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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 9
Jun 3, 2021

Bill and Caitlin rounded out the Season as the oldest and youngest runners of the crew.  Their reflections of training and the race are pretty great to hear and if you are on the fence about doing your own first ultra, listening to these two should push you to sign up!  Go apply for Season 10 now!

Jun 3, 2021

A tale of two different runs.  Priscila and Lauren proved that race day can go perfectly or completely crazy without much explanation.  Their reflections on their first ultra is truly inspiring.  Enjoy.  Also, go apply for Season 10! 

Jun 3, 2021

Grace enjoyed the whole day out there and Ashleigh learned a lot on a rough one.  Listen to the first ultra reflections from a couple of women who put it all out there and learned a bunch!  Season 10 applications are live!

Jun 3, 2021

Carly had a rough go with the heat.  Brian had a crew of more than 20 come support him.   Listen to the reflections of the first ultra for both of these amazing people!  Also, Season 10 applications are open!

May 12, 2021

Brian and Carly have put the time in.  Now it's time to see what they can do when the race starts.  Easily, two of the most experienced runners we have ever taken on this project so seeing how they put it all together should be awesome.  Enjoy!

May 12, 2021

Grace and Ashleigh share how the journey has been over these last 6 months.  From hoping she wouldn't get picked to having her dad on her mind on these efforts, it was a heartfelt and fun call.  Can't wait to see what they get done in Oregon this weekend! Enjoy.

May 11, 2021

Bill and Caitlin are rolling up to their first 50k and ultra with unique experiences and lots of new perspective.  Caitlin is feeling better with the IT band issue and Bill is more than anything, curious to see what the experience will bring.  We can't wait to see how they do out there!  Enjoy.

May 11, 2021

It's been a great 6 months of training and getting to know Priscila and Lauren as they train for their first ultra in Oregon.  We gave them a chance to reflect on the training and the process and can't wait to see how they do covering the distance in a few days. Enjoy the show!

May 10, 2021

Todd and Renee Janssen join us to answer questions from the Season 9 runners.  A little strategy, where to take care of business, and where the course is mentally toughest are just a few of the questions.  Enjoy the show!

May 6, 2021

With the training cycle winding down Coach Ian Sharman continued the explanation of the taper and why it's so important.  Brian and Carly have a few more last minute questions as well. Enjoy!

May 4, 2021

Ashleigh and Grace are both excited and really nervous for their upcoming 50k.    Amanda explains the why's and how's around their upcoming taper and it helps put them at ease a bit. 6 months of training and they are about good to go!

Apr 28, 2021

Caitlin has a pain on the outside of her knee on a recent training run and has to back off.  Bill promises more and more vertical on his runs.  This and more in the training for their first ultra in a few weeks!  Enjoy!

Apr 28, 2021

Lauren talks about how she is feeling after hitting a trail marathon in training and Priscila is recovering from a hamstring issue.  They both rate their confidence with only a couple weeks away to their first ultra.   Enjoy!

Apr 26, 2021

Carly and Brian are both plugging away in the middle of the toughest part of training. A trail camp recap and surprising success on day two of a back to back are on the forefront!  Enjoy!

Apr 21, 2021

Ashley and Grace share their training from the last few weeks. Some doubts and some big triumphs along with just hammering away.  Their first ultra is in a few weeks!  

Apr 21, 2021

Caitlin has a down-cycle after a huge week and Bill gives us his feedback from an adventurous trail camp in Colorado.  Listen to two runners train for their first ultra on the show!

Apr 6, 2021

Join Coach Ellie Greenwood and her runners for Season 9 as they go over the training from the last few weeks and find out what is in store coming up!  Lauren gets noticed at a restaurant.  Priscila deals with a little knee issue that doesn't seem serious.  Enjoy the show!

Mar 22, 2021

Carly and Brian catch us up on the last couple weeks of training.  Carly is running a half marathon for the first time since Covid and Brian has some great observations from his training during travel.  Enjoy!

Mar 20, 2021

Bill and Caitlin catch up and bring their training questions to the call.  Dealing with nausea and planning for rare afternoon long runs came up. Enjoy the show!

Mar 16, 2021

Coach Ellie and Scott catch up with Lauren and Priscila.  The run streaks that did, and didn't, happen.  Why Priscila's Monday's are her favorite run of the week.  What is coming up in the training!  Enjoy the show.

Mar 14, 2021

Carly and Brian catch us up on their training.  The miles are getting longer but the focus and commitment has not waned at all.  Enjoy!

Mar 13, 2021

It's been a bit longer between calls so it's great to catch up with them to see how they are doing with their training.   Some well earned fatigue that is common for this stage of training and changing weather looks to help them keep rolling!  Enjoy!

Mar 5, 2021

Bill and Caitlin join Coach Scott to catch up on all things training and adjusting to new training concepts.  Recovering between runs and specifically longer back to back efforts came up as well as the 14 day run streak.  Enjoy!

Mar 5, 2021

Coach Ellie catches up with Lauren and Priscila as they are at the halfway point of their training for the first 50k!  Lauren hit a tough mental spot and Priscila headed to Hawaii for a getaway.  The 2 week run streak is beginning as well. Enjoy!

Feb 20, 2021

Ian hops on and talks through the most recent training with Brian and Carly. Brutal cold and winter weather affects both runners but they are plugging away.  We talk about their 5k retest and also talk about total hours of training per week to get an idea of the commitment that new ultra runners can expect!  Enjoy!

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