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Becoming Ultra

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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Apr 6, 2017

My First Ultra tells the stories of runners' first ultra.  Our guest is from Lafayette, Indiana and works as a Director of Communication.  Find out how long he gave himself from sign up until race day.  What was his training like?  What did he do for nutrition?  The more we can share normal runners' stories from their ultra's the more everyone will learn before their first!

Apr 2, 2017

We all do this as runner's.  Check our pace too often thinking about the impending cut offs for a race 6 months away. It's basic human nature.  We don't want to fail.  On today's show, why you need to trust the training and remember that all of the base training IS going to make you faster.  Enjoy the show!

Mar 25, 2017

Rebecca is up to a longest run ever of 16.2 miles!  We talk about considerations for what type of pack she should get.  Liza and Rebecca review the film "A Day In the Life" by Billy Yang.  We talk training.  We spy on Rebecca at work.  Fun times on the Becoming Ultra Podcast.

Mar 25, 2017

After 2 years of dreaming about it and 6 months of planning we are finally ready to launch our first live event.  In September of 2017 we are hosting a trail camp in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with a venue partner that is literally perfect for runners and running.  Listen to learn how to hear about early registration.  Also, we cover some of the topics we are sending to anyone who opts into our free email series for ultra runners.  Thanks for listening!

Mar 19, 2017

Grady had a unique training run at a local race.  Ian talks about the reasoning behind it.  Back to back weekend runs coming soon to the training!

Mar 11, 2017

Have you done your research?  Today, we talk about how you can use race reports to help with your training on the physical and mental end of running your first ultra.

Mar 6, 2017

What should you do when you are hurt during training or a training run?  Unfortunately, Ian has some fresh advice.  

The power of rucking and how to use the training as a skill to make you faster on race day.

What big training runs are coming up for Grady?

A new Instagram handle we have a little fun with!

 

Enjoy the show.

Feb 25, 2017

Some tips for running in the rain that you may have needed to hear again.  Liza's close encounter with a tornado recently.  Lots of animals get mentioned and make cameo's on the show. Rebecca has a PT buddy that did an assessment on her form and shoes.  Also, upcoming training goals for Rebecca.  

Feb 20, 2017

On this episode our guest lost his dad at a fairly young age and had his first child around the same time.  It was time for a lifestyle change, big time.  Hear his story about how he did it and what his first ultra was like.  

Thanks for listening!

Feb 17, 2017

Ian Sharman and his running client, Grady Carden have a chance to talk about a recent analysis done on his stride to nip any issues he may create for himself down the road in the bud.  We go on to talk about some things you can do to improve your biomechanics and how doing so can help in the long run!

 

Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show, produced by Athlete On Fire.

Feb 12, 2017

Tina decided that this just wasn't for her and lucky for us, she figured it out after the first episode of the show.  Luckily, one of our other finalists was still very interested in Becoming Ultra, so, we introduce her on today's show. Becoming Ultra follows the journey to becoming an ultra runner from day one of training!

Feb 8, 2017

Every once in awhile when our parent Athlete On Fire has a show that speaks to the Becoming Ultra audience, we release it over here.  Jim Walmsley is a thoughtful, humble, and competitive runner that finds ways to relate to runners of all levels during this interview. 

 

Enjoy.

Feb 6, 2017

Our guest is from New Jersey and she shares her story of never running to reaching her first ultra, and now, 50 milers to her credit.  Listen to her systematic approach and how she made it happen from her training to her support system.

My First Ultra is a part of the Becoming Ultra family.

Feb 4, 2017

Grady and Tina.  One from Alabama and one from Texas.  One with a kid at home, school, and work. One with a wife and pup running buddy.  Both with a similar goal.  Meet the runners of season 4 of Becoming Ultra where we follow the journey of a couple runners from the start of their training to race day!

Jan 31, 2017

My First Ultra is a purely entertaining account of random runners and their first ultra.  Whether they completed it or failed horribly we figure someone out there will learn something.  Did they hallucinate, eat enough, chafe their little legs off?  Listen and find out!  Warning...eff bombs on this episode. She couldn't help herself.

Be sure to check out the home front at www.becomingultra.com

Jan 26, 2017

On this episode our host talks about why running in an organized event isn't always the best option.  Sometimes you just need to run for your self and leave the extrinsic motivators out of the equation.  Also, the team people from all over the country (yes we can say that now) are signing up for and why Scott is running 62 miles on his dad's birthdays.  His why's may be similar to yours.   

Jan 21, 2017

On this episode we sort through all of the applications and finally, to two lucky runners who will be featured as the Becoming Ultra Season 4 runners!  What is their "why"? Are they too experienced?  Did someone pee on the floor?  Yeah, you'll just have to listen to this one!

 

Jan 16, 2017

The community in the ultra running world is always considered top of the sporting world.  Hear about some niche communities on today's show.

Jan 7, 2017

Learn all about the newest season that follows 2 runners on their goal to running their first ultra.

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