Ultra runner Pam Smith shares her training and race experience with the epic Badwater 135 run through Death Valley. We talk about why she thinks confidence is underrated and how she prepared for Badwater. It's a great chat that shows how many different ways strong runners get to the finish line! Enjoy the show!
Liza Howard trained in the Texas heat and the Lifetime fitness sauna for the effort that is Badwater 135. Crazy heat, stomach issues, hypernatremia and more didn't keep her from finishing. Enjoy the chat today on the show and be sure to check out our updated website!
Rebecca Roehm is no stranger to sufferfests as she was the only Becoming Ultra runner to run her first ultra as a 50 miler at the Voyageur 50 in Minnesota a few years back. Since then she has done a 100k, a 100 miler, and just last week she took on the Vol State run across the state of Tennessee. She covered 314 miles in 7 days and so we had to have a chat while it was still fresh and while she was easy to get ahold of recoverng from the effort. Enjoy the show!
Scott gets to talk with Shawn Livingston about his life and running. Shawn's life from early sports to military and now, ultra runner, has plenty of lessons about addiction, family, and perseverence.
Liza Howard comes on to share her wild experience racing in the Florida Keys recently. What it took to finish, and even win the dang race!! Be sure to support Band Of Runners after listening!
Shanna Sears is a runner and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Well, she was for one more day as of the recording of this show. So why did she decide now was the time to quit her cozy job and go for her dreams? That's what the call was about. If you are or ever have been considering taking a similar leap you should listen to this one! Enjoy!
Matt Davis from Obstacle Racing Media and Scott talk about virtual running and new and fun concepts you can try from both brands. We talked about kids, and sport, training, and more. Check out his Ultra Virus 12 hour and our Band Together series!
Writer, educator, and coach Jason Robillard comes on the show to talk about 11 ways to prepare for the times we are living in. As a fellow ultra runner the perspective was interesting and positive for those seeking solutions. Enjoy!
If you are ready to go and run in the beautiful landscapes in Page, Arizona this spring, this is a must listen to show. We talk with the Antelope Canyon Ultras race director about everything you need to know about the race. Enjoy!
This one hits hard. Scott had a chance to sit down with a couple local Colorado friends to tell their stories. Both lost spouses at a young age. Both had young kids at the time. Both use exercise and running as a way to grieve. Their kids went to school together but they never met until recently. It's a both sad yet hopeful story and we hope you appreciate their amazing and heartfelt words.
Liza Howard and Scott Jones take some time to talk about all things running and coaching with our ever changing culture. On this episode they talk about the idea of using performance tools and when it is just too much. Specifically, the Nike Vaporfly controversy. They also touch on missed runs in training programs and when seeking too much information as a new runner might be too much! Enjoy the show! Have questions? Let us know and we will feature them on the next show!
Host Scott and Luis Escobar had a chance to sit down in Squaw Valley and talk all things running. Upcoming adventures in Bhutan. Why he is working with the Spartan Trail series and all about the Born To Run Ultras he founded and how crazy things can get at the annual running festival! Enjoy.
Shanna has worked in social work for her whole career and while the counseling and efforts she puts into her job are meaningful, they can be quite stressful. In the last year she has been taking steps to use the same skills with runners. This is an introduction to her and why and how she wants to help! Enjoy the show.
Scott got to sit down with Ian Sharman and Mike Wardian after a day running the Spartan races in Squaw Valley. A place Ian has toed the line many times for Western States he for the first time ran a Spartan race. We sat down and talked about that first Spartan, chess, the Polish government, and so much more. We think you'll love this one! There is a lesson too. Take challenges that present themselves no matter what the outcome might be!!!
Ricky Haro and Liza Howard come on and we talk a bit about their experience crewing at Badwater 135 and then we dive into the challenge Ricky has for his August attempt. Enjoy!
Rich is the husband of our very own Steph Dannenberg and he was able to come on the show and talk about his training for and experience at his first ever marathon, the Blue Ridge Marathon. What did he learn from his training? What worked? Didn't work? What is next? Enjoy the show!
Katie Visco is about to embark on an epic trek across Australia and comes on to talk about her life in Montana, her upcoming man powered run on a new route in Australia, and her entrepreneurial life! Enjoy.
Julia works hard behind the scenes, but what is Julia like? Steph dives in, in this in-person interview while showcasing the Blue Ridge Marathon. The marathon is in its 10th year running, literally. What makes it special? Why should trail runners consider this one? Hope y'all enjoy this special episode!
Lyle Anderson has been with Vacation Races day one and has a wealth of knowledge and information for their signature ultra runs. We talk a bit about his background and give a quick preview on the ultras. We also have a code for listeners to get a discount for their events on the show!
Season 4 runners Grady and Rebecca know a thing or two about adversity on the trails so who better to interview Heather Ficke, the final female finisher at this years Western State Endurance Run! Every level of runner will learn something on the show. Thanks so much for listening!
Jesse Itzler is a serial entrepreneur, ultra runner, and general seeker of adventure. On the show we talk about adventurous parenting, addiction to newness, and mental toughness. His background is amazing and diverse and to spare the clickbait(y) descriptions about what this guy has accomplished, I'd recommend you just listen to the show to find out who he really is first, then go google the crap out of him! Thanks for listening.
Our guest is like many of our listeners, she had no idea what was possible until later in her running life. Once she got the trail bug, it was over. She has spent the bulk of her life since running trails and inspiring others to do the same through her writing and actions. Enjoy this conversation about running and trails and life!
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Look, Liza has no problem if you are wearing basketball shorts and cotton socks and you pass her. It's just that, this doesn't usually happen. A show about trusting a diagnoses and when no, you aren't getting old, you aren't fat, and you aren't out of shape. Listening to our bodies and when we should, and should not push. There is also a case for finishing even when it isn't pretty.
This show and all others in the series are about helping first time ultra runners and runners in general. Thanks for listening.
Ian Sharman took off from coaching this season of Becoming Ultra because of a whirlwind summer but we had a chance to catch up with him after he won his 3rd Leadville 100. He gives tons of advice that is applicable for every level of runner. He shares what he made racing the last two years, you may be surprised. And, we tease a bit regarding season 4 of Becoming Ultra. Enjoy the show!