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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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Now displaying: Category: Season 11
Jan 23, 2022

Lene is still dealing with the after effects of having COVID and Caitlin is in a similar boat.  Both are itching to get back out and train well but as with everything else in life, they have been dealt a couple curveballs.  Ellie does her best to comfort them knowing it could all turn around any day now!

Venga Garmin Fenix Giveaway

Jan 18, 2022

Coach Hillary puts Jeremy and Evangelyn at ease as the training ramps up  and their bodies are feeling the stress.  We know so many runners go through these things so we hope it is a helpful episode for you all!

Episode sponsored by Venga CBD

Jan 11, 2022

Coach Ellie is dealing with a type of recovery we didn't have to deal with a couple years ago, COVID.  Lene is a couple weeks out but still taking it slow to build back up.  Caitlin just got it and is dealing as well.  We talk about their running and bring in a bunch of stories from running life!  Enjoy the show.

This episode is sponsored by Venga CBD!

Jan 7, 2022

Jeremy and Evangelyn are plugging along.  Coach Hillary Allen gives more solid advice for the weeks ahead!

Jan 5, 2022

Today we talk about using the treadmill for consistency especially for Amy in Alaska.  We talk about how to switch from a mileage goal on a run that is going slow from weather or terrain.  The Pearson's do their beer mile!  Enjoy the show.

Dec 18, 2021

Although both runners have different things going on they both have a similar training trajectory, recovery.  We talk about the running and the culture around the holidays.. Enjoy!

Dec 15, 2021

Coach Hillary Allen has been across the globe winning an ultra on her own and has come back to see how Jeremy and Evangelyn have been doing with their own training!  Enjoy. 

Dec 13, 2021

Coach Hillary Allen and Scott get to meet Jeremy of Missouri and Evangelyn of Colorado.  Although they are both coming from a completely different set of circumstances we learn how alike they are when it comes to these big goals.  Enjoy getting to know them!

Dec 10, 2021

We are so glad we didn't lose these awesome first shows of Season 11.  Coach Ellie meets her newest Becoming Ultra runners Lene and Caitlin. Enjoy the show!

Dec 10, 2021

We thought these first episodes of Season 11 were lost but luckily we got them back so you can hear the first episodes getting to know all of the runners of Season 11.  Enjoy the show!

Dec 8, 2021

Cale and Meghan Pearson are in Portland for their sons basketball tournaments and had to find a local trail to run 13.1 on for today's effort.  They update us on their training and mindset as we finish out the year.  Enjoy the show.   Need a December goal?  Do the 12 Runs Of Christmas with us!

Dec 7, 2021

Coach Ellie fields questions from her runners who are training for their first ultra!  Caitlin has a nagging knee and Lene is dealing with minimal light in the Norwegian winter!  Enjoy the show.

Dec 2, 2021

On this episode Amy deals with some niggles and a cold start to her new Alaska adventure and Cale and Meghan get off to a great start in their training. Enjoy the show!

 

Nov 30, 2021

Evangelyn of Colorado and Jeremy of Missouri embark on the adventure of training for their first ultra in 2022.  We hope you'll follow their journey!

Nov 23, 2021

Lene is being coached for her first ultra this coming April of 2022 from Norway and Caitlin is training for her first from Texas and Colorado.  They are a few weeks in and have a chance to talk to their coach Ellie Greenwood on today's episode!

Oct 30, 2021

Jenn and Randi had completely different experiences for their first ultra in Virginia.  Listen to their reflections on today's show!

Oct 29, 2021

Miranda wasn't sure how her body would holdup and Melissa had a unique experience on the trails but they both made it happen!  Listen to the details of their first ultra!

Oct 22, 2021

Listen to the applications of runners all over applying for the Season 11 of Becoming Ultra!

Oct 18, 2021

Runners from all over the world apply to be chosen for the Season 11 of Becoming Ultra project.   Enjoy hearing their stories and see which runners were selected by the coaches!  

Oct 5, 2021

We had the pleasure of chatting with the RD's of the partner race for Season 11. If you have not explored the western slope of Colorado you are in for a treat.  They share everything you need to know before coming out.  The course, pre race, the festival, and lots more!  Enjoy!  

Oct 1, 2021

Join Coach Scott Jones, Ellie Greenwood, and Hillary Allen as they talk about the new season for Becoming Ultra!  New and aspiring ultra runners can apply to be coached for their first ultra in Fruita, Colorado for the Desert RATS Race and Festival. It's going to be an epic season so get ready to sign up here!

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