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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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Dec 27, 2016

When trail running is of value by itself and you want to share that fact with the running world and veterans you make something happen. In this case, the Band Of Runners Trail Camp was launched.  Learn from the runners who are making this concept a reality and why they decided to go for it.  Coming in 2017!

Dec 19, 2016

On this episode we have a chance to sit down and talk about asthma.  Opinions, facts and some bigger picture thoughts on how to live with the ailment as a runner.  Warren has had asthma his whole life and with a few recents changes in his diet he hasn't used his meds for over 3 years.  Other considerations such as the money it makes for big pharma and more. 

Becoming Ultra is a resource for runners of all levels, and especially newbie ultra runners!

Dec 12, 2016

When Steven Wiseman started training for the North Face Endurance Challenge 50 miler he was 40 pounds heavier and had only barely run a half marathon. How has this process of training for an ultra changed him and those around him?  What is next for him?  Listen to today's show.  Thanks!

Nov 29, 2016

If I told you today that in 6 months you would be running 50 miles, and the longest you have run to date is a half marathon, could you do it?  Well, our runner for season 3, Steven Wiseman, is about to find out this weekend.  We chat about what the last few days look like with his coach, Liza Howard.  Mental and physical prep the week of and up to the start line and he tells us who he is running for. Enjoy the show.

Nov 24, 2016

Warren Pole of 33 Shake have been a partner with us at Becoming Ultra for almost a year.  He catches us up on how business is going for the endurance nutrition product as well as what the holidays are like in London.  Nutrition tips for the holiday season and a nice little hook up for listeners!

Nov 21, 2016

Look, Liza has no problem if you are wearing basketball shorts and cotton socks and you pass her.  It's just that, this doesn't usually happen.  A show about trusting a diagnoses and when no, you aren't getting old, you aren't fat, and you aren't out of shape.  Listening to our bodies and when we should, and should not push. There is also a case for finishing even when it isn't pretty.

 

This show and all others in the series are about helping first time ultra runners and runners in general. Thanks for listening.

Nov 12, 2016

Steven is surprised about something he didn't plan for for his first marathon. You will probably be able to relate.  That and more from his first marathon.  Liza and Scott are just here for comic relief today.

Oct 29, 2016

Liza and Scott share stories from their first marathon, that just happened to be the same one.  Steven is gearing up for his first marathon ever and it is just a part of his training.  Also, what are some thoughts on recovery.  Thanks for joining us on the Becoming Ultra show!

Oct 19, 2016

On this episode we have a chance to see what the fuss was all about at the Team RWB Trail running camp.  What did Liza and Steven learn from the coaches and runners?  What in the heck is runners flu? If anything.  Also, how facing the toughest things in life makes us all better for it.  We hope you enjoy the show.

Oct 3, 2016

It was like Christmas speaking with the legend Andrew Hamilton and satisfying our (okay, Tory's) obsession with 14ers and FKTs. The Nolan's and 14er record holder humbly inspires and educates us on how to be a badass male unicorn. 

The girls are back on Becoming Ultra to share some more adventure in the world of ultra running and adventure.

 

Sep 26, 2016

Our host had an experience on the treadmill and the same day found some science to support it.  Is fatigue totally in your head?  Also, DNFing is such a daunting concept.  Most of us have been there or will be one day but what about focusing on the startline and letting the cards fall where they may.

Enjoy this episode of the Becoming Ultra show!

Sep 19, 2016

Recovery week!  Steven has one coming up and we dive in a bit more on the why and how of recovery as it pertains to the bigger picture of training for a first ultra!   Learn more at www.becomingultra.com.

Sep 14, 2016

My First Ultra is all about sharing stories of the first ultra our guest ever ran.  Some glorious feats and some sloppy cry fests.  Either way, you are bound to learn something from you peers on the trails.  

Sep 8, 2016

Another HO Show (Hosts Only). Tory and Arielle talk about the biology behind coming down from the highs after a goal race.

Their show, Ultra Dirt, is featured on the Athlete On Fire Network!

Sep 2, 2016

Steven has run a new longest run.  Liza just got back from pacing at Badwater, a grueling 135 miles that start in Death Valley and goes to Mt. Whitney.  We talk about having kids at events, cramping, and other basic training concepts for first time ultra runners!

Aug 28, 2016

Ian Sharman took off from coaching this season of Becoming Ultra because of a whirlwind summer but we had a chance to catch up with him after he won his 3rd Leadville 100. He gives tons of advice that is applicable for every level of runner.  He shares what he made racing the last two years, you may be surprised. And, we tease a bit regarding season 4 of Becoming Ultra.  Enjoy the show!

Aug 19, 2016

Learn from every day runners who go and do epic distances for the first time.  On this episode learn from a military attorney who shares insights from his very well known coach.  What did Alzheimer's have to do with motivating him? When and where was his first ultra? What does "Be Like Water" mean to him?  What was his base before starting his training.  This and much more on this episode of the Becoming Ultra production!

Aug 12, 2016

This one gets pretty uncomfortable, literally. We go a bit longer in the episode because there was so much to talk about regarding chafing, bears, and training.  Becoming Ultra is here to relate to the world of first time ultra runners.  Pop those head phones in, go for a run and enjoy the show!

Aug 8, 2016

Moriah hails from Northeast Pennsylvania and started running about 5 years ago. It wasn't until she recently found trail running that she feels she truly found her passion.  There will be blood, and bones showing, mud, and lots more to learn from her first experiences as an ultra runner.  We just hope you pick something up from her!

Aug 4, 2016

Today's show was originally released on the Athlete On Fire show but sometimes the story just needs to be told.  We all know someone who has overcome big things in their own life or we need to be that person that does.  This is one of those stories.  Nothing more magical than someone who decides to truly change for the better. This person just happens to run ultras now!

Jul 30, 2016

Steven keeps hitting the boredom point around mile 8-10.  It's gonna happen every once in awhile. You can listen to shows, music, and apparently, "Murder She Wrote."  You can also play some mental games without electronics and of course, find people to run with.  We talk about any and all of this on the Becoming Ultra show today!

Jul 16, 2016

Steven has been training for his first ultra for about 5 weeks now and he already has learned so much about himself.  On this show we talk about running in the rain and considerations to make it better, or to not run in it at all.  He is experiencing dead legs so we troubleshoot the possible causes and we start down a rabbit hole on what podcasts we listen to on runs!  Enjoy this one on the Becoming Ultra Show.

Jul 14, 2016

A new series called Summer Repeats to help train you on things when you aren't running.  Unique drills and training tips. A call for designers and design ideas for Becoming Ultra apparel. We feature a running related Instagram feed. The 33 Shake team updates us on the end of their cross country USA tour.  All this and updates for Season 3.  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show.

Jul 2, 2016

Steven has been training for a couple weeks and we wanted to see how the formal training has affected his mindset.  We talk hydration, heat training, and best practices in these early summer months.  How and why would you make an ice bandana? Thanks for following along the Becoming Ultra show!

Jun 25, 2016

Becoming Ultra began a little over a year ago with the idea of videoing some runners training for their first ultra. Three seasons later a podcast, website, and countless videos have been created.  We have thousands of downloads per months and a great community is developing.  This is the show to start the planning to keep this around for a long time.  Not unlike running an ultra, we are in it for the long haul and hope you'll be a part of this.  Thanks for listening!

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