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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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Jun 2, 2018

Sean Meissner is joining the crew for Season 6 of the Becoming Ultra show.  Listen to his favorites moments as a coach and runner and how he just celebrated the 10 year anniversary of his flip phone. Truly amazing!  Apply for the show here!

Jun 2, 2018

As a part of our Season 6 launch series, Liza Howard previews the course she has run 5 times, she thinks.  Her thoughts on new coach, Sean Meissner and the type of runners she'd love to see apply for this season. You can apply here.

Jun 2, 2018

Chris McWatters of Tejas Trails previews the beloved event held just outside San Antonio.  If you are on the fence about applying, this show should get you over for good. You can apply to Season 6 here.

Jun 2, 2018

We are going to Texas!  Join Scott for a short launch show previewing all you need to know for the Season 6 of Becoming Ultra.  Also previewed new projects and adventures our loyal audience might be interested in! Enjoy and share with a friend who wants to Become Ultra!

May 25, 2018

The Kaniksu Ultras are coming soon and we wanted to learn more about the story behind this awesome event.  We talked with the event directors and runners to give some perspective on this awesome event in Washington state!

May 2, 2018

Eli has a chance to share her 50k experience in Zion.   We also talk a little about Zach's Joe Rogan experience.  Enjoy the show.

May 2, 2018

Heath shares his experience from the Zion 50k that he has been training for on the show for the last 6 months. Enjoy!

Apr 27, 2018

Red had a heck of an adventure in the desert going for her first 100k. Not everything went perfect but she did learn a lot.  The best part, she is ready to get after it again!  Enjoy the show.

Apr 27, 2018

Susan trained for 6 months for an ultra in Zion, from the flat beach in Daytona Beach, Florida.  This call was the recap of the race and the training that got her there. We hope you learn something from her and every show we post. Thanks for listening.

Apr 24, 2018

After the 50k a bunch of the runners from Team BU were able to get together poolside to hang out a bit.  We ended up recording a round robin style interview session where everyone got to interview one other runners for a few minutes.  This is what happened!  Enjoy.  More on Team BU at www.becomingultra.com/teambu

Apr 18, 2018

Susan fought through an early injury to being very consistent over the last few months. She had to get creative to train for a desert and mountain ultra from Florida but we think she nailed what was needed to have a great race. Enjoy the last call before the big day!  Thanks for listening.

Apr 18, 2018

Red is ready to get to Zion and get after it. Hear who she runs for and why she runs!  Enjoy the show.

Apr 14, 2018

Heath is struggling with the free time physically and mentally during his taper but Liza brings him back.  What is his race day plan?  What are his goals?  All this and more on today's show. Enjoy.

Apr 14, 2018

James completed his first attempt at a 50 mile run on the first try and was only a couple minutes from his stretch goal.  Listen to what he learned and what's next.  NO intro, no frills, just a conversation between James and his coach, Scott after reaching an epic goal!

Apr 9, 2018

Zach and Eli have been working together since the fall of 2017 and in a few short days they get to see all of the hard work pay off.  Enjoy the show and the last advice from a coach to his first time ultra runner!

Apr 6, 2018

James has his first 50 miler this week. This call was about preparation both physically and mentally. We hope this helped him and you get ready for your next big effort.

Apr 3, 2018

Liza goes over the variables in setting up a pacing goal for the Zion 50k for Heath and other considerations based on the specific course.  Enjoy the show!

Apr 2, 2018

Eli has been with us since late October sharing her journey in training for her first ultra. Today, we get to know all about her life. The ups and downs and everything in between.  It was our pleasure and we hope you find just one more reason to root for her out there!

Mar 26, 2018

Eli always comes to the show with great questions.  On this episode, her love for intervals has come to the end it seems. How does Zach frame this mindset for her to continue strong in her training?  She also has some logistical questions about drop bags for Zion!  Enjoy the show.

Mar 26, 2018

Susan just got back from a skiing trip in Colorado and while she was very active, she didn't get in her regular miles so we focus on what the last month of training will look like and where she will be getting those climbing legs ready for Zion!  Thanks for listening.

Mar 23, 2018

Red has one of the most challenging schedules to coach around, which is actually pretty fun to figure out.  We talk about that schedule issue, gaining more elevation, goals for a big Texas relay race, and how to add different food options on her runs.  It was a good call and she is in a good place mentally. Enjoy the show and we hope you learn something!

Mar 23, 2018

James has been putting his training to the test and the results have been amazing recently.  A couple 50+ mile weeks, PR's, and even some doubt from a fellow local runner all make the call today. Enjoy!

Mar 19, 2018

Heath has been sharing his running story and training for the last few months.  Today, we dive in to him as a person.  His life, career, family, and more.  It's a pretty amazing story really.  We hope you enjoy.

Mar 16, 2018

With so many of our Becoming Ultra community making the trip to Zion, we thought it would be great to bring on the event director. Lots to take in on this newest show! Enjoy.

Mar 12, 2018

Eli has been dealing with some mood swings and issues that aren't easily explained.  We dive in to many of the possible causes and do a brainstorm to try to troubleshoot any potential root causes.  It is something we really haven't talked about but definitely a topic we think will help many of you all. Enjoy the show.

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