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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: Category: Season 12
Aug 5, 2022

The training continues for Jackson and Nick as they both ramp up their efforts.  Nick is looking for a good effort at a half marathon this weekend and Jackson is getting his head around longer efforts and more time training with the balance of family life.  Enjoy the show!

Aug 5, 2022

On this episode Dawn shares her crazy Badwater experience and Dave is flying solo after Makena drops out of the project.  Enjoy the show!

Jul 21, 2022

To say that Katie has been through the ringer in the last few weeks is about right.  Running setbacks and illness got her down but she is making a strong comeback.  Jason continues to beat the Florida heat with early runs and wonders, "Does Hillary even like me?" after some of the tough training!  Enjoy the episode!

Jul 21, 2022

On this episode we learn a new tactic to get first in line for a new car and we find that surprise, Texas is hot!  Dayna and Natalie are doing great in their training and get some great coaching from Ellie Greenwood once again! Enjoy the show!

Jul 20, 2022

Nick and Jackson have been training hard and seeing some results recently.  Nick is getting close to his longest run ever in training and feeling pretty good.  Jackson get's some family time and continues to push!  Enjoy this episode of the Becoming Ultra show!

Jul 1, 2022

Natalie and Dayna continue their journey to run their first ultra!  Natalie wants to be a morning runner but does it even makes sense to try?  Dayna went out fast in her hot 10k on pavement, in Texas.  Ellie helps guide these two runners through it all!

Jun 30, 2022

Jackson and Nick are both doing great from different parts of the country and different levels of training early on.  Nick get past a frustrating foot issue and Jackson has a 25k he is ready to push at for a little competition.  Enjoy the show!

Jun 29, 2022

On this episode Jason and Katie are training more after recovering from big efforts and nagging injury so we get to see what their coach, Hillary Allen, has them doing.  Don't worry, we dive into more bird questions with Katie from hawks to babies and what to do if they fall out of the nest.  Jason talks about the importance of preventative care!  Enjoy the show.

Jun 28, 2022

On this episode we troubleshoot issues Dave is having with achilles and catch up with Maken after her most recent race, a 25k in Whistler. Enjoy the show!

Jun 26, 2022

On their second call of the season Nick and Jackson are plugging away.  We have a good chat about footwear and getting around some discomfort early in the training with Nick and Jackson is balancing multiple time intensive roles with work while trying to get his training in.  Nothing too crazy but definitely things most of us runners go through at some point!  Enjoy.

Jun 23, 2022

Coach Dawn and Scott get to know Makenna.  Dave is ramping up and dealing with a small niggle.  Dawn gives tips on finding a good ART specialist.  Enjoy!

Jun 16, 2022

Jason and Katie are back for their second call of the season and Jason came with stories of running 7 marathons in 8 days last week on his quest to run one in every state.  He also give some good PT advice to his teammate Katie who is dealing with some foot issue.  They both have recovery planned from their coach, Hillary Allen!

Jun 15, 2022

Getting the training in is often about choices so when the decision to eat shrimp and grits or potatoes came for Natalie, you won't be surprised what she picked. Dayna is dealing with the Texas summer heat.  Both runners are doing great but there is lots of training ahead!

Jun 3, 2022

David has a lot to run for as you will hear in today's episode.  Makena couldn't make the call so we will get to meet her soon as well!  Coach Dawn gets to meet her runner and we get to know David throughout the call.  Enjoy!

May 28, 2022

Natalie is the artist and creative in California.  Dayna is the software engineer in San Antonio.  They both just started training for their first ultra with coach Ellie Greenwood.  We hope you enjoy getting to know them as much as we do! 

May 26, 2022

Katie is the bird expert.  Jason is the physical therapist.  They both come to training for their first ultra with coach Hillary Allen with lots of experience and energy to do it right this training block!  We can't wait to follow their journey and this episode is a great introduction to who they are as runners and people!  Enjoy.

May 24, 2022

Coach Scott meets his runners for Season 12 for the first time.  Nick is from Washington and got inspired seeing his wife recently run her first ultra.  Jackson is in Minnesota and has some big goals for himself and to inspire the younger members of his family.  We just got to know them both a bit on the first of many calls for Season 12.

May 18, 2022

Coaches Scott Jones, Ellie Greenwood, Hillary Allen, and Dawn Lisenby take the time to find the runners for Season 12 to run their first ultra in Palm Coast, Florida in October.  Enjoy the show!

May 17, 2022

Every season of Becoming Ultra start with people all over getting out of their comfort zone.  This is before even one day of training is complete.  It's the audio application and you can listen to them here!

May 13, 2022

Scott takes some time down memory lane when during Season 2 he captured some legit drama as Janet emptied her stomach before the big final push up the mountain.  Matt Fitzgerald loses his  way on his first ultra at the same race.  We also read a couple entries from Season 12 entries including a prolific marathoner who hasn't run an ultra yet and a woman who overcame the wheelchair to start running again!  Enjoy!

May 11, 2022
Running isn't the easiest of sports to turn into a team effort but we are figuring it out. Scott shares how they made crewing a 100k into a team effort and Coach Hillary shares thoughts on the upcoming season!
May 11, 2022

Scott shares a little about what the next week entails and Ellie shares why she is excited and what she would love to see in the applicants of Season 12!  Enjoy the show and apply here!

May 6, 2022

We are pumped to introduce Dawn Lisenby, the race director and coach in charge of East Coast Trail Racing.  Her race, Jack's Trail 50k will take place in Palm Coast, Florida this coming October and benefit a scholarship fund for her brother Jack.  She shares her coaching philosophy, the history of the race and region, and why she is pumped to partner with us for another epic season!

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