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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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Oct 13, 2020

Miranda and Nathan are reaching new highs in mileage and mental toughness right in the middle of the callout challenges.  Disney characters and brats are on the agenda!  Enjoy!

Oct 10, 2020

Whitney and Amanda are both in the middle of the toughest part of the training with big back to backs and it seems like they are nailing it!  We talk mindset for the end of these big runs and what to expect in the near future! Enjoy!

Oct 9, 2020

Miranda and Nathan catch up with Amanda and Scott after some of the bigger efforts they have done to date.  Feeling like a trail runner is a great place to be in the training cycle!

Oct 2, 2020

In a matter of days both Emily and Kristina had mental setbacks in the form of self doubt and major breakthroughs on the back end of those set backs.  If you have ever trained for something that seems daunting in running or life we think you will really enjoy this conversation with Ian, Scott and the ladies!

Oct 2, 2020

Moriah is dealing with some nerves since we are just past the halfway point in the training.  Brittany had her injury checked out via MRI.  Ellie gives guidance on both.  Enjoy the show.

Sep 23, 2020

Scott catches up with Whitney and Amanda after a pretty eventful couple weeks.  Whitney switched it up and ran on paths for her Boston Marathon virtual while Amanda got up high in the Rockies to take part in trail camp.  Enjoy!

Sep 17, 2020

Amanda Basham checks in with Miranda and Nathan regarding the daunting retesting of the 5k.  Nathan has some niggles.  Enjoy the show.

Sep 12, 2020

A lot is going on with the Basham crew this week.  Miranda is oh so close to the sub 8 mile. Nathan has a little heel issue. Amanda has a weird gym.  Enjoy the madness!

Sep 11, 2020

Ian and his runners, Kristina and Emily, have a chat about prepping for the retest of the mile trial and how to frame long runs within the training programs! Enjoy!

Sep 10, 2020

Whitney and Amanda get out and try their luck at a beer mile.  Cider's and bubbly stuff make the cut!  Enjoy the show.

Sep 10, 2020

Nathan and Miranda recount their efforts for the beer mile this week.  Have you ever done one? Would you after listening? Enjoy!

Sep 9, 2020

Moriah and Brittany both run their beer mile. Find out how it went on the show today!

Sep 8, 2020

Emily and Kristina try the beer mile with mixed and entertaining results!

Sep 2, 2020

Scott goes over Whitney and Amanda's efforts on their 5k trial and answers more training questions the Season 8.5 runners have!

Sep 2, 2020

Coach Ellie Greenwood goes over the efforts of her Season 8.5 runners 5k trials in the second of many challenges they will do throughout the season and training!

Aug 19, 2020

Emily and Kristina catch up with Ian on their 5k trials and talk about managing early niggles when big goals are at stake!

Aug 3, 2020

We had the chance to catch up with runners Miranda and Nathan and their coach, Amanda Basham.  The two runners were able to get their first challenge done with the one mile trial and talk about the first couple weeks of formal coaching! 

Jul 26, 2020

Coach Ellie Greenwood catches up with Brittany and Moriah for the first call since they got started with the training for their first 50k this year!  Enjoy the show.

Jul 26, 2020

Ian catches up with Emily and Kristina after a couple weeks of training.  A few days off serves Emily well after a common niggle.  We talk about nerves before big runs.  They both run their time trial.  Enjoy the show!

Jul 25, 2020

Whitney and Amanda both ran a 10k trial, one included vomit, and a one mile trial as one of the challenges of this season of Becoming Ultra.  They talk about the early training and get ready for a big month of training!

Jul 20, 2020

The coaches get on a call to figure out what challenges the Season 8.5 runners would be going through.  They ended up with 8 really solid concepts!  They also go over the route in Colorado and throw a few ideas around. Enjoy the show!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Scott Jones gets to meet his runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Amanda Basham gets to meet her runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Ellie Greenwood gets to meet her runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

Jul 11, 2020

Coach Ian Sharman gets to meet his runners for the first time on the first episode of the Season 8.5!  Becoming Ultra is all about helping runners run their first ultra.  This season, we are trying to get 8 of them to run their first on November 14th!

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