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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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Now displaying: June, 2023
Jun 27, 2023

Our fabulous friend Bill is back on the pod to talk all about REDEMPTION.  We hear about the race that didn't quite work out and the race that absolutely crushed expectations!

Jun 23, 2023

Scott and Delorean talk about the upcoming 50 miler.  With so many things in life that could sidetrack Delorean he has stilled showed up.  That is THE lesson.  Show up for your family and your friends and do this for more than yourself.  He has and it's so inspiring.  Full time small biz owner and chef.  Raising little girls. Coaching his girls softball team.  Dealing with his wifes search for answers for her cancer. WOW.  We can all do HARD things. Thanks Delorean for being a part of this all.  Enjoy the show everyone else!

Jun 21, 2023

Six months.  Ups and downs and travel and life and everything else that can happen in 6 months has happened.  Training for an ultra takes lots of time and effort and discipline and on today's episode you get to here coach Hillary get the ladies ready for their first 50k and first 50 miler!  We hope you enjoy!

Jun 20, 2023

As Kelsey and Kristi prep for their first 50 miler and 50k, coach Basham has answers ready.  They have been training for the last 6 months for the big weekend and we can't wait to see how it all goes down on the trails in Oregon!  Enjoy the show.

Jun 20, 2023

Lizzie Jones was arrested in 2018 while running down the street in the middle of the night high on drugs. Her Dad came to her rescue and helped get her admitted into rehab. After spending the first few months of her sobriety completely lost, trying various activities, it wasn’t until she found running that she found the confidence and strength that she never knew she had. She ran her first 100 miler six months into her running journey, completed two 100 milers and logged 3,000 miles last year. Lizzie has found peace within herself and a drive to explore her potential in the sport that has transformed her life.

Lizzie is living her best life; she has found the thing that fulfills her. Running ultras has helped her transform her life and bring her joy. This is an amazing story of strength. Lizzie talks about what led her to trail running and how the community has enriched her life. She also talks about her first 100 miler (it was her first ultra). Lizzie shares some skydiving and base-jumping adventures as well. We are so grateful Lizzie shared her story with us, you will be inspired.

IG - @lizzielizardjones

Jun 19, 2023

Darin has put the work in over the last 6 months and is ready to go and celebrate his training in his home state.  We can't wait to see him finish what he started.  On the call today coach Annie helps get him ready for the big day.  Enjoy the show!

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Jun 19, 2023

Listen to this last interview before runners take to running the 50 mile and 50k Wy'east Wonder around the spectacular Mt. Hood.  Todd and Renee break down some details about the course and the area and add some race strategy for runners to consider for their big effort.  We also talk about where access is for friends and family.  We hope you enjoy!

 

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Jun 13, 2023

Loretta Tobolske-Horn is an ultra-marathon addict and Ornery Mule Racing Endurance Coach. Loretta has some impressive finishes under her belt, first in the 2021 Alexander County 24-hour race; third female in the Six Days in the Dome 24-hour race in 2021; third place female in the Desert Solstice Elite 24-hour track event just to name a few. 

We had a great conversation with Loretta. She didn’t start running ultras until later in life but that hasn’t stopped her from some amazing accomplishments. Loretta shares her journey to ultras and why she loves the 24 hour and track races. As a former special education teacher, we discuss inclusion and how that factors into her coaching style. Loretta will inspire you to keep training and challenging yourself.

 

Jun 6, 2023

Evangelyn Willdrot was a Becoming Ultra season 11 participant. Evangelyn wrestled with addiction and mental health issues in adolescence and young adulthood. Her search to heal her own trauma led her to specialize in treating trauma, eventually becoming a therapist. Evangelyn is also the mother to three young children.

Evangelyn is a true warrior. This conversation will resonate with so many of us who struggle. Evangelyn talks openly about trauma in her life and how she numbed the pain with alcohol and unhealthy habits. She made a choice to change her entire life and has not looked back. She also shares the ongoing struggles and how she manages them. We talk about hunting and how that has helped her find peace and confidence. Evangelyn also shares her ultra running journey and what spending time in nature has given back to her. We loved this conversation!

IG- @arrowsandultras

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