Coach Amanda Basham and Scott hang with Kristi and Kelsey a month out from their race. With only one more call before race day the excitement is gaining. Kristi asks about trail etiquette and Kelsey gets out on the course to check it out a bit. Basham was killing a couple feet of bread and some gouda so yeah, it was an awesome call. Hope you enjoy it!
Coach Hillary Allen and Scott sit down with Stacey and Isabel with exactly one month left until they run their race. They both have some slight pain but it doesnt seem serious for either. Isabel's poor dog got skunked but she had a great plan to take care of it! We hope you enjoy the show!
Coach Annie Hughes and Scott hang out with Jasmine and Darin as they are officially less than a month away from the race. Jasmine has to miss her first workout of the training which is wild. She also starts a great conversation on what her why is with running. Darin prints out the course info and goes over some of his notes. The "hug my wife" note had us laughing pretty good. Enjoy the show.
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Delorean is still staying disciplined through all of the tough stuff life is throwing at him and his family. He is getting the long runs in which is huge but it's heating up in Georgia so that part is getting tougher. He shares the logistics around chemo and how it affects their schedule. He also shares the cold capping they do to keep her hair. It's a pretty involved process and they decided it was worth it to keep their little girls' world as normal as possible. He also shares the newest recipe for the charity cooking. You should definitely donate this go round.
ON today's show Jasmine and Darin share their weeklky volume and long efforts over the apast couple weeks with their coach, Annie Hughes. Becoming Ultra follows runners doing their longest and biggest efforts. We hope you enjoy!
Today Scott and Delorean got to catch up a bit. It is obvious how much this family is going through so reminding Delorean that perfection is NOT the goal seemed to be a big part of today's call. That, and youth sports! We know so many of you are going through tough stuff and Delorean and his family are just more proof of what is possible and why it's so important to keep pushing to get stronger for yourself and your loved ones. We hope you enjoy the show!
Hillary is back to coach up Stacey and Isabel. Isabel ditched the socks on a long run recently. Stacey is enjoying the Oregon trails. Both women look to events to get some longer efforts in and prep for the upcoming race! Enjoy the show!
With only 2 months before the Wy'east Wonder race in Oregon, Coach Amanda Basham catches up with her athletes. We follow the journey of ultra runners and shares their coaching calls with the world!
Annie catches up with Jasmine and Darin and the fact that there is no big news is great news! Both runners are seeing huge improvement with their fitness which is amazing. We talk about a recent Instagram post Annie shared about running being the olnly sport she ever excelled at and loved. Pretty cool. Enjoy the show.
If running is good for anything, helping us deal with real life stuff that isn't fun or easy might be the the most important thing we gain from it all. Delorean and Mandy head to Texas to look for better treatment options. T/he running took a back seat but it had to. Delorean will just get back at it the next week. The optimism and love in this family is awesome to see. We also share a fundraiser for the rare cancer where Delorean will teach us all how to cook his signature dish. You can learn more here. Hope you enjoy!
Isabel and Stacey have been pushing their training and it is all paying off. A long uphill goal of not walking was met by Isabel and she notices some positives of running with other people. Stacey tests her legs with lots of vert on her long run this week! Enjoy the show and following along!
Kristi and Kelsey are continuing to put the work in for their big goals. Kristi is on her feet a bunch dancing for a production of Spamalot so Coach Basham pulls back her volume a bit to match. Kelsey has a brutal long run and they refocus on the fueling. Enjoy the show!
Coach Annie Hughes is fresh off her win in the desert around Moab as she helps get Jasmine and Darin closer and closer to their goals of the 50k and 50 miler this coming June. Jasmine ran her first sanctioned 50k in Oregon and shares her experience running the Pacific Northwest for the first time. Darin feels the training take hold as he runs a PR for the 5k. Things are looking great for this crew!
Running is rarely ever the main thing when it comes to ultra running and the people who toe the line. Delorean is a great example of keeping himself strong and ready to be there for his awesome family. We hope you enjoy their story and finds ways to support them all.
As we continue to follow Darin and jasmin as they prep for their first 50k and 50 miler we talk mindset on long uphill efforts, mentality in going to run a 50k around people when training is usually solo, and what to do when unruly customers try to ruin your day! Enjoy the show!
We are almost at the halfway point for season 13 and the runners are getting it done and learning along the way. Learning how to get training in when travel is imminent and learning what running on trails feels like after a long winter. Hillary was traveling too and shares a little about her time in Spain. Enjoy the show!
Kristi and Kelsey had some good questions for coach Basham. Their training is right on schedule for the big day in June. Becoming Ultra is all about following the journey of ultra runners!
Coach Annie Hughes catches up with Jasmine and Darin as they prepare for the 50k and 50 mile run in Oregon. Darin ran into his first snake of the season in Arizona and Jasmine gets ready for a 50k in Oregon soon. Becoming Ultra follows the journey of ultra runners!
Darin has a scheduling snafu for the last team call so Coach Annie Hughes hopped on a call and sent us the recording to catch up on Darin and his progress in training. Enjoy the episode!
Isabel and Stacey take some classic advice from their coach Hillary on this most recent episode! Stacey juggles parenting and dark mornings and Kelsey keeps plugging along in the early training for the Oregon Ultra this coming June!
If only every week and every run would feel perfect everyone would do this stuff. The truth is, it rarely goes as smoothly as you would like. This last week is a perfect example. Delorean and Chelsea both have been dealing with some issues but we gameplan how to get back on a roll. We hope you can relate and enjoy the show!
On this epsiode we talked about the early volume with the runners, how to deal with Texas winters, when to fuel on your longer runs, and coach Basham talks about her New Zealand racing experience. Kristi and Kelsey have had a great start to the season 13 training. Enjoy the show. Looking for adventure? Check out our retreats.
If the title says anything it's that these two runners were dealing with some stuff in the last couple weeks. We talk about lot's of life and running in this one so I think you'll enjoy and be able to relate. Enjoy the show!
On this episode Coach Annie Hughes and Scott find out where Jasmine is in her training physically and mentally. She is training for her first 50 miler. Enjoy the show!
Isabel and Stacey are under way with their training from coach Hillary Allen! Intervals and pyramid sets to make it more interesting early on is the goal. Stacey talks about the challenge of switiching from lots of treadmill miles to outside miles and Isabel shares her goal of being able to run up a local route without stopping! Good stuff!