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.
Becoming and ultra runner can all be in the intent. Chris set out to do a 50 miler for his and if you listen to the race review, you can decide if he is "ultra" or not. What sounds like an awe inspiring race with some unique twists, Chris share his experience, what he would do differently, and what is next for him. Everyday runners can go do amazing things! Enjoy the show.
Today we go over the details of what may be needed from your crew the next time you sign up for an ultra. Setting up expectations and good planning go a long way in the success of your race and having a great functioning crew. Enjoy this episode of the Becoming Ultra Show!
Run Gum is back for the second of a regularly scheduled show to be released every two weeks. What is it like working at a start up that never sleeps when you are the go to? We get to talk to Nathan about the culture at Run Gum and how he is managing the balancing act. If you are a runner, you will totally get it and we even brainstorm some of the tricks that help us unplug and the ones that helps us get stuff done. Run Gum is a brand partner of the Becoming Ultra show and as always, listen for a way to win some Run Gum for yourself!
Matt Fitzgerald has proclaimed himself "The Connoisseur Of Pain" after a knee issue on his longest ever run of 37 miles. Injuries and when and how to push through were the theme of the day. Are you pushing through too much? Too little? You probably won't get a definitive answer today but you'll get to thinking. Enjoy the Fitz Ultra Episode!
Janet ran a sub 7 minute mile in her training and was pretty stoked. Ian won another 100 miler and has some great takeaways for the middle of the packers he noticed during the race. Also, when should you change out your shoes during your training. All of this and more on the Becoming Ultra show!
Liza and Scott both had instances with trail garbage this weekend and the topic of trail etiquette took over the show. If you are new to the trail or trail running, this is a good conversation to hear. It may seem like common sense but if it isn't, we cover it here! Also, Krystal has healed from an injury and is in cruise mode. The American River 50 is fast approaching. Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!
We met the co-founder of 33 Shake, Warren Pole, by introduction from an endurance athlete doing some pretty amazing things. Luke Tyburski had just completed the Ultimate Triathlon using the natural nutrition product from Warren's company so we were definitely interested in learning more. So, the first step in deciding on what brands to work with, especially in the nutrition space, is answering the simplest question of all, does it taste good? We have tried some nasty stuff and since 98% of runners are running to enjoy it, choking down nastiness is not an option for us. 33 Shake passed! We loved it. We hope you will give it a try too! Be sure to hit up BecomingUltra.com for our partner discount. This is our introduction show for the new and hopefully longstanding relationship with 33 Shake. Enjoy!
Matt Fitzgerald is back to share his journey or experiences training for his first ever ultra. He is sharing his experience from his back to back 20 milers back east as well as a pretty cool fact about the route he chose. Also, he made his way up to the American River 50 course to run the last 23 miles. He has some takeaways from that run. He also decided to run the 23 carb fasted. What does this mean in general and what was his goal with it? We hope you enjoy this episode while on your own run!
As a new ultra runner you know that everyone is running long back to back runs on the weekends. The problem is, you have no idea where to start. What should your base be? How many each day? What are your pacing goals? Should the terrain differ? We answer these and more to help you figure it out. Also, Ian Sharman talks about his goals for Rocky Raccoon 100 miler in Texas and we have to mention some free training sessions for the treadmill in the middle of winter. Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!
Becoming Ultra is the place for all things ultra running, especially if you are just starting to navigate this crazy world. Today, Scott explains some of the new features on BecomingUltra.com that may make life more interesting and fun for ultra runners. Also, 3 treadmill workouts you can add to your training now! Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show.
Krystal is recovered from her Boston Qualifier from the Carlsbad Marathon and is ready to keep pushing for her 50 mile in less than 70 days. An ankle issue has popped up and we talk about some potential fixes. Also, a pretty brutal treadmill set anyone can give a shot. Becoming Ultra is about becoming an ultra runner. Enjoy the show.
Run Gum was founded by a two time Olympian and his coach. Today we have their "chief of stuff" on the show to both tell us how they started, what their goals are, and how Becoming Ultra fits into it all. Finding a way to work with amazing people first, amazing products as a byproduct of the people is the only way we could imagine partnering with any brand. This is the beginning of a relationship and we let you in on the behind the scenes. Run Gum will also share a contest where you can win some product and much more! Becoming Ultra is about inspiring and teaching new ultra runners!
Matt Fitzgerald ran his first open loop last weekend and finished by doing the most miles in a single run in his life. It turned out to be a 50k. That's 31 miles at, or close to, a pre designated pace. Hear how his open loop went and how you can try one for yourself!
Janet ran, completed, and totally nailed her goals for her first ever marathon in Carlsbad. Now her coach Ian Sharman sits down to talk about what is next. How long is she going to go? What are some of the tougher things in her program coming up? How should she be recovering? All of this and more on the show today. Oh, Ian did something pretty crazy last week as well. He shares it on the show.
Chris is joining us again to fill us in on how his training for the Antelope Canyon 50 miler is going. An injury just won't go away. What is he doing to get through this? Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show.
Krystal and Janet travelled to Carlsbad California for two different but very cool reasons. Krystal was trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon and Janet was running her first marathon ever! We sit down to talk all things pre race and strategy with them and Liza Howard.
The main subject of Fitz Ultra, Matt Fitzgerald has run more than 20 marathons in his life. He has not, until now, run one by himself. We dive into every question we could think of logistically, mentally, nutritionally, and otherwise as to how it went and how you can do this too. It's not as crazy as it seems, especially when you are training for a 50 miler. WE also talk about a concept training run, the "open loop". What is it and why should you try it for your training. Enjoy the Fitz Ultra episode.
Our guest, like all of them for My First Ultra, shares her story about why and how she trained for and completed her first ultra run, a 50 miler. Things weren't pretty when she started but she persevered and has some great stories along the way. Mantra's and mental tricks and all, enjoy her journey to become an ultra runner. My First Ultra is a show about runners first ultra. Why did they sign up? What race was it? What gear did they use? Learn something from them so your experience is even better!
Janet is one of the rare few who is about to run her first marathon as a training run. When you are training for your first 50 miler that makes sense. Listen to see how her training is coming along to date! We also brainstorm some indoor training/running ideas for these winter months. Enjoy the Becoming Ultra Show!
Today Liza and her student runner Krystal talk about the mental game of running once again. Specifically, planning for reactions to how you feel about new stimulus on a run when it isn't necessarily good. We also dive in to weird resolutions for weird people, you know, ultra runners. Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!