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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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Mar 8, 2018

Jesse Itzler is a serial entrepreneur, ultra runner, and general seeker of adventure.  On the show we talk about adventurous parenting, addiction to newness, and mental toughness.  His background is amazing and diverse and to spare the clickbait(y) descriptions about what this guy has accomplished, I'd recommend you just listen to the show to find out who he really is first, then go google the crap out of him!  Thanks for listening.

 
Mar 5, 2018

Red has been coming along with her training.  Today we talk about adding a lot more vertical to the training plan.  She has a few questions about her training that we dive into including, "Should I use a tire pull for resistance training?"  It was a fun show and we hope you enjoy!

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Mar 5, 2018

Heath has some questions about where he should be taking his race nutrition as the weekly miles increase. Liza talks about the benefit of running roads. 

 

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Feb 28, 2018

Susan is like so many other runners.  She lives somewhere that has no resemblance of of the terrain and elevation gain of the race she is training for in April.  So, we have to get creative.  We hope some of these ideas help you in your training!

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Feb 27, 2018

James has an extremely positive outlook but sometimes when you step in the freezing cold creek, even a bald eagle isn't enough to salvage the day.  Dealing with a mentally draining and down week happens to every runner so have a third party look at it with fresh eyes is sometimes all you need to turn it around. Enjoy the show!

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Feb 22, 2018

Do you remember your first marathon?  Are you planning on running one soon?  Either way, listening to Eli talk about her first experience was pretty cool.  What did she learn from the experience and what will her next two months of training up to her Zion 50k look like.  Enjoy the show!

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Feb 17, 2018

Heath is plugging along and has some new hill workouts to enjoy in the portion of his training we covered. Liza has another rant about a topic that really shouldn't be a thing, defecating mid-race, mid-trail.  Sheesh people. Enjoy the show.

 

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Feb 12, 2018

Nutrition is such a personal thing for ultra runners. We get to dive in with Eli to see what may help her dial it in for her longer efforts.

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Feb 1, 2018

It happens slowly, but it does happen.  Train hard and smart and eventually the numbers that seemed impossible are happening every week. Heath has been working hard and his output is showing!  We talk about what to expect in the next training phase. Enjoy the show.

 

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Jan 26, 2018

Susan had some time off from an injury.  She is back at it. What does that look like from a volume and training standpoint?  Everyone deals with injury so we thought it would be a great one for everyone today.  Enjoy the show!

Jan 25, 2018

When you train in Wisconsin, you are going to have to deal with some weather.  James is beast moding all winter for sure. We catch up on his training efforts. Enjoy the show!

Jan 20, 2018

Eli has some great questions all over the place in her preparation for her first ultra.  This is a great show for resources. Enjoy!

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Jan 19, 2018

Red has had some crazy weather in good ol' Texas.  We give her  a workout to replace an easy 4 miler that any of you can give a shot. Also, a couple big weeks of training coming up.  Enjoy the show.

Jan 15, 2018

Every runner should at some point get out and volunteer for a race, ideally a local one on the trails that they use in training.  Today Heath and Liza talk about their experiences volunteering at Bandera this year.

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/ultra to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “ultra” as a referral!

Jan 8, 2018

Eli has a question most runners training for long runs have.  We break it down and almost answer it. 

Today's show was brought to you by Health IQ.  You are a runner so go see if you qualify at healthiq.com/ultra

Jan 5, 2018

Susan has been dealing with an injury for a month and is just about ready to start running again!  What does that look like for her training? What are some of the mental aspects of coming back from an injury.

Also, we giveaway some sunglasses from our sponsor Goodr.!

Jan 4, 2018

Heath has ramped up from the 10 miles per week he started at and is looking strong.  What does Liza think about the progress?  How is the first of the year looking for his training?

Enjoy the show!

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