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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 10
Oct 14, 2021

Randi finished up her training with almost no issues and Jenn shares her solo Grand Canyon run and the changes she has seen in herself over the training cycle.  Now all we do is wait for a great race. Enjoy the show!

Oct 12, 2021

Dave has been spending lots of time on the bike to let his body recover from some injury and Mariah has been nailing all of her training. Today we talk about what they are expecting during the race and field questions from their coach, Amanda Basham!

Oct 12, 2021

Thanks for joining us as we wrap up calls for race week before Miranda and Melissa get to test themselves in Virginia for their first ultra.  The work is in the bank.  Now it's time to see what they have!  Enjoy!

Oct 6, 2021

Mike Spiller joins host Scott to answer the audio questions of the eight runners of Season 10 a week before race day.  If you are racing in Virginia this might be a good listen for you too!

Sep 30, 2021

Miranda has had a setback and has some decisions to make regarding her race and Melissa has set some new volume records for herself. Their energy was great and coach Ellie shares a crazy story about racing and bees!  Enjoy.

Sep 30, 2021

We could not be more pumped to see all of the runners from this season pushing so strong so late in the training.  Dave's knee is still giving him issues but seem to be on the mend.  Mariah has been putting in some big efforts and feeling great.  Listen to see how they got here!

Sep 29, 2021

With less than 3 weeks to their first ultra Jenn and Randi have taken every opportunity to make sure their training is on point, and it's paying off!

Sep 29, 2021

Katie and Bailey are both plugging away and keeping healthy.  Unfortunately, Katie's area is on fire and it's been a tough go emotionally lately.  We hope you enjoy the show and give some love to the people losing so much. 

Sep 18, 2021

Melissa is plugging right along with her training and even got to run with a previous season local in Rhode Island.  The ramp up to Virginia is looking promising.  Miranda hit a health scare and is figuring out where she is to be on the safe side of things.  We preview the Season 11 race in a short bit!  Enjoy the show.

Sep 16, 2021

Katie and Bailey try their hand at some different types of running in the last couple weeks.  Running the beach for long miles verse her usual mountains was tougher than expected for Bailey and running 21 miles on pavement beat up Katie a bit.  We talk through all of this and what to expect in the coming weeks as well! Enjoy the show.

Sep 14, 2021

Randi and Jenn find a way to fit in a beer mile with their hectic life and training schedules and it sounds like they got all they could handle!  Randi had never had a full beer before!  Their training is coming right along and with only 5 weeks left they are gearing up nicely for their first 50k in Virginia.

Sep 9, 2021

Dave and Mariah are still plugging along even through the hazyness of a couple tough beer miles. Dave deals with a slight knee set back and Mariah keeps pluggin away.  The next few weeks should be challenging but the set up for a great race day is worth the work.  Enjoy.

Sep 7, 2021

Randi and Jenn come to share their shenanigans with their first ever beer mile along with some of their concerns for getting ready for the big day coming up.  It's a great listen today with a couple dedicated runners!

Aug 26, 2021

While Hillary runs in France Scott catches up with Bailey and Katie!  They keep it light and talk about their first ever attempt at a beer mile.  Let's just say they learned a lot. Enjoy the show!

Aug 25, 2021

Miranda and Melissa catch us up on all of their training adventures and misadventures.  Long runs and getting lost and figuring out how to take care of business, yep, on these runs.  Listen to the journey of two soon to be ultra runners and their amazing coach on the show today!

Aug 23, 2021

Mariah keeps running into bears and Dave is playing the mental games it takes to get the training in but they are both progressing perfectly!  We also talk about the 5k retest and more. Enjoy the show!

Aug 13, 2021

What an awesome episode.  Bailey and Katie cam with awesome questions about the motivation to stay on it in training.  Coach Hillary had some awesome feedback and it all ending with such a positive energy we all wanted to go for a run!  Enjoy the show!

Aug 12, 2021

Not only is the mileage adding up for these two runners, they are balancing their busy lives and seem to be nailing it.  Even it they are pretty worn out!  Melissa gets to meet Season 8.5 and 9 runners at a race in Vermont.  Miranda's kids have her working double time to get it all in!  Coach Greenwood has them ready to keep rolling!  Enjoy the show.

Jul 31, 2021

Mariah and Dave keep pushing and they are both learning how much of this effort is going to be mental.  Mariah takes a tumble.  Coach Basham is back to racing.  Enjoy!

Jul 24, 2021

Jen and Randi are learning something new every week.  Whether it be about pushing through mental barriers and knowing when to call it a day or simply better ways to NOT fall on the trail, they are figuring it out.  Enjoy the show!

Jul 19, 2021

Coach Hillary catches up with Bailey and Katie as they finish up their 5k trials early on in the training.  They also talk about the accountability in training and the upcoming effforts!

Jul 14, 2021

Miranda tries out some new gear after years of road running.  Melissa deal with a little achilles, low leg issue (tightness).  Listen in to see how their coach Ellie guides them through some new training concepts!  

Jul 13, 2021

Dave asks a great question about how to know how hard to push.  Mariah is dealing with some stomach issues on the longer runs.  Coach Basham helps them through it all even with her own epic runs coming up!  They both let us know how their 5k trial went too.  Enjoy the show!

Jul 9, 2021

Jennifer and Randi both complete their 5k trial and are following the training really well!  Randi had a shoulder injury scare early in the training but seems to be doing well now!  Jennifer had a challenging interval set on the treadmill for a new format and they both had little trail falls recently. All in all, a great start to Season 10 for these awesome women!

Jul 4, 2021

Coach Ellie Greenwood gets to meet her Season 10 runners Melissa and Miranda during their first call of the season.  Both are seasoned road runners but it looks like trails might be a new adventure for them.  Enjoy!

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