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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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Jul 13, 2021

Dave asks a great question about how to know how hard to push.  Mariah is dealing with some stomach issues on the longer runs.  Coach Basham helps them through it all even with her own epic runs coming up!  They both let us know how their 5k trial went too.  Enjoy the show!

Jul 13, 2021

Ian has been racing around the world in all styles of event since 2005 and coaching since 2010, having run over 200 ultras and marathons (PR: 2:21) in every type of weather and on all terrains. He's won over 50 multi-day races/road marathons/trail ultras or adventure races with experience of running in many mountain ranges, including the Himalayas, Andes, Rockies and European Alps. He also holds the fastest time in a trail 100-mile race by a Brit (12h44m), the record for the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning (69h49m), has won the USATF 100-mile trail championship twice and is a four-time Leadville Trail 100 Champion. Ultra-Running Magazine has voted him as high as 2nd in its annual Ultra Runner of the Year rankings and 4th= in Ultra Runner of the Decade.

What a treat it was for us to be able to interview our running coach.  Ian shares stories about his many adventures including coming to the US (hello, visa process) and more importantly his first ultra.  He is truly one of the most optimistic and positive people we have ever met.  If you need a little push to do something epic this is the episode for you.  We really enjoyed this chat with Ian and hope you do as well.

 

To learn more about Ian, visit the following:

https://www.instagram.com/sharmanian/

https://twitter.com/sharmanian

http://sharmanian.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/sharmanultracoaching

Jul 9, 2021

Jennifer and Randi both complete their 5k trial and are following the training really well!  Randi had a shoulder injury scare early in the training but seems to be doing well now!  Jennifer had a challenging interval set on the treadmill for a new format and they both had little trail falls recently. All in all, a great start to Season 10 for these awesome women!

Jul 6, 2021

Matt Fitzgerald is an endurance sports author, coach, and nutritionist. His many books include The Comeback Quotient, 80/20 Running, and The Endurance Diet and How Bad Do You Want It. Matt’s writings have also appeared in numerous magazines, including Outside and Runner’s World, and on popular websites such as podiumrunner.com and nbcnews.com.  He is a cofounder of 80/20 Endurance and the creator of the Diet Quality Score smartphone app. A lifelong endurance athlete, he speaks frequently at events throughout the United States and internationally. 

We are excited to have Matt share is first humbling ultra-experience with us.  In this podcast Matt gets real on the challenges of being a lifelong road runner and switching to trails.  Matt also opens up about his struggles since getting COVID-19 and what running is like for him now.  We loved learning more about Matt and left this one more optimistic and inspired. 

To learn more about Matt, visit the following:

IG: fitzgerald.matt

Twitter: @ mattfitwriter

Websites: mattfitzgerald.org, 8020endurance.com

Jul 4, 2021

Coach Ellie Greenwood gets to meet her Season 10 runners Melissa and Miranda during their first call of the season.  Both are seasoned road runners but it looks like trails might be a new adventure for them.  Enjoy!

Jul 4, 2021

Enjoy the newest episode where coach Amanda Basham meets her runners for the newest season of Becoming Ultra.  Dave and Mariah have totally different stories but both are primed for a great experience.. Enjoy the show!

Jun 29, 2021

Jeffrey James Binney is a Salt Lake City based ultra-runner, motivational speaker, actor, singer, and comedian.  Jeffrey grew up on a farm in Laredo, MO before moving to Brooklyn, NY & later Los Angeles after receiving his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from Missouri State University.  Jeffrey has been seen on Late Night with David Letterman, in the 1st National Tour and Chicago Company of the Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and at comedy clubs and festivals across the country.  Jeffrey’s award-winning film, Once Is Enough, chronicles his journey after losing his mom to obesity-caused heart disease.

We all love a good first ultra-story and Jeffrey has a fantastic one.  If you thought his documentary, Once Is Enough, told the entire story just wait because there is more.  Jeffrey will keep you entertained as we discuss his journey to Becoming Ultra.  We could not think of a better guest for our first My First Ultra podcast.  We hope you enjoy this one as much as we did.

 

To learn more about Jeffrey, visit the following:

JJB.life | LinkedIn

(@jeffreybinney) Instagram

(@JeffreyBinney) | Twitter

Jeffrey James Binney – Home | Facebook

Jun 28, 2021

On the first call of the season for first time Becoming Ultra coach Hillary Allen, we get to meet her runners Bailey of Colorado and Katie of California.  Lots of great energy and excitement that will surely lead to an epic training season.  Enjoy!

Jun 28, 2021

The first calls of Season 10 runners and their coaches are starting to leak out.  On this call, Scott meets Randi from Wisconsin and Jennifer from Arizona.  They will both have unique and challenging training and we can't wait to follow along!

Jun 22, 2021

Liza Howard comes on to share her wild experience racing in the Florida Keys recently.  What it took to finish, and even win the dang race!!  Be sure to support Band Of Runners after listening!

Jun 15, 2021

On this episode Scott, Hillary, Ellie, and Amanda sit down to pick the runners for season 10.  Big shout out to everyone who put themselves out there and applied!  Time to do the work now!

Jun 15, 2021

For every Season our application process includes an audio portion where we can get to know the runners a bit better before choosing who to coach for the project.  This episode is a collection of all of the audio applicants for Season 10.  Enjoy! 

Jun 3, 2021

Hang out with coaches Hillary Allen, Amanda Basham, Ellie Greenwood, and Scott Jones as they get pumped for Season 10 to begin.  They talk about east coast running, the types of people who should apply, and more.  Enjoy.  While you are at it, apply!

Jun 3, 2021

Mike Spiller of Rev3Endurance and host of the featured 50k for Season 10 joins us to talk all about the upcoming weekend in October in the idyllic Basye, Virginia.  The course, the region, and everything else you need to know is on the show.  If you want to sign up, use BECOMINGULTRA20 for a 20% discount!

Jun 3, 2021

Bill and Caitlin rounded out the Season as the oldest and youngest runners of the crew.  Their reflections of training and the race are pretty great to hear and if you are on the fence about doing your own first ultra, listening to these two should push you to sign up!  Go apply for Season 10 now!

Jun 3, 2021

A tale of two different runs.  Priscila and Lauren proved that race day can go perfectly or completely crazy without much explanation.  Their reflections on their first ultra is truly inspiring.  Enjoy.  Also, go apply for Season 10! 

Jun 3, 2021

Grace enjoyed the whole day out there and Ashleigh learned a lot on a rough one.  Listen to the first ultra reflections from a couple of women who put it all out there and learned a bunch!  Season 10 applications are live!

Jun 3, 2021

Carly had a rough go with the heat.  Brian had a crew of more than 20 come support him.   Listen to the reflections of the first ultra for both of these amazing people!  Also, Season 10 applications are open!

May 18, 2021

Wil and Scott field questions from the audience regarding all things nutrition and fueling in another episode of Be Ultra On Pace.   What supplements should runners take?  Is CBD ok?  What are good sources of protein for vegans and more!  Enjoy the show!

May 12, 2021

Brian and Carly have put the time in.  Now it's time to see what they can do when the race starts.  Easily, two of the most experienced runners we have ever taken on this project so seeing how they put it all together should be awesome.  Enjoy!

May 12, 2021

Grace and Ashleigh share how the journey has been over these last 6 months.  From hoping she wouldn't get picked to having her dad on her mind on these efforts, it was a heartfelt and fun call.  Can't wait to see what they get done in Oregon this weekend! Enjoy.

May 11, 2021

Bill and Caitlin are rolling up to their first 50k and ultra with unique experiences and lots of new perspective.  Caitlin is feeling better with the IT band issue and Bill is more than anything, curious to see what the experience will bring.  We can't wait to see how they do out there!  Enjoy.

May 11, 2021

It's been a great 6 months of training and getting to know Priscila and Lauren as they train for their first ultra in Oregon.  We gave them a chance to reflect on the training and the process and can't wait to see how they do covering the distance in a few days. Enjoy the show!

May 10, 2021

Todd and Renee Janssen join us to answer questions from the Season 9 runners.  A little strategy, where to take care of business, and where the course is mentally toughest are just a few of the questions.  Enjoy the show!

May 6, 2021

With the training cycle winding down Coach Ian Sharman continued the explanation of the taper and why it's so important.  Brian and Carly have a few more last minute questions as well. Enjoy!

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