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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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May 4, 2021

Ashleigh and Grace are both excited and really nervous for their upcoming 50k.    Amanda explains the why's and how's around their upcoming taper and it helps put them at ease a bit. 6 months of training and they are about good to go!

Apr 28, 2021

Caitlin has a pain on the outside of her knee on a recent training run and has to back off.  Bill promises more and more vertical on his runs.  This and more in the training for their first ultra in a few weeks!  Enjoy!

Apr 28, 2021

Lauren talks about how she is feeling after hitting a trail marathon in training and Priscila is recovering from a hamstring issue.  They both rate their confidence with only a couple weeks away to their first ultra.   Enjoy!

Apr 26, 2021

Carly and Brian are both plugging away in the middle of the toughest part of training. A trail camp recap and surprising success on day two of a back to back are on the forefront!  Enjoy!

Apr 21, 2021

Ashley and Grace share their training from the last few weeks. Some doubts and some big triumphs along with just hammering away.  Their first ultra is in a few weeks!  

Apr 21, 2021

Caitlin has a down-cycle after a huge week and Bill gives us his feedback from an adventurous trail camp in Colorado.  Listen to two runners train for their first ultra on the show!

Apr 6, 2021

Join Coach Ellie Greenwood and her runners for Season 9 as they go over the training from the last few weeks and find out what is in store coming up!  Lauren gets noticed at a restaurant.  Priscila deals with a little knee issue that doesn't seem serious.  Enjoy the show!

Mar 22, 2021

Carly and Brian catch us up on the last couple weeks of training.  Carly is running a half marathon for the first time since Covid and Brian has some great observations from his training during travel.  Enjoy!

Mar 21, 2021

Will Benitez of On Pace Wellness hops on for another episode about nutrition in life and running!  We fielded listener questions and you all did not disappoint.  From dealing with anxiety and what foods are best to deal to whether or not you should buy your favorite nutrition  products or just eat applesauce.  Join us and you'll get something out of it for sure!  Enjoy.

Mar 20, 2021

Bill and Caitlin catch up and bring their training questions to the call.  Dealing with nausea and planning for rare afternoon long runs came up. Enjoy the show!

Mar 16, 2021

Coach Ellie and Scott catch up with Lauren and Priscila.  The run streaks that did, and didn't, happen.  Why Priscila's Monday's are her favorite run of the week.  What is coming up in the training!  Enjoy the show.

Mar 14, 2021

Carly and Brian catch us up on their training.  The miles are getting longer but the focus and commitment has not waned at all.  Enjoy!

Mar 13, 2021

It's been a bit longer between calls so it's great to catch up with them to see how they are doing with their training.   Some well earned fatigue that is common for this stage of training and changing weather looks to help them keep rolling!  Enjoy!

Mar 11, 2021

Scott and nutritionist Will hop on for another talk about how to optimize our eating habits for better running performance.  How do you curb the cravings?  Scott shares his weakness with cookies.  Will gives actionable advice.  Enjoy!

Mar 5, 2021

Bill and Caitlin join Coach Scott to catch up on all things training and adjusting to new training concepts.  Recovering between runs and specifically longer back to back efforts came up as well as the 14 day run streak.  Enjoy!

Mar 5, 2021

Coach Ellie catches up with Lauren and Priscila as they are at the halfway point of their training for the first 50k!  Lauren hit a tough mental spot and Priscila headed to Hawaii for a getaway.  The 2 week run streak is beginning as well. Enjoy!

Feb 20, 2021

Ian hops on and talks through the most recent training with Brian and Carly. Brutal cold and winter weather affects both runners but they are plugging away.  We talk about their 5k retest and also talk about total hours of training per week to get an idea of the commitment that new ultra runners can expect!  Enjoy!

Feb 19, 2021

Priscila and Lauren are plugging away with their training and seeing some great results.  Lauren is in Hawaii making everyone jealous but still training hard.  Priscila is dealing with weather like the rest of the country!  Check in and see how their retest went for the 1 mile and 5k trials. Enjoy!

Feb 19, 2021

While Bill is delegated to the treadmill a lot lately Caitlin is getting much stronger in slightly better West coast weather.  They both find success with their retest of the 5k and 1 mile trial.  We also talk hydration details for longer upcoming efforts. 

Feb 14, 2021

Carly and Brian hop on to talk about retesting the 1 mile and 5k as well as where the rest of their training is to date.  Pacing for long runs and changing up running variables also come up in the talk. Enjoy!

Feb 12, 2021

Will Benitez of On Pace Wellness is back. Scott and Will answer a fueling question and start to talk about the importance of hydration.  They just launched their first educational and accountability challenge on hydration.  Enjoy and let us know if you have any questions for the next episode!

Feb 10, 2021

It's always so cool when we see this project bring people together in real life.  Lauren and Priscila had a chance to run together a couple weeks ago and we told them to come back with some intel on each other.  We also talk about the beer mile and current training status for each of them.  Enjoy!

Feb 6, 2021

Well, that time in the training has come again.  The Beer Mile.  One of the runners decided a 12 mile run before the beer mile wasn't too bad of an idea!   We also talk about their recent training and trials retests. Enjoy.

Jan 30, 2021

Will Benitez joins Scott to talk about his journey to the west coast from New Jersey, some of his philosophy on nutrition as it pertains to runners, and more.   This is the first of many more talks to bring more nutrition content to you all from someone who is helping runners figure this stuff out every single day!  Bring your questions.. We are ready to answer them all!

Jan 30, 2021

Coach Basham is back after bringing a beautiful little girl into the world!  Grace had some setbacks and doubt is creeping in but we sent her away on a positive note.  New work and bigger miles has Ashleigh ready to dominate the beer mile, if that's possible!  Enjoy the latest edition!

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