Finishing touches on packing for the American River 50 which includes audio, video, running gear, and a couple little people. A quick update on one of the runners last minute injury that hopefully doesn't sideline them. Also, how can you inspire these runners? We know exactly how and it will only take a minute of your day. Thanks for listening to the Becoming Ultra show!
Krystal is only a week away from her first 50 miler after training for 6 months. The last week is comprised of nerves and "what if's" but staying true to yourself is as important as any training. Is a massage a smart thing before the race? If so, how soon? What about nutrition? What changes should be made and how should you approach your diet the last week? All of this plus a Marathon in Buffalo that Team RWB is partnered with and one question on social media that Liza reads responses from is pretty interesting/inspiring. Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!
We have all sat in the check out line and have had to pick of a hundred options for our "healthy" snack. From energy to protein to leaning up, they all have their claims. So what is really in these foods? Are they just really expensive candy bars? And, as a runner, what should you be looking for in nutrition? Enjoy this episode with 33 Shake Co-founder, Warren Pole on the Becoming Ultra show!
Matt Fitzgerald has been sharing his journey to run the 50 miler in Folsom, California this April 2, 2016. He just got done with his last real training run and it's all about trusting the taper from here. This means, lots of mental prep. Listen to what that looks like for this seasoned veteran. Also, music on race day? What's his take? Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!
Janet, like many runners, has put the work in over the last 6 months and now it's all about waiting for race day. A legitimate taper will have her volume down and her mind racing but with a few tips she should be able to manage the time just fine. What other last minute details regarding race day can she be doing to prepare? This and more on today's Becoming Ultra show!
We were going to call this the State Of the Becoming Ultra Union show because that is kind of what it is. An update to what's coming and a thank you to everyone that has contributed along the way. Some big announcements and some behind the scenes. We hope you enjoy this episode of the Becoming Ultra Show.
In a candid talk about how Run Gum works with their sponsored athletes, Nathan Woods, "Chief Of Stuff" explains who they sponsor, how it works, what they offer, don't offer, and most importantly, why they sponsor. Spending the track season supporting athletes in as many ways as possible is an important part of Run Gum's mission. We also dive into what sponsorship looks like in ultra running and we give you a chance to earn some Run Gum by writing a single name on Facebook or Instagram. You got this!
Liza and Krystal come to talk about something that every runner struggles with. Figuring out an answer when your friends, many of them not runners, want to know how long your race is going to take you. Having the right goal before you go into the race is important as is being able to tell crew and family/friends about when to expect you. We also go over Krystal's training for the last couple weeks. Enjoy Becoming Ultra. Note: At 12 minute mark Liza squeeled. We don't think her cat was harmed but we have no evidence either way. It is, however, pretty funny.
Matt Fitzgerald again shares his approach to training for his first ultra coming up in the next month. He has been running carb fasted for some pretty big runs and the outcome is pretty interesting. We talk a bit about his most recent blog regarding NOT going fat adapted. What are the next couple weeks looking like and what big project is he working on today? All this and more on the Fitz Ultra show.
Janet's training is going very well so are starting to focus on things to consider for her during the race. Having a pacer can be a great addition to the experience but there are some things that many runners just don't know, or didn't think about. That's what today's show is about. Who is a good fit? How do you set expectations? When you you kindly tell them you are going to go it alone? These questions and more with Ian Sharman and his runner Janet on the Becoming Ultra show!
Warren Pole of 33Shake is gearing up for a 3 month adventure in the US. Social media to get the word out. Offers to stay at strangers homes. Buying a used van and selling upon departure. All of this to share the product his small team brought to market for endurance athletes. Do you have a little extra room? 33Shake is a new partner of the Becoming Ultra project.