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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 7
Jul 6, 2019

Heather is running the Tahoe 100 soon and her coach Liza Howard walks her through an exercise to troubleshoot issues before they happen.  Also, running on the Fourth of July and trail camp in Texas.

Jul 5, 2019

Chelsea has some legit reasons why running has been on the backburner but Ellie and Scott try to steer her straight and put things into perspective!  For any busy runners out there, this might be the tough love you needed too!   Enjoy the show!

Jun 21, 2019

Liza and Heather are on the show to talk about Heather's all night 50 miler a week ago and some smart ways to prevent blisters as well as upcoming training goals. Enjoy the show.

Jun 14, 2019

Chelsea has been in Arizona for a little over a week now and the heat is definitely going to be an ongoing issue to figure out how to deal with in the training. Especially when she couldn't get an uninterrupted treadmill workout done.  We have a little fun on the show today and try to help her get back on track after the big move! Enjoy.

Jun 6, 2019

Heather has a 50 miler this weekend that is a night race and Liza preps her for the effort.  Learn all about the OSSCIA race and how she has been training for it!

Jun 2, 2019

Chelsea and Ellie are on the show today to talk about the challenges of getting Chelsea's runs in consistently while moving her life to another state.  We also go into Chelsea's new perspective on dogs on trails now that she runs with hers consistently! Enjoy the show!

May 27, 2019

Liza and Scott go over an article Liza recently published about all of the details of running and mountain lions!

May 16, 2019

Chelsea, Scott, and Ellie talk about some common issues runners face and we think it's gonna be a great one for beginners and experienced runners alike!

May 14, 2019

Heather thought she was moving much faster than she was and the incline was much tougher than she thought.  Real life training issues!

May 4, 2019

Chelsea and Ellie brainstorm some ways to get some good hill work in Texas.  Chelsea also tries to turn the tables on the coaches and starts asking them questions about how "cool" they are!  Enjoy the show!

Apr 26, 2019

We were able to catch up with Heather and her coach Liza Howard!   Liza was in Zion to help pace a 100 miler and Heather is recovering from illness.  Enjoy the show.

Apr 18, 2019

Chelsea has been assigned some legit hill repeats and Coach Ellie Greenwood shares the exact set that you can try too!  Also, a new use for Body Glide for the ladies. Enjoy the show!

Apr 5, 2019

Chelsea has her first 10 miler under her belt. She ran in some world class wildflowers!  She shares it all with her coach and you all!

Apr 2, 2019

We talk about early niggles in training.  Things that hurt a bit but aren't a real factor that every runner experiences. 

Mar 22, 2019

Chelsea is in week two of training with Ellie for her first ultra and things are looking great.  Her knee is better and her running partner is strong.  She also upgraded her GPS so we talk about that as well!

Mar 18, 2019

Heather is early in her training with Liza but we still have a great conversation about core strength, back strength, and how she deals with her migraines.  All things we know many runners could be going through.

 

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Mar 9, 2019

Chelsea and Ellie get to meet for the first time and Scott and Ellie get to learn as much about Chelsea as they can on this first call. If this one is any indication of the season to come, it's gonna be a fun one!  Enjoy.

Mar 5, 2019

Meet Heather Ficke.  We wanted to follow her journey this year even though she has run an ultra before.   She is in the same place so many runner are.  Ok, I've run an ultra but I don't want to be chasing cutoffs all day, what do I do next?  Her profession and background is very interesting and we think you'll enjoy her journey this year!

Feb 23, 2019

The coaches of Sharman Ultra and Becoming Ultra sat down to select the runners for Season 7.  They were a passionate and interesting group of runners and we can't wait to share their journey for most of 2019!  Enjoy the show!  Want to be a part of this journey?  Reach out through Becoming Ultra.

 

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Cloudsplitter Race

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Team BU

Feb 21, 2019

Scott and Steph hop on a call to talk about the differences they are seeing the applicants for season 7 as well as how Becoming Ultra is committing to get more beginners further along in their dreams to run an ultra!  Enjoy

Feb 16, 2019

Rob Steger of Training 4 Ultra has had a heck of a couple years since he changed his life and started running ultra distances.  He has recently written a book about his experiences. On the other hand, Season 7 for Becoming Ultra is launching right now.  The two founders sit down and interview each other about the respective projects that have the same goal, get people inspired to run!

Feb 10, 2019

On the show we introduce the newest coach for the Season 7 of Becoming Ultra.  Her history, philosophy, and personality all in a quick interview to get to know what she is about.  Can't wait to see which runner is getting coached by Ellie!

Feb 8, 2019

Scott and Steph get to chat about Steph's recent Rocky Raccoon 100k effort and what she learned.  Her husband Rich signed up for his first ultra, a brutally beautiful one in Colorado that we actually just recorded a podcast with the RD of the other day.  We talk about a specific stairmaster/treadmill set that you HAVE to do if you are running hills ever. Lastly, we gave some shoutouts to our awesome BAC runners!  Thanks for listening.

 

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Feb 8, 2019

We are pumped to have the race director for two of our favorite Colorado ultras on the show today.  As you know, The Dirty 30 was chosen as a part of the Season 7 2019 schedule and is run on June 1, 2019.  Silverton is the sister race in the beautiful mountains near Silverton, CO and boasts 11 miles of the Hardrock 100 course.  She dishes on the course details and mistakes she sees runners make most often and shares some love (discount) for anyone wanting to run Silverton this year!  Enjoy the show.

 

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The Dirty 30 Race

Silverton Ultras

Hardrock

Golden Gate State park

Silverton Colorado

Team BU

Season 7 Schedule

 

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Jan 31, 2019

Bandera has wrapped and Season 7 is on the horizon.  Bringing on a new coach from Sharman Ultra in 2019 is one fo the most exciting parts of this newest launch.  Also, Steph is on the docket to coach her first live Season athlete.  We added 2 months for training so the runners have 8 months to train for the featured race in October. Yeah, it's a tough one!  Also, we added event in Zion, Colorado, Roanoke, and Wisconsin.  Let's all run together and push each other!  Season 7 application start on Feb 11th. Stay tuned.

 

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Season 7

Trail Camp in Colorado

Blue Ridge Marathon

Zion Ultras

The Badger Race

Go follow Ellie, our newest coach for Season 7

Sharman Ultra has been a partner from day 1.  We love these guys! 

 

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