?  Why is he or she wearing that? Do I really need to spend that much? Well, today Ian Sharman goes through most every gear you would need with his running student on the Becoming Ultra show.  

Apr 17, 2015

Michele Yates and Bailey Black are on the Becoming Ultra show to share the journey.  Michele, a world class ultra runner is coaching the ultra newbie and they have already run into a snag.  This snag, ITBS, ends up being the main focus of the show. We talk injury prevention, treatment, and how tough it is mentally to deal with chronic injuries.  You may be checking your shoes before this episode is over.

Apr 14, 2015

An ex-marine, single mom, and firefighter is the same person and she is training to become an ultra runner with the help of world class ultra runner Ian Sharman. Ian is finally getting to meet Jules in person(kind of) on the Google Hangout for this podcast. They talk about scheduling runs with a busy life, getting used to hills, when to power hike, and so much more that every new ultra runner goes through. It’s a fun first look at student and coach!  We both give her tips on what to share with all of you so if you have anything in particular you would like to hear from Jules, let us know!

Apr 14, 2015

The second call was more about the nuts and bolts of the project.  First, what are the philosophies of the coaches for the Becoming Ultra project?  We go over base work, speed work, strength, cross training, recovery, and nutrition.  They both have their own style and it is pretty cool to hear how they will be applying to their athlete.  We talk about the logistics of the project which is still and probably will always be a work in progress.  How often will we do Google Hangouts On Air? Podcasts? How much will the coaches share with the public? When will Matt be shooting the video of the runners?  All fun stuff and all the details that need to be addressed.  Lastly, we introduce the runners in two short video’s within the Google Hangout which y ou can find at Becoming Ultra.com.  Their reactions were great and we think they will make for great follows! 

Apr 14, 2015

We talk about the applications we recieved to be the subjects of the Becoming Ultra Project.  The BU Project is a documentary style project following two runners being coached by two of the best inthe sport.  Let us know what you think about the entries.  Do you have a favorite?  Are road runners a good fit?  Is the ex-marine too hard core for this project? We have fun with the process and gear up for the runners we will be choosing soon.

Apr 14, 2015

For every runner that has run a 5k, a 10k, or even a Marathon, there is a natural next step. Ultra Running. Becoming Ultra is a resource to inspire, teach, and entertain the masses of runners ready to take their next step.  This is the Becoming Ultra Podcast.

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