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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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May 30, 2023

Emily Hawgood is a professional athlete for Adidas Terrex. She grew up in Zimbabwe, from the age of 5 she attended boarding school 2 and half hours from home and attended college in Idaho. She is currently living and training in California. She has had some impressive ultra-running finishes. 1st women at Ultra Trail Cape Town 100k in 2018 and 2nd place in 2019; 1st women at Idaho Mountain Trail Ultra in 2020; 7th place women at Western States in 2021; 6th woman at UTMB in 2022, just to name a few.

Emily is one of the sweetest guests we have had on our podcast. Her openness and smile pull you in. Emily tells us about growing up in Zimbabwe and how her experiences there have shaped her. We talk about attending college in Idaho, meeting her running coach, Paul Lind, and her love of the mountains. Emily also talks about her journey to Western States. Emily embraces the phrase be kind and give people time. This one will leave you feeling happy.

IG- @emilyhawgood

May 28, 2023

Coach Amanda Basham and Scott hang with Kristi and Kelsey a month out from their race.  With only one more call before race day the excitement is gaining.  Kristi asks about trail etiquette and Kelsey gets out on the course to check it out a bit.  Basham was killing a couple feet of bread and some gouda so yeah, it was an awesome call.  Hope you enjoy it! 

May 27, 2023

Coach Hillary Allen and Scott sit down with Stacey and Isabel with exactly one month left until they run their race.  They both have some slight pain but it doesnt seem serious for either.  Isabel's poor dog got skunked but she had a great plan to take care of it!  We hope you enjoy the show!

May 26, 2023

Coach Annie Hughes and Scott hang out with Jasmine and Darin as they are officially less than a month away from the race.  Jasmine has to miss her first workout of the training which is wild.  She also starts a great conversation on what her why is with running.  Darin prints out the course info and goes over some of his notes.  The "hug my wife" note had us laughing pretty good.  Enjoy the show.  

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May 25, 2023

Delorean is still staying disciplined through all of the tough stuff life is throwing at him and his family.  He is getting the long runs in which is huge but it's heating up in Georgia so that part is getting tougher.  He shares the logistics around chemo and how it affects their schedule.  He also shares the cold capping they do to keep her hair.  It's a pretty involved process and they decided it was worth it to keep their little girls' world as normal as possible.  He also shares the newest recipe for the charity cooking.  You should definitely donate this go round. 

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May 24, 2023

Hey, it only took 8 years but we finally decided to bring on our second coach.  On this podcast we talk to Lindsay LaForce, PT, DPT about her career as an endurance athlete and PT in the endurance world.  We get to know her personally and professionally.  We took so long to bring on our second coach and it was well worth the wait. The goal was to find someone who had tons of experience with in person coaching, has a passion for running, and had a little different background than Scott.  Enjoy the show and if you are looking to be coached, her rates are as low as they will ever be until June 11th!  Learn more about our coaching here

May 23, 2023

Annie came back to talk to Scott one on one to share her story from the Canyons 100.  Hypernatremia is a serious condition and she succumbed to some serious symptoms on the course.  We talk about the experience in hopes to educate other athletes about how to know when you may be at risk.  Annie is such a tough human and we were pumped to have her share the story.  Thanks for listening.

May 23, 2023

We are very excited to have Harvey Lewis joining us on the podcast. He is an ultra-running legend! Harvey spends his days as a teacher in Ohio and appears to be one of the nicest people in ultra-running. Harvey  is a 5-time member of the USA National 24-hour team. Harvey has competed in well-known events all over the world such as Badwater, Barkley Marathons, Marathon des Sables, Bid Dog Backyard Ultra and many more. 

Harvey is living his best life; he is full of enthusiasm and joy. We talk about living and training in Cincinnati and running to and from work. Harvey talks about being competitive for more than 25 years and self-care. We also talk about some of Harvey’s biggest races including the Barkley Marathons and Badwater. Harvey is a wonderful role model and is a true example of when you put good out there good comes back to you.

IG- @harveylewisultrarunner

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May 21, 2023

ON today's show Jasmine and Darin share their weeklky volume and long efforts over the apast couple weeks with their coach, Annie Hughes.  Becoming Ultra follows runners doing their longest and biggest efforts. We hope you enjoy!

May 16, 2023

Today Scott hangs out with Marcus Smith of InnerFight from across the globe in Dubai.  Marcus owns a training facility as well as online coaching and podcasts that reach athletes all over.  On the show they talk about endurance adventures, training concepts, and the business of it all.  Marcus talks about his upcoming SteelMan effort in Italy.  We talk about age and ability not being a limiting factor anymore.  It was a great conversation.  We hope you enjoy.

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May 16, 2023

Katie Zornes is on an ultra-journey to become healthier, both mentally and physically.  She has struggled with depression her entire life and struggled with weight most of her life. After a mental crumble in 2021 she has slowly crawled out of that dark space by having the courage to do one hard thing at a time and document her journey on her website and Instagram.

This one is sure to inspire you! Katie takes us through her mental and physical struggles and how she is taking hold of those hard moments and moving forward. Katie discusses how she believed the key to happiness was weight loss and how that impacted her mental health. We talk about doing 22 hard things in 2022 and what is on the list for 2023. Katie is a beautiful person who is using her voice and actions to inspire others.

 

Instagram @tri_ing_to_live

Website: katiezornes.com

 

May 10, 2023

We had the chance to talk to Luke Tuttle of Ultra Running Destinations.  He uses the site to review trails and events all over the world. On this episode we got to talk about some of the amazing locales and adventures Luke has been on and we get to learn more about his story. If you like running and travel, you'll love this episode.. Thanks for listening!

May 9, 2023

Devon Yanko is an accomplished ultra-runner with some impressive wins including most recently, Javelina 100. She is also ranked #6 female ultrarunner of the year by Ultrarunning magazine. There is much more to know about Devon. 

We had a lot of fun talking to Devon. We talked about the challenges she faces since being diagnosed with Lupas. She shares how self-care has changed and how she finds balance. We discuss her recent Javelina win and what is next. We also talk about her labor of love, Women of Distance Podcast. We loved everything about this conversation!

IG - @fastfoodie

 

May 8, 2023

Today Scott and Delorean got to catch up a bit.  It is obvious how much this family is going through so reminding Delorean that perfection is NOT the goal seemed to be a big part of today's call.  That, and youth sports! We know so many of you are going through tough stuff and Delorean and his family are just more proof of what is possible and why it's so important to keep pushing to get stronger for yourself and your loved ones.  We hope you enjoy the show!

May 8, 2023

Hillary is back to coach up Stacey and Isabel.  Isabel ditched the socks on a long run recently.  Stacey is enjoying the Oregon trails.  Both women look to events to get some longer efforts in and prep for the upcoming race!  Enjoy the show!

May 2, 2023

Lindsey McElroy Ulrich lives for adventures, trails, and mountains. She is not only a fierce trail runner but also a 10-year stroke survivor and busy mom. She went from barely being able to walk to crushing down barriers and living her best life. She lives her life full of gratitude for every day.

Most people can’t imagine running the distances Lindsey has. The fact that she became an ultra-runner after having a stroke and losing her ability to walk is even more remarkable. On this podcast Lindsey shares her remarkable story from a place of gratitude. She has had some amazing adventures from the Marathon Des Sables to nine days on the PCT. She knows no limits and her motto is never give up on yourself. You will rethink what is possible for you after listening to her story.

IG - @lindsruns

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