Coach Ian Sharman gets to meet his runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5! Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra. This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!
As ambitious as it was, and is, Season 8.5 selection show and process is in the bag. Seventeen amazing humans and runners from around North America threw their name in the hat to be a part of the most recent Becoming Ultra season where runners will ramp up to an Ultra distance run in November of 2020. Four coaches, two teams, and one goal.
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Take a listen to the runners who applied for the newest season of Becoming Ultra. It's not easy putting yourself out there so major props to these amazing people all over the country.
The coaches (Ellie Greenwood, Amanda Basham, Ian Sharman, and Scott Jones) hop on a call to talk about the upcoming season and what they are excited for regarding the runner's applying. They talk about their own failures and why they all love coaching this sport! If you have ever felt compelled to train for something big, this is the time. Apply now!
Emily recaps an adventurous first 50k and how everything went down for her first 50k and the finale to Season 8!
Will reflects on his first 50k he ran solo and family supported in Oregon.
Scott and Liza hop on a call to recap the weekend of the second Band Together Run Series. From nuns, to crazy vertical, poop's in the woods to PR's, this call covered it all! Enjoy.
Will found his route and is ready to go! He fills us in on the elevation, logistics, and more!
Emily has the route set with a 1am start and is set to run the coast. She is ready to get after it and move towards new and bigger goals.. But first...
Liza and Scott talk about the upcoming run for the series created to keep you moving and connected! You can sign up here.
Matt Davis from Obstacle Racing Media and Scott talk about virtual running and new and fun concepts you can try from both brands. We talked about kids, and sport, training, and more. Check out his Ultra Virus 12 hour and our Band Together series!
It would be easy to crack jokes about hemorrhoids just based on the location and ridiculousness that these are even allowed to happen to people, much less runners, but many people experience them so we had to address the issue on today's show. Will is 9 days away from his first 50k so enjoy the journey and show with him!
Emily has a few ideas for what her route is going to look like for her first 50k in a few weeks and Ian has ideas that may help her decrease some run related anxiety.
It happens with so many runners. One day you end up so far from where you were and you can hardly believe how to got there. Will seems to be in this special place right now.
Emily is figuring out training in the new world and Ian talks her through to get to a good place for training!
Will is plugging away and staying motivated for the 50k coming up in May. The race may have been taken off the the table but that isn't stopping him from training as well as he can.
Scott and Liza talk about the unique run series they came up with to get through the spring and summer with purpose and lots of fun! http://becomingultra.com/band-together-run-series/
Will is back, well, he never really left. Ellie and host Scott talk out the options for this unprecedented season of Becoming Ultra!
A week after the mental and physical adjustment from the virus, Ian and Emily get to talk about the new direction Season 8 is taking and how these goals should inspire others to keep moving.
Writer, educator, and coach Jason Robillard comes on the show to talk about 11 ways to prepare for the times we are living in. As a fellow ultra runner the perspective was interesting and positive for those seeking solutions. Enjoy!
Unprecedented. We are hearing that word a lot these days. If we do anything here at Becoming Ultra it is bringing the idea of persistence and resilience to the masses. We have a plan too! Enjoy!
Liza Howard and Scott Jones hop on a call to talk about the crazy and stressful week she just endured. Just crazy stuff most people wouldn't expect. We talk coaching can caring and a lot more! Enjoy!
Jen works long hours and she is looking forward to the peace of the trails in the desert. She shares what amazing groups have inspired her and kept her on track through her training. Enjoy another show about runners before they run their first ultra!
Omar is excited to have family come with him on his 12 hours drive to Page, Arizona for his first ultra. He expects it to be hard but doesn't plan on ever stopping once he starts! Hear how he trained and why he chose Antelope Canyon for his first ultra!
Wing Hoe is a student and a passionate runner studying for his MBA and ready to attack his first ultra. He has big goals and we talk about them today on the show that is diving into the mindset of first time ultra runners!