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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: December, 2023
Dec 31, 2023

Brittany conitnues to get all of her training in through the busy season.  Coach Ian helps put pain verse discomfort in perspective which is a good lesson for all runners and athletes. Brittany sees PT for shoulder and hip issues but seems to be good!  Enjoy the show!

Dec 30, 2023

On this episode Scott and Mari have a great conversation about where her training is and how she is feeling.  She has nailed every effort in the training and is experiencing some of the heavy legs we get when volume increases.  We talk about headphones and when to use and not use them.  We make sure Mari keeps her evening walks and she celebrates her 38th birthday!  Enjoy.

Dec 29, 2023

Coach Addie guides Amanda through early training and gives some great information on fueling needs that Amanda will have to consider for her long efforts.  We break down where she runs based on trail, road/path, and indoors.  Scott had to ask when they stopped believing in Santa, if ever!  Enjoy.

Dec 28, 2023

Coach Ian and his runner for Season 14 catch up on her training.  She hit her first double digit run at 10 miles and is feeling generally good, with some fatigue to be expected. Ian coaches her up on some concepts of fueling that she can put into practice!

Dec 27, 2023

Travis and his coach Scott navigate some recovery issues stemming from a couple different issues but he seems to be on the mend and ready to train well for his first 50 miler in Sedona.  He is coming back from a hernia surgery and learning how to deal with some  out of whack liver enzymes.  We hope you enjoy hearing the stories of everyday people training for big things!

Dec 26, 2023

On this episode coach Lindsay helps Sheila navigate some new experiences and gives some great coaching on dealing with the running in the winter issue we all have this time of year.  Sheila is a new runner from Grannd Junction, Colorado training for her first ultra in Sedona in April!

Dec 20, 2023

On this episode Noel catches us up with her training and takes the second half to interview her coach to get to know her better!

Dec 12, 2023

As Brittany tries to stay consistent through the changing weather and holiday season which it seems she is doing a pretty good job with she takes some time out to interview her coach on this episode to learn more about him.  She had some great questions and the conversation was awesome. We hope you enjoy!

Dec 12, 2023

Kris & Carly do a quick update before heading to the holiday break!  We will be back January 16th with new episodes!

Dec 7, 2023

Mari is on a roll and has some more firsts to share with everyone including a consecutive days in a row running. She also sticks to the theme of the week and interviews her coach Scott for the second half of the show. Hope you enjoy!

Dec 5, 2023

Sierra started running ultras in 2015 and has excelled in the 100-mile distance. On this podcast we talk her recent win at the USATF 24-hour national championship, what that means to her and what she hopes to gain from that experience. We also discuss a recent 100-mile race, the Bear 100. This is one of the best stories of mental toughness and resiliency we have ever heard. Sierra is incredibly disciplined; she puts in high mileage and balances her time to train and race. You will be inspired to get those miles in after hearing this one.

 

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Dec 4, 2023

Amanda flips the script and interviews her coach Addie Bracy on today's episode.  We talk about imposter syndrome in new runners and in general and it's a conversation most of us have had if even with ourselves.  Other topics that came up were what is the biggest lesson from endurance efforts from a mental standpoint?  How does running on trail verse road change the meditative benefits of running?    We hope you enjoy!

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